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Cympad’s “Pro Quality” Ad Campaign Represents The Quality And Diversity Of Modern Drumming.

Sep 01 2016

Featuring some of the most world’s recognizable drummers, Cympad’s upcoming print and electronic media campaign showcases a wide variety of players and playing styles— all of which rely on the superior sound and performance of the company’s advanced, cellular foam cymbal washers. Cympad artists included in the new campaign are Steve Smith (Journey/Vital Information), Anika Nilles (independent), Matt Greiner (August Burns Red), Alfonso Andre (Caifanes), Kimberly ...

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Friends of the PMC

Mar 28 2016

Bill Burakoff  Ladera Ranch, Ca.      PMC Supporter Cary Nasatir, Castro Valley, Ca.     PMC Supporter Nasatir School of Percussion, www.nsopdrums.com Larry Stein, Oxnard, Ca.            PMC Supporter Instant Ensemble: A Sound Idea    www.instantensemble.com Pulse Drumming, LLC       Kim Brower/Trey O'Toole  PMC Supporter Ventura, Ca. www.pulsedrumming.com Dave Bedrosian, Altadena, Ca.         PMC Supporter American Drum School   www.americandrumschool.com

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Prentice Practice Pads

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Mar 02 2016

Separating each pad into two pieces and adding Velcro, so they can easily come apart, allows quick and easy adjustment of the playing surface angle to suit both traditional and matched grip players. Another benefit has to do with the rubber-playing surface. It is actually embedded into the wooden surface of the pad as opposed to simply being glued on top, which provides superior sound quality and a more realistic ...

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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 ...

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Different Drummer: One Man’s Music and Its Impact on ADD, Anxiety, and Autism

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May 26 2015

Play drums wants to highlight this book written by percussionist and researcher Jeff Strong. Different Drummer chronicles his path as he navigates ancient drumming practices, conducts clinical research, and develops the music that establishes him as a pioneer in the world of auditory brain stimulation over three decades. Jeff lives with ADHD and uses it as his motivation on his journey. Jeff meticulously documents the development of his therapy and ...

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10 Drum Promotions to Celebrate International Drum Month

May 12 2015

Reprinted from the March/April 2015 issue of MUSIC INC. International Drum Month is celebrated annually in May. To help you prepare for this month-long celebration of percussion, Music Inc. has gathered 10 great promotional ideas from some of the country’s top drum retailers. “The best promo we have ever had is our ‘Free Lessons For life’ program. Customers would buy a kit and get a free 30-minute group ...

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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 ...

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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.

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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 (...

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Music Trades 1.25.14

Mar 20 2014

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