Check out videos submitted by more than 1,000 drummers from around the world. Every entry picking up at least 50 votes was eligible for a Country Winner spot and a chance at the finals.


Grand Prize

One lucky drummer will win a trip to London and an individual two-day drumming workshop at Metropolis Studios + Shure gear worth USD $5,000

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38 drummers have been selected as national champions. They will now compete for the grand prize!

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DRUM MASTERY 2019 – The Shure Drum Contest

It's time for drummers to get the glory they deserve.

Tucked away behind their kits, they don’t always share the limelight with the rest of the band. But playing the drums has always been about more than simply keeping the beat. It’s an attitude. A commitment. A way of life.

Shure wants to recognize the rhythm heroes and talented percussionists out there, so we've called on musicians from 44 countries* around the globe to enter DRUM MASTERY 2019 – The Shure Drum Contest

This competition aims to shine a spotlight on creative drumming by musicians committed to their craft. Do they have a unique playing style? Or are they simply amazing performers? We want to show the world what it means to be a master of the drums. So we asked contestants to submit a video of them playing solo and demonstrating their skills without any musical accompaniment.

See official rules for complete details.

The grand prize winner will receive a five-day trip to London plus Shure gear valued at USD $5,000! During their time in the UK, they’ll experience a one-on-one drumming masterclass with Ash Soan, one of the artists judging the contest, at Metropolis Studios. They’ll also have a drum-miking workshop with a professional studio engineer to make certain their sound is as tight as their playing. They’ll then show everyone their chops live on the Shure Facebook page.

Shure has selected 38 Country Winners from all entries receiving at least 50 votes online by May 6, 2019. Along with the video with the most votes overall (Fan Favorite), these national champions will now compete in the final round of the contest. All Country Winners and the Fan Favorite will receive a prize package consisting of a Shure MV88+ Video Kit and Shure SE215 Sound Isolating™ Bluetooth Earphones.

For the finals, an all-star jury made up of pro drummers from around the world – Ash Soan (UK), Taylor Gordon (US), Tobias Derer (GER), Takashi Kashikura (JPN), Shiguang Cui (CHN) – will then select the top three finishers from the Country Winners and the Fan Favorite in early July 2019.

Who will claim the glory?

Lock down the beat.
Find the groove.


Shure is also providing useful drumming and drum miking tips, as well as artist interviews, during the contest – so be sure to subscribe to our newsletter. Subscribe now

Shure will provide useful tips and tricks around drumming and drum miking, as well as artist interviews, during the contest – so be sure to subscribe to our newsletter

* If you’re a resident of one of these 44 countries, 18 years of age or older and of legal age of majority in the jurisdiction in which you reside, we want to hear from you: Argentina, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, China (including Hong Kong), Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States.