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So You Want to Start Drumming?

May 05 2015

So you want to start drumming? It can be a little overwhelming when you first start playing any instrument, and drums are no different. The good news; you can tackle drums slightly differently than most instruments, but plenty of the basics are still the same. The easiest way to tackle any new project, like learning an instrument, is by breaking it down into pieces. 1. Get Some Sticks and Books ...


25th Anniversary Chicago Drum Show

Feb 18 2015

The 25th Annual Chicago Drum Show is shaping up to be another world-class percussion event. Organizer Rob Cook reports that every aspect of the show is on track to maintain the show’s status as a premier educational and entertainment event. “We added more spaces this year for exhibitors but are still over 99% booked 3 months before the show,” says Cook. “We are welcoming 16 new exhibitors and we ...


Fall Rimshot newsletter out now!

Nov 13 2014

The Percussion Marketing Council is pleased to announce the fall edition of Rimshot, the organization's official quarterly newsletter, is now available for download. Download your copy of Rimshot by clicking here.


PMC Kicks Off Successful 2014 Vans Warped Tour

Jul 02 2014

  For the fifth consecutive year, Percussion Marketing Council (PMC) and local music retailers will once again provide free first drum lessons at its Lesson Lab Tent in the following cities on the popular Vans Warped Tour:  Houston, TX (June 13), San Antonio, TX (June 14), Albuquerque, NM (June 17), Mansfield, MA (July 10), Camden, NJ (July 11), Wantagh (Long Island), NY (July 12), Hartford, CT (July 13), Cincinnati, OH (...


Music Trades 1.25.14

Mar 20 2014

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International Drum Month Moves to May 2014

Nov 09 2013

November 3, 2013—Following feedback from PMC members and requests from music retailers across the country, the Percussion Marketing Council (PMC) has decided to relaunch and revise the International Drum Month (IDM) program. The new International Drum Month will be celebrated annually, beginning in May 2014. This significant change in calendar placement offers a gateway for all retailers to get involved in more PMC market growth programs that extend throughout ...


Vans Warped Tour 2014 Is Coming!

Oct 07 2013

We're dusting off the free lesson lab tent and getting ready for our fifth year on the road at select dates in 2014 with Vans Warped Tour.  Check out the 2014 VWT dates, keep tabs on this page for updates from us on where, when and how to get your free drum lessons this summer and we'll se you out on the road really soon!       &...


PMC Welcomes Prentice Practice Pads!

Sep 18 2013

The Percussion Marketing Council is pleased to announce new member Prentice Practice Pads.


Just Play

Jun 13 2013



PMC Launches Friends of PMC & Drums Across America!

Mar 27 2013

PERCUSSION MARKETING COUNCIL Launches New “Get Involved” Initiatives to Connect with  All Percussionists and Retailers Cleveland, OH—The Executive Committee of the Percussion Marketing Council (PMC) launched two new program initiatives during the January NAMM convention in Anaheim, California, directly addressing the need of growing and supporting drum set oriented members and firms in the percussion industry. PMC spokesman, Karl Dustman commented, “The all-new ‘Friends of the PMC’ and ‘Drums ...