Vater Buzz Kill is Back!

Vater Buzz

Apr 09 2015

Buzz Kill [left]   Buzz Kill Extra Dry [right] Vater is pleased to announce the return of the Buzz Kill Drum and Cymbal Dampeners as well as the addition of the Buzz Kill Extra Dry. Buzz Kill is an easy to use drum/cymbal gel dampening system to control unwanted over ring and tone. If needed, each gel can be cut to achieve the desired amount of dampening whether using it ...


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: ...


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.


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


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 (...


Enter To Win Drum Roadie For A Day!

May 16 2014

Thank you to all those that entered to win the Drum Roadie For A Day contest!! The 2014 winner will be announced soon!


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!       &...