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Official Hit Like A Girl Video To Premiere June 2, 2015

View the official trailer on www.hitlikeagircontest.com May 28 Following the completion of the highly-acclaimed 2015 Hit Like A Girl Contest, the contest organizers are proud to announce that the World Premiere of the Official Hit Like A Girl video will take place on June 2, 2015 at 9:00 AM PDT on the homepage of the www.hitlikeagirlcontest.com website. The eight-minute video tells the story of the growth of the Hit Like A Girl project— and female drumming in the 21st Century— and features interviews and performances by Jess Bowen (The Summer Set), Venzella Joy (Beyoncé), Val Sepulveda (Diamante) and Kim Thompson (Late Night with Seth Meyers). Also appearing in the video are Mindy Abovitz (Hit Like A Girl) and several past contest participants. The Official Hit Like A Girl Video was produc...

46 Finalists Announced In 2015 Hit Like A Girl Contest

Champions To Be Announced May 7 On Drumchannel.com Hit Like A Girl is proud to announce that more than 40 of the world’s best drummers have been selected as finalists in the 2015 edition of the international drumming contest for girls and women. Contest participants included girls as young as 6 and women in their 50’s and represented nearly 50 different countries, from North and South America to Asia, Europe and Africa. The HLAG Finalists were chosen by popular vote, professional drummers and drum industry executives. The 2015 Hit Like A Girl Contest Finalists are: Under 18 Age Division AJDrmz (USA) video link Anna K (USA) video link Antonia (Germany) video link Avelyn C (USA) video link Becca Webster (USA) video link Daga (Poland) video link Daniella Dziamba (Canada) video link Elise (USA...

Achievement Awards Added To Hit Like A Girl Prizes

Hit Like A Girl Contest today added several prizes as part of the Hit Like A Girl Achievement Awards. These prizes additional will be awarded to worthy contestants based on criteria set by the contributing sponsors. They include: Grand Prize Performance The Percussive Arts Society has invited the 2015 winner to play at its annual international Percussive Arts Society International Convention in San Antonio, Texas on November 14, 2015. The PAS is the world’s largest percussion organization comprised of students, teacher, university program, professional drummers and percussionists, and supporting companies. Its annual events draw 6,000 or more drummers for three days of clinics, recitals and band performances, concerts, drum circles and other events over four days. Many of the world&#...

Hit Like A Girl Contest Announces Prizes For The 2015 Contest

Hit Like A Girl Contest today announced the prizes for the 2015 Contest. Three winners will be chosen in Under 18 and Over 18 categories to receive acoustic or electronic drum sets along with cymbals, bags or cases, heads, sticks, and accessories. In addition, there are weekly prizes of a splash cymbal, head, sticks, and accessories for each of the weekly winners during the first five weeks of the contest. This year’s prizes are donated by DW Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Evans Drumheads, Mapex Drums, Musicians Institute, Yamaha DTX Drums, Sabian Cymbals, TRX Cymbals, SKB Cases, NFUZD Audio, Audix Microphones, Innovative Percussion, LP Music, Gibraltar, Pacific Drums & Percussion, Pro-Mark, Vic Firth, Vater, and Puresound Percussion. (Drummer: Maria Poni Silver, The Ettes, Black By Ma...

New Backing Tracks Provide By Red Bull

Backing Tracks From Red Bull Records Red Bull Music has made tracks available from three of their outstanding bands: Beartooth, Blitz Kids, and New Beat Fund. Each track is presented in three versions: 1) with drums but without a click track; 2) without drums but with a click track; and, 3) without drums and without a click track. Download the track you’d like to play along to below. Beartooth “Beaten In Lips” “Beaten In Lips” with drums/without click “Beaten In Lips” without drums/with click “Beaten In Lips” without drums/without click Taken from the album “Disgusting” iTunes YouTube Written by Caleb Shomo Published by Clubs Fat Jams / Songs Of Red Bull / Red Bull Media House GmbH Courtesy of Red Bull Records beartoothband.com Beartooth “The Lines...

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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