As The 2016 Hit Like A Girl Contest Wraps Up, Pre-Production for 2017 Starts Up.

Mike Lawson • News • July 5, 2016

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With hundreds of entries from more than 40 countries, the support of today’s top male and female drum artists, contributions from leading drum companies and 9.5 million ad impressions globally, the just concluded Hit Like A Girl contest for female drummers is being acclaimed as the biggest and most successful yet.

Along with acknowledging the incredible talent and generosity of the individuals and companies that participated this year, organizers of the international drumming promotion are already turning their attention to growing the event next year.

 “In order to continue to build on the momentum of our program—and the expansion of the female drumming community—we have begun pre-production for the 2017 Hit Like A Girl Contest”, says HLAG co-founder Phil Hood (Enter Music Publications). 

Hood and the HLAG production team that includes David Levine (Full Circle Management), Mindy Abovitz (Tom Tom) and Louise King (former Rhythm magazine editor) are currently discussing the 2017 Hit Like A Girl project with potential sponsors, judges and other collaborators in the United States and around the world. The founders are also considering several changes that are intended to raise the awareness of the program while, at the same time, encourage more girls and women to participate.

Among the planned changes are:

• Constructive Feedback for all entries from an established online educational resource.

• Special Awards for outstanding Marching and Hand Percussion entries in the upper and lower age divisions.

• Special Awards for the most popular videos as determined by public voting.

• Additional promotion of the HLAG mission through an expansion of the HLAG Ambassador program and alliances with major drum festivals, schools and events in the US and other countries around the world.

The 6th annual Hit Like A Girl Contest kicks off in January 2017.





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