I received a lovely email from Violet Lim from Heavybag Media in Los Angeles telling me about a Dixon drumming competition. Dixon drums are sold in many mom and pop music stores around the country, as well as the big chains. I've seen some pretty impressive drum solos posted to the Drummergirl website, so I encourage you all to participate in the competition.
Here's how the contest works:
View the YouTube Video for instructions: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Date6mZCbY
Basically you need to:
1. Visit your local Dixon retailer (Go to http://www.dixondrums.net/USdealers.php for a list of dealers).
2. Have a friend film you playing your best 2-minute drum solo on the DEMON kit.
3. Upload it to http://youtube.com/group/DixonDrumsContest and share your link with friends who will vote for you!
The public will vote to decide the top 6 entries to be submitted to an A&R panel in Hollywood who will declare a Grand Prize winner. The Grand Prize winner will win a 3-day/2-night trip for two to Hollywood, CA and perform with studio musicians live in front of an A&R panel at a major recording studio! The performance will be filmed and featured on the A&R Channel on television! The winner will also get to talk music and drums with the execs. Five other talented, inspiring drummers will get free gear from Dixon.
All entries must be completed and submitted by 11:59:59 p.m. ET on September 27, 2008 to be eligible for public voting and the final judging.
In addition, Dixon will present the Grand Prize winner with a Dixon Outlaw Series 7-piece drum set and a full complement of hardware (ARV: $10,000). The five runner-ups will each receive a Dixon snare drum (ARV: $300). Be sure to check out the full contest rules so your video is submitted properly and gets posted for voting.
Check www.dixondrums.net regularly as well as www.archannel.tv for upcoming news and announcements.