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Drummerworld.com is an encyclopedia-like website about significant jazz, jazz fusion, rock, funk and pop drummers. The site features biographies, sounds, videos and pictures of important drummers, as well as a drum clinic section where drummers can learn from the masters. According to Alexa.com, it is the number one ranked website for drummers and percussionists.
The free site was created by Bernhard Castiglioni in Switzerland in 1997. It was initially launched as drummerworld.ch, and changed to drummerworld.com in 1998. The server costs for 25 terabytes of monthly traffic are covered by Bernhard Castiglioni and by advertising revenue.
Site Popularity and Format
Drummerworld visitors have accessed more than 62 million individual pages, and traffic averaged more than 25,000 visits per day, 750,000 per month and 9 million per year. The site had visitors from 224 countries worldwide in 2014. Drummerworld was recognized by Drums!magazine in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015 as best Drumming Website. Seven Years in a row Drummerworld received the Drummie award, actually in October 2015 
The Drummerword website is organized into the following main sections: Drummers, Drum Clinic, Drum Solos, Grooves, Drum Videos, Discussion Forum (over 100,000 members presently).
- Drums! Magazine, Oct. 2015, pg. 28