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Hit Like A Girl - 2012 Judges

Enter Music Publishing today reported incredible, rhythmic results for the “Hit Like A Girl” drum competition. From February 1 through April 15, 350 get-your-groove-on girls uploaded videos; 300,000 votes were cast during that time. Additionally, 750,000 visits were recorded over the same time period to the link www.hitlikeagirl2012.com.

“This event has made hittin’ history,” noted Phil Hood, co-founder and publisher of DRUM! Magazine and Enter Music Publishing. “The response to this competition is quite amazing and provides a new perspective about female drummers.“

The Final Cut On DrumChannel April 19

The 15 finalists will be announced this week at a special live webcast on Drumchannel.com at 4 PM PST. The live show on April 19th will reveal the finalists and play clips of their performances. In addition drummers such as Dawn Richardson and Facebook star Meytal Cohen, plus other celebrity drummers and host Don Lombardi will be on the program. Drumchannel's regular Thursday night webcast draws an audience of thousands of drummers from around the world.

Sheila E and Company; Determining The DRUM Fate

Then, the celebrity judges, which include Sheila E, Susie Ibarra (Jazz), Kimberly Thompson (Beyonce), Dawn Richardson (4 Non Blondes), Jess Bowen (Summer Set), Hannah Ford (Drum Clinician) will choose the top three prize winners from among the finalists. Winners will be announced May 1st.

Who Put On The Hit?

Hit LIke a Girl: The Contest For Female Drummers is the brainchild of TRX Cymbals, DRUM! Magazine and Tom Tom: A Magazine For Female Drummers.

They put together a group of leading industry sponsors including Evans Drumheads, Crush Drums, Vater Sticks, SKB Cases, Drumchannel.com, Alfred Publishing, and School Of Rock to develop the contest. The top prize winner receives a Crush Drum set plus cymbals, sticks, heads, and cases. And more than 100 entrants will receive prizes in all.

About Enter Music Publishing

Founded in San Jose, CA in 1992, Enter Music Publishing, Inc. is a leading publisher of informative and entertaining drum and music-related media, with distribution in 40 countries. DRUM! Magazine is the company’s flagship publication and continues to set the industry standard for editorial quality and innovation. Enter Music Publishing, Inc. also publishes drummagazine.com, a leading drum-related Web site. The company’s mission is to be the best source of drumming news and information in the world. Additionally, Enter Music Publishing conducts educational events such as DRUM! Night, which is annual benefit for high school music programs.