Archive for the ‘Press Releases’ Category

PMC Draws on Experts from All Facets of the Industry; 2016 IDM Celebrity Spokesperson Announced

Feb 10 2016

January 22, 2016—The Percussion Marketing Council (PMC) hosted a percussion industry leaders panel at its Annual All-Member Meeting January 22, at the 2016 NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. The “Women in Percussion: the Changing Market for Percussion” panel was moderated by Drumhead magazine founder Jonathan Mover. Panelists included retailers Victor Salazar (Vic’s Drum Shop), and Gary Forkum (Fork’s Drum Closet); percussion industry representatives Joe Testa (Vic Firth ...


Godsmack’s Drummer Shannon Larkin Welcomes “Roadie for the Day” Winner

Oct 16 2015

[caption id="attachment_1886" align="alignright" width="300"] IDM “Drum Roadie for a Day” grand prize winner Fatima Brown received a "Prize Box" of complimentary items and accessories from an assortment of the PMC Membership firms supporting the IDM annual campaign. Drummer Shannon Larkin of Godsmack provided the celebrity autograph on the one-of-a-kind cymbal, provided by Sabian.[/caption] October 10th marked the conclusion to the Percussion Marketing Council (PMC) 2015 ...


27th Annual Guitar Center Drum Off

Aug 14 2015 Guitar Center’s 27th annual Drum-Off search for the next great drummer has begun! Free and open to drummers across the country, entrants will compete for a chance to win a grand-prize package valued at over $45,000 that includes cash, gear, endorsement deals, studio time, and a GC Buyer’s Guide feature. There are 251 Guitar Center stores hosting competitions this year. ...


Gretsch Drums Appoints Mike Nieland Product Manager Andrew Shreve to Artists Relations

Aug 03 2015

Gretsch Drums has appointed Andrew Shreve to Artist Relations and Mike Nieland to Product Manager. Previously, Nieland served as District Sales Manager for KMC in the Southern California region where he was responsible for doubling sales revenue, establishing a solidified presence for all KMC brands, regional product training and working closely with the local drumming community to develop Gretsch product. Shreve previously served as Marketing and Artist Relations Manager for ...


PMC Announces Board Appointment of Sarah Hagan, of Zildjian

Sarah Hagan

Jul 30 2015

The Percussion Marketing Council (PMC) Executive Committee is pleased to announce the appointment of Sarah Hagan to its Advisory Board. A drummer and former teacher, Hagan joined Zildjian as a marketing and events coordinator and was promoted to artist relations manager for the east coast before becoming director of artist relations–worldwide in 2014. Hagan has been an active member of music industry for more than 10 years and has ...


25th Chicago Drum Show Attendance Breaks 2,000

Jul 06 2015

The 25th Annual Chicago Drum Show (15th-17th, 2015) was expanded to three days to squeeze in everything that producer Rob Cook planned for the show. “This year’s show had more of everything,” says Cook. “We had seven headliner clinics, six Master Classes, 2 Cafe presentations, 4 conference room presentations, 2 Round Table presentations, plus several special displays.”  The clinician roster included Will Calhoun, Dave Mattacks, Paul Wertico, Todd Sucherman, ...


PMC Announce 2015 International Drum Month

Feb 18 2015

Get Involved with the PMC: Making a Difference at NAMM 2015 and through May International Drum Month January 23, 2015—The Percussion Marketing Council (PMC) hosted a percussion industry leaders panel at the 2015 NAMM Annual All-Member Meeting on January 23. The “Get Involved in Growing the Percussion Industry and Create More Customers in 2015” panel was moderated by Modern Drummer Publications Vice President Kevin Kearns. Panelists included industry leaders: ...


Best. Year. Ever.

Jul 09 2014

It's been a phenomenal year for PMC programs. See what we mean.... Can't get enough drums and drumming? Check out the Winter 2013/14 edition


Percussion Marketing Council Receives NAMM Foundation Grant to Support Percussion In The Schools and Roots of Rhythm Programs

Aug 31 2011

CLEVELAND, OH (June 30, 2011)—The Percussion Marketing Council (PMC) recently announced that the organization was one of 35 recipients nationwide to receive a NAMM Foundation 2011-2012 program grant. The PMC's "PERCUSSION! The Rhythm of Life Through Making Music" funding will help the further development and growth of the organization's current Percussion In The Schools and Roots of Rhythm Programs. Percussion In The Schools is an educational in-school performance program ...


PMC Announces Percussion In The Schools 2011 Dealer Promotion with International Celebrity Drummer Keith Carlock

Aug 01 2011

The Percussion Marketing Council (PMC), in conjunction with internationally recognized drummer Keith Carlock, announced its Percussion In The Schools (PITS) Dealer program for 2011. Building on the success of the 2010 “Win Chad Smith” campaign, PMC is following up this year by inviting NAMM retail music dealers to nominate a school district for hosting a Keith Carlock all-school percussion concert assembly. The all-school general assembly concert program is targeted to ...