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PMC Spreads Drum Message

Feb 27 2017

By Bobby Reed, Editor of DownBeat The Percussion Marketing Council held its PMC Members Meeting and Percussion Industry Gathering on Jan. 19 at the Hilton Anaheim Hotel’s Vista Lounge during The NAMM Show. Among the speakers were the four executive officers of the organization: Brad Smith, vice president MI products at Hal Leonard; Dave Jewell, marketing communications manager, customer sales and marketing group at Yamaha; Stacey Montgomery-Clark, senior vice ...

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Original recorded drummer performs with Spector on smash hit “Be My Baby”

Feb 10 2017

A guitar riff can launch a craze, and a drumbeat can inspire a kid to pick up drumsticks. There may be no drummer who has influenced more young drummers than Hal Blaine, one of most recorded musicians of all-time. Blaine most famously drummed with Phil Spector’s “Wall of Sound” studio band. Nicknamed the Wrecking Crew, the band dominated the recording industry, playing on more than 40 number one hits. ...

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PMC Partners with Cleveland Federation of Musicians to Bring Percussion Residency to Cleveland Rainey Institute

Nov 08 2016

You could hear the thunder throughout the building and see the wall-to-wall smiles on students and faculty attending the first of a three-part Percussion Residency educational program at the nationally recognized Rainey Institute on Cleveland’s east side. The continued collaboration of the Percussion Marketing Council (PMC) and the Cleveland Federation of Musicians (CFM) brought a third consecutive year of percussion education to Rainey students and teachers.  Every one of ...

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Nothing ‘Beats’ DW’S Latest Factory Accessory Offerings

Oct 17 2016

DW Drums debuts two new adjustable bass drum beaters that offer drummers easy solutions for changing up the sound of their bass drums on the fly. Created in direct cooperation with two of the world’s top drummers; the Black Sheep Beater designed by Nashville drummer Rich Redmond (Jason Aldean) and the patented Control XL Beater™ designed in conjunction with studio legend, J.R. Robinson (Barbra Streisand/Michael Jackson) both ...

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PMC’s 11-Year-Old “Roadie for the Day” Drums with a Pro Drummer Rich Redmond

Oct 10 2016

On September 30, the Percussion Marketing Council (PMC) 2016 International Drum Month (IDM) promotion culminated when 11-year-old Henry Saad met real-life drum hero Rich Redmond prior to a Jason Aldean concert in Raleigh, North Carolina. Henry’s father, Michael, entered the IDM “Drum Roadie for a Day” and all-access backstage experience contest online on behalf of his son. The contest connects to participating percussion retailers across the country during its ...

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Annual PASIC Convention will take place November 9th-12th!

Sep 30 2016

The annual PASIC Convention will take place November 9th-12th in Indianapolis, IN, and will feature clinics and performances from top musicians from around the world.  PASIC is in its 41st year and the convention continues to deliver amazing performances and clinics from musicians all over the world! All while showcasing the latest and greatest from the percussion products industry. Over the years, PASIC has moved from city to city throughout ...

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Roadie for a Day Winner meets Rich Redmond!

Sep 30 2016

Winner of the 2016 Roadie for a Day sweepstakes, Henry, met with Rich Redmond before Rich's CRASH event. The full story will be coming shortly.

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Zildjian Promotes Neil Larrivee to Vice President

Sep 29 2016

The Avedis Zildjian Company has announced that Neil Larrivee has been promoted to Vice President of Education and Drumstick Product Development. In this new role, Neil will bring together both the Zildjian and Vic Firth Education teams into a single, fully integrated department and will continue to lead Product Development for both Vic Firth as well as Zildjian branded drumsticks.  “We are excited to have Neil take on this new ...

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Zildjian Announces the 2016 Kerope Zildjian Scholarship Competition Winner

Sep 29 2016

The Avedis Zildjian Company is pleased to announce that the 2016 Kerope Zildjian Scholarship winner is David Yoon from the Julliard School.  David is a student of Dan Druckman and will receive a $5,000 tuition award, an expense-free trip to the Zildjian factory, and complimentary cymbals. The runner-up was Austin Cernosek from the University of North Texas and a student of Mark Ford.  Austin will receive a special complimentary ...

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Zildanjian Planet Z Cymbals Now Available at Select U.S. Dealers

Sep 29 2016

The Avedis Zildjian Company has announced that its series of Planet Z Cymbals are now available for the first time in the United States for new drummers looking to make their first entrance to the Zildjian Family. Made in Zildjian’s Norwell, Massachusetts manufacturing facility, Planet Z is made of a proprietary nickel-silver alloy that delivers a sonically superior cymbal at a more economical price point.  With its entrance in ...

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