Mindy Abovitz is a self taught drummer and drum machine programmer with a Masters in Media Studies who started
Tom Tom Magazine
the first and only magazine about female drummers, in 2009. Tom Tom is full color print magazine based out of NYC that is currently distributed globally and is carried by Guitar Centers & Barnes & Noble nationwide. She hopes to impact the music industry through print media, new media, showcases, panels and community interactions and see a 50% increase of female drummers in the next ten years. The magazine has a feminist mission and seeks to raise awareness about female percussionists from all over the world and hopes to inspire women and girls of all ages to drum, while strengthening and building the community of otherwise fragmented female musicians. Mindy has lectured and held panels at: Sarah Lawrence, Carnegie Melon, Smith College, UCSD, University of William & Mary, RISD and MoMA PS1 amongst other institutions. She has received press in FADER Magazine, Paper Magazine, BUST, Bitch, OUT Magazine, Miami New Times, LA Weekly, Miami Herald, Lemondrop, AfterEllen, Autostraddle and more.
Tom Tom Magazine: Tom Tom Magazine® is the only magazine in the world dedicated to female drummers. We are a 64 page full color quarterly print magazine, website, events and more. Tom Tom serves as the ultimate go-to guide for the latest information of girl drummers and beat makers. Tom Tom seeks to raise awareness about female percussionists from all over the world and hopes to inspire women and girls of all ages to drum, all while strengthening and building the community of otherwise fragmented female musicians. We cover drummers of all ages, races, styles, skill level, and notoriety. Tom Tom Magazine is more than just a magazine it is a movement. Get with it. www.tomtommag.com