Percussive Arts Society

Industry News — March 2023

Moises.Ai App Offers Free Access to Hit Like A Girl Contestants
Used by professionals, recreational players and students, the advanced app is an easy-to-use yet powerful tool for modern musicians. For drummers, the app allows them to isolate, slow-down, and loop an original drum track to correctly learn the parts, and then remove the original drum track from the mix to create pro-quality, drumless backing tracks from virtually any song.

To support players entering this year’s Hit Like A Girl contest, the software developer and the contest have teamed up to offer contestants free 30-day Moises memberships so they can use the app to upgrade their entries at no cost.

In addition, any drummer who enters the contest with a backing track created using Moises will be automatically eligible for a secondary “Mini-Contest” for a chance to win additional prizes.

Visit to sign-up for a membership and get the first 30-days free. Credit card required. Cancel at any time. 

Entry for the 2023 Hit Like A Girl contest opened on March 1, 2023. Visit for complete information on dates, judges, sponsors, prizes, and more.

More Drummers Join Porter & Davies
Porter & Davies announced more world class drummers have joined their family. Derrick Wright for Adele, Mike Reid for Alicia Keys, Gabi King for Declan McKenna, and Elijah Godson are among the many drummers choosing to use the company’s inspired silent tactile monitors.

Derrick Wright is a respected and sought-after drummer. Having worked with many of the world’s top artists, he is currently supporting Grammy award winner Adele at her Las Vegas residency. He is now the proud owner of two TT6 Equipped Thrones. 

Mike Reid, known for his work with Rhianna and Janet Jackson is used a BC2 on Alicia Keys’ 2022 world tour. Mike played at the 2023 Superbowl with Rhianna.

Gabi KingGabi King, the up-and-coming drummer playing in the Declan McKenna band, said she is loving her BC2. Her confident grooves can be heard when she supports McKenna at the Leeds/Reading Festival this summer.

Popular drummer and music producer Elijah Godson, who plays drums for 2023 Brit Award nominee Kojey Radical, also has a BC2. 

Philo Tsoungui joins Mars Volta, who have reunited after more than a decade. The self-titled album from this reunion was released late last year, and she can be seen playing live in the USA this summer using her BC2rm.

Nick Banks will also be using his BC2rm playing with Pulp in 2023. 

Legendary rock band Counting Crows plan to tour Australia in 2023, and their drummer Jim Bogois, will be taking his BC2 with him.

Other new members of the Porter & Davies family include Sebastian Schmidt (Milky Chance), Joe Seaward (Glass Animals), William Goldsmith (Sunny Day Real Estate), Vicky O’Neon (Anastacia), James Hunt (Rüfüs Du Sol), Adam Carson (AFI), and Pat Thetic (Anti-Flag). 

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