Yamaha Drums is delighted to announce the launch of #FUTUREBEAT - a ground-breaking new national drumming competition that offers a mouth-watering array of prizes, unique performance opportunities, and maximum exposure for drummers aged 18 years and under.
#FUTUREBEAT is a ground-breaking new national drumming competition that offers a mouth-watering array of prizes, unique performance opportunities and maximum exposure for drummers aged 18 years and under. With a Yamaha Live Custom Drum Kit awarded to the overall #FUTUREBEAT winner, professional development by Artist Mentoring Sessions for the Grand Finalists and prizes for all Regional finalists, this is a do-not-miss-opportunity for anyone 18 years and under who plays drums.
- The Future Beat finalist will win a Yamaha 5 piece Live Custom Drum Set and hardware worth over £2,300
- Finalist will be invited to Yamaha Music Europe GmbH (UK) to have Masterclass sessions with leading Yamaha Drum Artists
- The Regional Winners will receive a Recording Custom Snare Drum worth £380
- The Regional Finalists will receive a drum pedal worth £124
To apply if you're 18 years old or under, send an email with a link to a short video clip of your drumming performance with Full Name, Date of Birth, Address and Contact Number to email@example.com.
In your video clip, make sure you demonstrate your ability and style. The video can be made using acoustic or electronic drums. Judges will be looking for groove, timing, technique, versatility and expression. If you record something specific for the competition it can be filmed as simply as on your smartphone. Judging will be made on your performance not the production of the video.
If you are selected by #FUTUREBEAT to battle it out at the regional finals, we'll be hosting a regional finals event in-store at PMT Birmingham on Thursday 17th November.
From the video submissions, 60 young drummers will be selected to perform live on either a Yamaha Stage Custom or DTX Electronic Drum Kit (entrant’s choice) at 6 Regional Finals that will each showcase 10 drummers. These drummers will play for up to a maximum of 10 minutes duration in front of audiences comprising family, friends and members of the general public. All regional finalists will win a Yamaha drum pedal and the Regional winners will each win a Yamaha Recording Custom Series snare drum. The finals will take place on Saturday 10th December at Yamaha Music Europe GmbH (UK) in Milton Keynes.
“#FUTUREBEAT is a great platform for young drummers that provides a level playing field for showcasing new talent.” George Daniel, The 1975.
Promoters and Sponsorship
#FUTUREBEAT is a promotion of Yamaha Music Europe GmbH (UK) in association with participating Yamaha Drum Dealers throughout the UK. The competition is co-sponsored by Rhythm Magazine and Music Radar.
The closing date for entries is 31st October 2016, 11:59 pm Western European Time (UTC).
For full details including prizes, terms and conditions, and more, visit: uk.yamaha.com/en/news_events/musical_instruments/future_beat/