Percussion Marketing Council

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Want Free Drum Lessons?

Win 12 Free Drum Lessons with the “Get Your Sticks Together” Giveaway Whether you’ve been playing for a while, a beginning drummer, or just dreaming about becoming a drummer, you can win 12 free drum lessons to build your playing…

Modern Drummer
Jan 1, 2020

Enter The "Roadie For A Day" Contest with Cindy Blackman Santana

Throughout May’s International Drum Month, the Percussion Marketing Council (PMC) is encouraging drummers and want-to-be drummers to visit a participating music retailer to learn how they can begin drumming and enter to win the PMC’s “Roadie for a Day” contest.…

Modern Drummer
May 3, 2019

Def Leppard Drummer Rick Allen Welcomes PMC’s “Roadie for a Day” Grand Prize Winner

Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen (left) with PMC’s “Drum Roadie for a Day” grand prize winner Bradley Biggs backstage at the San Diego, CA concert. The Percussion Marketing Council (PMC) 2018 International Drum Month promotion concluded with the Roadie for…

Modern Drummer
Sep 26, 2018

PMC Provides Winning Experience for Retailers and Young People Across the Country

  For the sixth year in a row, Percussion Marketing Council (PMC) sponsored Free Drum Lesson Lab Tents at Vans Warped Tour (VWT) sites across the country. This year, retailers at six of the national VWT tour dates participated, connecting…

Modern Drummer
Sep 13, 2017

PMC Reunites Hal Blaine and Ronnie Spector at NAMM Show

  Hal Blaine performing "Be My Baby" with Ronnie Spector. Photo by Alex Solca, taken at NAMM in Anaheim this past January 21. Hal Blaine, one of most recorded musicians of all-time, famously drummed with Phil Spector’s “Wall of Sound”…

Modern Drummer
Feb 21, 2017

PMC’s “Roadie for a Day” Drums with Rich Redmond

On September 30, the Percussion Marketing Council (PMC) 2016 International Drum Month (IDM) promotion culminated when eleven-year-old Henry Saad met real-life drum hero Rich Redmond prior to a Jason Aldean concert in Raleigh, North Carolina. Henry’s father, Michael, entered the…

Modern Drummer
Oct 12, 2016

News: PMC Announces Appointment of Sarah Hagan of Zildjian to Advisory Board

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…

Modern Drummer
Aug 17, 2015

PMC Provides Free Drum Lessons at Vans Warped Tour Summer Concerts

For the fifth consecutive year, the Percussion Marketing Council (PMC) and local music retailers once again provided free first drum lessons at its Lesson Lab Tent in the following cities on the popular Vans Warped Tour: Houston, TX (June 13),…

Modern Drummer
Jul 2, 2014

PMC Is Giving Away Free Beginner Packs for Both Drumkit and Hand Percussion Drummers

November is the month for the Percussion Marketing Council’s (PMC) annual International Drum Month campaign, and the PMC has gathered basic drumming essentials from industry members to help you get started drumming!  Anyone who has ever dreamed of playing drums…

Modern Drummer
Oct 17, 2012