Several of the biggest names in today's current drum industry are proud to announce the search for the "Drummer Of Tomorrow". Beginning June 1, drummers can film a solo or play-along performance, upload their video to DrummerofTomorrow.com, and be entered to win over $50,000 in prizes and drum gear. Prizes include drum sets from Mapex, cymbals from Zildjian, drumheads from Remo, drum sticks from Vic Firth and songbooks from Alfred Music Publishing. In addition, the top winner will win an artist endorsement contract from Mapex, and will appear on the company's official artist roster.
"This is an amazing opportunity to find the next great drummer, organically," says Joe Hibbs, product marketing manager for Mapex. "It's the only worldwide drum competition, spanning over a dozen countries."
The "Drummer Of Tomorrow" United States contest will be broken out into several elimination rounds, which run from June 1, 2011 through 2012 at the Musikmesse show in Frankfurt, Germany. For the U.S. competition, entries will be accepted from June 1 through July 31, 2011 on the U.S. contest site. As winners advance through the contest, they will be flown to various locales to perform. Destinations include a studio in Nashville, Tennessee, the 2012 winter NAMM show in Anaheim, California, and the 2012 Musikmesse show in Germany. Entries will be judged by voters on the contest site as well as a panel of drum industry professionals and artists from the Mapex roster.
"This is the ultimate audition for any drummer out there; playing in front of a worldwide audience," adds Hibbs.