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Anika Nilles: Hit Like A Girl 2014 Winner Takes Drummies! Award

Anika Nilles a former Hit Like A Girl contestant and Runner-up winner in 2014 has been awarded the DRUM! Magazine 2015 Drummies! Award for Best Up-And-Coming Drummer. Anika is well known for a series of terrifically produced YouTube videos, most of which feature her playing her own compositions, either with a band or playing along to sequenced tracks. Her style as a drummer is powerful, with an excellent technical command of the instrument. In 2014, she was the Runner-up in the Over 18 competition, one of three winners with Riesha Fayson (US, overall winner), and Fernanda Fuentes (Chile, First runner-up). Read about the accomplishments of past contestants. Hit Like A Girl Did you know you had won the award? AnikaI saw that a voting was going on. My guys from Mapex and Meinl company told me...

Hit Like A Girl Announces Latest Judge

Gemma Hill Gemma Hill is a UK-based session, studio, and touring drummer who also teaches and writes. She is the editor of Drummer Magazine. In addition to drums, Gemma sings backing vocals, reads and transcribes music, and has play many different styles with orchestras, big bands, brass bands, steel bands, pop, rock, and acoustic acts. In her career Gemma has been fortunate to work with acts such as Cee Lo Green, Robyn, Cher Lloyd, Cyndi Lauper, Robots In Disguise and many others as well as appearing on X Factor and The Paul O’Grady Show.

Weekly Update March 2, 2015

WEEKLY UPDATE MARCH 2, 2015 For Entrants, Sponsors, Judges, and Ambassadors Quick notes: On day one of the contest yesterday twenty drummers entered (a record). With thirty-five days left to enter we could be looking at a big crop of new entrants for 2015. In addition to previously announced details for the 2015 Hit Like A Girl contest for female drummers, here are the latest updates as of Monday, March 2, 2015. Welcome to Week 1 of the Hit Like A Girl Contest! Everyone who enters by March 7 is eligible to be a “Weekly Winner” and will be judged by 2015 Spokesperson Didi Negron (Pictured Right – Amaluna – Cirque du Soleil), Stacey Montgomery-Clark (Sabian Cymbals’ Vice-President Of Marketing) and Katie Bursey (Sabian’s eMarketing Coordinator). This All-Star panel wi...

Hit Like A Girl Announces Sponsors, Judges, Ambassadors, And Schedule [UPDATED]

The organizers of the 2015 Hit Like A Girl Contest for female drummers are proud to announce the details of this year’s competition, including the sponsors, judges, ambassadors and schedule. Sponsors The 2015 Hit Like A Girl Contest features several returning sponsors as well as some new ones. This year’s presenting sponsors are Zildjian and Evans. Additional sponsors include Alfred Music, DW (and its brands LP, Kat, Gibraltar,) Mapex (and NFUZD), Musician’s Institute, Promark, Puresound, Sabian, SKB, TRX, Yamaha, Vater, Vic Firth and Cympad. Media Sponsors Media sponsors from around the world have been enlisted to help support the contest, including: the Percussive Arts Society, Drum Channel, Hudson Music, Drum Guru, Alternative Press, DRUM! Magazine, Tom Tom Magazine and the Enter Music ...

Hit Like A Girl Announces Sponsors, Judges, Ambassadors And Schedule

Top sponsors include Zildjian, Evans, Yamaha, Mapex and PAS The organizers of the 2015 Hit Like A Girl Contest for female drummers are proud to announce the details of this year’s competition, including the sponsors, judges, ambassadors and schedule. Sponsors The 2015 Hit Like A Girl Contest features several returning sponsors as well as some new ones. This year’s presenting sponsors are Zildjian and Evans. Additional sponsors include Alfred Music, Mapex, Musician’s Institute, Promark, Puresound, Sabian, SKB, TRX, Yamaha, Vater, Vic Firth and Cympad. Media Sponsors Media sponsors from around the world have been enlisted to help support the contest, including: the Percussive Arts Society, Drum Channel, Hudson Music, Drum Guru, Alternative Press, DRUM! Magazine, Tom Tom Magazine and the Ente...

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