FiveTwenty Collective .WAVMaker Awards 2022 Sponsorship Letter

Greetings in the name of the LORD,


Though ministry is the primary goal and focus of any Christian artist, few things are more professionally validating than peer recognition in the form of awards. For FiveTwenty Collective, a platform that focuses on indie. CHRISTIAN. Culture., it is our desire that any recognition does not serve as a goal for artists, but as an encouragement to continue to grow and advance The KINGdom.

As proponents of unity, FiveTwenty Collective found it imperative to recognize independent Christian artists making a difference in the Christian music space, in particular the genre of CHH (Christian Hip Hop/Rap). In 2018, the platform established and presented our first-ever Rookie of the Year Award. From there, the award categories grew year-to-year into what is now known as the .WAVMaker Awards. This year’s awards show is being powered by the Trackstarz Universe, consisting of a 35k+ follower YouTube channel and a newly added radio show to Holy Culture’s Sirius XM Radio station (channel 154). The 2022 .WAVMaker Awards are scheduled to stream on January 1, 2023 on the Trackstarz YouTube channel.

As our platform continues to grow, we’re excited to see each extension of our platform do the same. As a part of that growth, the .WAVMaker Awards provides a unique opportunity to partner with other trendsetting, trailblazing outlets and entities, creating a physical example of some of the things Kingdom networking is supposed to portray. 

Here’s where you come in:

We’d like to invite you to sponsor an awards category for this year’s awards show. This provides unique placement for your business and intentional marketing to the combined audiences of FiveTwenty Collective and Trackstarz, allowing for effective cross-marketing of our respective demographics that certainly have a lot in common, but could benefit from an introduction. Your cost to sponsor an award category would be $100. What you would receive as a sponsor is:

  • Live mention of your business during the Trackstarz Universe broadcast
  • Logo and brand placement on select .WAVMaker promotional materials and correspondence 
  • Logo of your business as a sponsor of the selected award category on the physical award sent to the winning artist
  • Mentions on FiveTwenty Collective social media platforms (website, Twitter, etc.)
  • Vote alongside FiveTwenty staff to determine award winners

We pray this opportunity interests you, not just from a business standpoint,  but also as a chance to sow into the artists who are continuing to influence the culture and world for CHRIST. Your name featured as the sponsor of an award during the FiveTwenty Collective .WAVMaker Awards would signal your support of indie CHRISTIAN artists and indie CHRISTIAN culture, a mission and a drive we both share. The deadline for sponsorship submissions is December 1, 2022.

We thank you for your time and look forward to hearing from you, soon.

GOD bless,

The FiveTwenty Collective Staff


Ok, so…I’m no stranger to risk-taking.

I’m going to throw one word out here that may get me cursed out, cancelled, or both (neither of which should exist in our space, but that’s another post for another time!).

Here goes:


Told you. That’s counter culture.

But as much as that word is offensive to a society that thrives on instant gratification and right-now satisfaction, learning to wait (to be patient) is a necessary key that an artist who represents the Kingdom of GOD and the Body of CHRIST must have in their wheelhouse.

Why? Why do I, or should I, wait? What am I waiting on?? 

Well, first I need to wait and see if this is what GOD has me intended for, even if it’s for a season. 

Romans 12:7 (consider starting at vs 1 of this chapter):

“Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching;”

Secondly, once I find out that this is a vehicle the LORD has licensed me to drive, I need to wait on HIS release to do so. Ability doesn’t equate to commission.

Come ye near unto me, hear ye this; I have not spoken in secret from the beginning; from the time that it was, there am I: and now the Lord GOD, and his Spirit, hath sent me. –Isaiah 48:16

Lastly, and here’s the part that A LOT of artists don’t get the depth of, I need to be patient with myself…as an artist.

You see, artistry develops as the person does.

Talent is usually a misnomer. It can be obviously evident, but can also be misleading and deceptive. Talent doesn’t speak to depth, sound, construct, character – these are things that take patience in developing. We need to grow into ourselves as an artist. Allow ourselves to watch it come into manifestation.

It can take one album, it can take albums, to uncover what’s been building underneath all along.

You may know your audience out the gate, but your sound may not come until later. It’s similar to growing into your body, the ability is there, but the hybrid of talent and approach and wisdom is one that only comes with experience. Experience is not just going through, but growing through, that requires patience. 

Gospel, Christian, CHH artists – wait on the LORD. Be patient.

I love y’all,


Bonds speaks on the promises God has made to his people to never leave nor forsake them, but it’s up to individuals to persevere. God is not a man, that he should lie. “ But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.” Matt. 24:13… and His word is bond.

Marcus’ new single delivers a worship experience full of the word over a non-traditional trap style beat/melody. Listeners not only get a fresh approach to worship through the new single, but the song is full of scripture and saturated with heartfelt emotion that can be filled throughout the song! This is his first official song released under Rapture Ready Productions.