Public voting in the Hit Like A Girl 2012: The Contest For Female Drummers, ends on April 15th but there’s more to come! On April 19th Drumchannel (http://www.drumchannel.com) will host a very special live global show at 4:00 P.M. Pacific time to announce the finalists, including the top 12 vote-getters and wildcards. Guests on the program will include Dawn Richardson, Meytal Cohen, and others, along with DRUM! Publisher PhilHood and Tom Tom Magazine Publisher Mindy Seegal Abovitz. Viewers will get to see clips from the finalists and discussions from the judges and others. From April 19 to May the judges--Sheila E, Jess Bowen, Dawn Richardson (below), Kimberly Thompson, Susie Ibarra, and Hannah Ford, will be reviewing videos and making their final selections. Then the winners will be announced may 1. Visit the site to cast your vote today.
With more than 200,000 votes and 350 entrants, Hit Like A Girl 2012: The Contest For Female Drummers has exceeded all expectations. With up to 10,000 people per day visiting the site, the international women's drumming community has gathered around the event. Hit Like A Girl 2012’s sponsors and supporters would like to thank everyone who has participated to make it a success.
Hit Like A Girl was started by TRX Cymbals, DRUM!, and Tom Tom Magazines to highlight, promote, and support female drummers. Additional sponsors include:Alfred Music, Crush Drums, Drumchannel, DRUM! Magazine, Evans Drumheads, School of Rock, SKB Cases, Tom Tom Magazine, TRX Cymbals, Vater Drum Sticks, Drummer Cafe, Drummer Connection, Online Drummer, Sick Drummer Magazine, Drumlink, and Enter Music Network. Enthusiastic supporters includ Swan Percussion, Pahu International, Interstate Music, Common Ground Festival, DaisyRock, District Drum, Kickport, MEOW, Obsidian Development Group, Savior Custom Drums, The Drum Experts, Public Relations Divas, Love Gone Apparel, and Fuse Fitness For Women.