"Drummers shall get their deserved recognition"
Shure launches "Drum Mastery 2019"
Shure Drum Mastery 2019. © Shure
Shure offers talented drummers the chance to participate in Drum Mastery 2019. The contest is an opportunity for solo drummers from 44 countries to prove their skills and win the grand prize - a trip to London with workshops at Metropolis Studios and Shure equipment worth around $5,000.
"Drummers are of immense importance to a band. Hidden behind their drumkit they set the rhythm. We want drummers to get the recognition they deserve. Our "Drum MAstery" competition, puts them in the spotlight," says Jens Rothenburger, Director of Global Marketing for Musician and Consumer Audio at Shure.
How to enter the contest
To participate, musicians must upload a video to the campaign website showing off their creativity and skills on an acoustic drum set. The prerequisite is that the drummers play without musical support. In addition to the video, participants use the drum mic configurator on the website to select the Shure equipment they want to win at the competition.
Then it's the turn of the online community to vote for their favourite videos. All videos that receive at least 50 votes qualify for the second round - the evaluation by the Shure jury. The jury selects a national for each country, who moves into the final round. The favourite of the audience with the most votes also advances to the final.
Finally, an expert jury of top drummers from these 45 finalists will award the prizes to best three.
Videos can be submitted until April 15, 2019; the online community can vote until May 6, 2019. The winners will be announced on 9 July 2019.