Dixon Drums started as a drum hardware company in 1979 in Germany. They have a presence in Europe, Asia, and most recently in the U.S. with slightly different product lines in each international market. Dixon won "Best in Show" at Winter NAMM 2008 for Best New Drum Product Line category. Dixon Drums' presence in the U.S. is under Kaman Music's drum product line. The US product line launched in 2008 with three kits (a departure for the hardware only products), The Chaos, The Demon, and The Outlaw, along with a contest in which drummer could win a kit by submitting a drum performance video to YouTube to be judged by A & R representatives. The international product line also includes The Artisan, and The Predator kits.

Dixon celebrate its 30th anniversary with 30 year event at 2009 Frankfurt Messe. Special custom drum kit with hardware were given to the lucky winner at the drawing. To enter the drawing, one must complete all three fun events including sound,Pedal speed and snare beat testing.