PMC - Percussion marketing council

The proud members of the Percussion Marketing Council represent every facet of the Percussion Industry, sponsoring the website and all educational programs, campaigns and activities to increase the entire population's interest in drums and drumming. The products, brands and services of these members will be showcased on our blog section of the website.

As the official trade association of the Percussion Industry, these dedicated long term members continue to invest in all current and future players, seeking greater knowledge and enjoyment of all percussion instruments, through the World of Percussion.

Create, design and implement professional marketing, educational and public awareness campaigns, programs and activities that bring increased public desire to playing and learning drums and drumming, along with all percussion instruments. By offering basic introduction and how-to-play essentials to mass audiences, drumming becomes a lifestyle activity  for fun and recreation thus increasing the number of people playing and purchasing all types of drums.

A. To promote drumming as a positive experience for all individuals regardless of age, gender, musical background, economic means, education or geographic location. 

B. To expand both the percussion market and demand for percussion instruments through the increased visibility of all forms of percussion; instruments and music.

C. To unify the percussion products industry in order to create a stronger voice in the music industry and a forum for greater communication among all companies and members.

D. To create programs and opportunities for percussion expansion by connecting retail music merchants with non-traditional music and non-music educators that can bring percussion into the schools and classrooms above and beyond traditional instrumental band and orchestra programs.

Benefit from program participation, brand recognition and product-connection in the educational market development initiatives. We are creating more percussion industry customers through these fine programs:

The Percussion Marketing Council (PMC) is the only percussion trade association, representing the finest manufacturers, distributors, brands, and educational organizations in the percussion industry that share a common goal in creating new drummers. By working together with organizations like yours, the PMC can create more players and assure continuous development of new drummers. Playing a musical instrument is critical in a child’s development and a percussion instrument is a great and easy way to get youth involved in music.

Formed in 1995, PMC is THE official percussion industry's trade organization. Its members are drum and percussion manufacturers, distributors, publishers and educational organizations which are governed by a board made up from a representative group of its members. But more than just a group of companies and a governing body, the PMC is a non-profit all-volunteer organization with a mission to actively promote the many benefits of drumming to the general public. By working together as a group of related firms in a non-competitive and cooperative manner, the PMC is creating more players and is assuring continuous development of more and new drummers.

The PMC has consistently received NAMM Foundation Grant Awards for the past sixteen  years  under current Executive Officer leadership. This accomplishment and fact is un equaled by any other musical instrument trade association in existence.


MUSIC INDUSTRY: Open to all percussion/music industry manufacturers, distributors, and publishers. Join the leaders of our industry in developing and growing these exciting programs to strengthen business and create more drummers.

FRIENDS OF THE PMC brings a long-needed opportunity and answer to the many teachers, players, schools, studios, and retailers who’ve asked, “How can I get involved with the PMC and its programs?” Two new “Friends” categories have been created:

1) “Partners” level of support will be directed to colleges, universities, retail music stores, drum shops, non-percussion publications, and music/ percussion associations.

2) “Supporters” level of support will be directed to teachers, lesson studios, teaching websites, and individual players.

PMC Members are invited to attend the Annual Open Forum and Friends of the PMC meetings as may be conducted throughout the year. The PMC Annual Open Forum is held in conjunction with the January Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA. Tentative plans are developing for the first Friends of the PMC meeting in conjunction with the Percussive Arts Society International Conference conducted in November of each year. These meetings provide clear information on what the organization is doing and how you can participate, benefit, and get involved in “growing the market” for NEW drummers.

If you are not already a member of PMC and want to participate in our mission to increase the drum and percussion market, contact us via the form below.

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