About PMC



Formed in 1995, the Percussion Marketing Council (PMC) is the percussion industry’s trade organization. Its members are drum and percussion manufacturers, suppliers, and dealers and it is governed by a board made up from a representative group of its members. But more than just a group of companies and a governing body, the PMC is a non-profit with a mission to actively promote the many benefits of drumming to the general public. By working together as a group of related firms in a non-competitive and cooperative manner, the PMC is creating more players and is assuring continuous development of more and new drummers.


  • To promote drumming as a positive experience for all individuals regardless of age, gender, musical
    background, economic means, education or geographic location.
  • To expand both the percussion market and demand for percussion instruments through the increased visibility of all forms of percussion.
  • To unify the percussion products industry in order to create a stronger voice in the music industry and a forum for greater communication among all companies and members.


  • International Drum Month – making a jump to the month of May, IDM is known for it’s awesome contests awarding everything from free beginner packs with drumsticks, to special celebrity drummer appearances and more! Retailers can get in on the action by registering as an official IDM location by clicking here.
  • Vans Warped Tour – The PMC is on tour every summer bringing free drum lessons to the masses with Vans Warped Tour.
  • Drums Across America – Drums Across America free drum lesson lab program is designed exclusively for Friends of the PMC retail members to create more players, thus developing more drum customers in their local markets. Drums Across America can be conducted at the store or off-site at local arts/music festivals, shopping malls, school events like arts fairs, and related educational gatherings. 
  • Percussion in the Schools (PITS) –  PITS program puts name brand, professional drummers into local schools around the US and Canada. Get involved and make a difference!
  • Roots of Rhythm – Roots of Rhythm was created for use in International House of Blues Foundation (IHOBF) and other arts and educational programs. Check it out now and see who ROR can benefit you.