If you think you can dance, congratulations, but that isn't getting you shit. Now, if you think you can rock a mean-ass drum kit, you might just be in luck. All of the world's top names in the drum industry, including Mapex, Zildjian, Remo and Vic Firth, are teaming up to find the next big "drummer of tomorrow." Beginning June 1, drummers can film a solo or play-along performance, upload their video here, and be entered to win over $50,000 in prizes and drum gear. Sounds awesome, right? Well it is, and there is absolutely no catch what-so-ever. (How often do you hear that?)
Joe Hibbs, Product Marketing Manager for Mapex Drums, says, “This is an amazing opportunity to find the next great drummer, organically. It’s the only worldwide drum competition, spanning over a dozen countries." Now, a dozen countries does sound pretty intimidating, but what do you really have to loose? We have a feeling that as long as you don't sound like this guy, you might actually have a pretty good chance at winning. So, charge up those video cameras, record over those old sex tapes you unfortunately made and leaked all over the Internet, and contribute something worthwhile to the giant interconnected Skynet that we call the World Wide Web.
Still interested? Check out the full details below.
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 Musik Messe 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 www.DrummerofTomorrow.com. 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, www.DrummerofTomorrow.com, as well as a panel of drum industry professionals and artists from the Mapex roster.