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CMJ Music Marathon Kicks Off This Week In New York City

CMJ2012The 32nd annual CMJ Music Marathon kicks off today in New York City with over 120,000 fans, entertainment industry professionals, college radio tastemakers, bloggers, press and musicians set to arrive. The word “marathon” couldn’t be used more appropriately in this case, as the event showcases hundreds of up-and-coming artists from all over the world to perform in NYC over five nonstop days and nights. Not to mention a massive schedule of daytime panels featuring label executives, producers, digital media specialists, journalists, musicians, and other industry insiders.

Artists from a multitude of genres were selected among thousands of applicants from 45 worldwide territories to be showcased. Some notable names include:

Casey Veggies, Death Grips, Poolside, GZA, Ghostface Killah, Asher Roth, Dum Dum Girls, AraabMUZIK, The Walkmen, The Mountain Goats, Kimbra, Savages, OFF!, Sky Ferreira, Killer Mike, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, Q-Tip, Theophilus London, Com Truise, DIIV, Pig Destroyer, King Tuff, Eleanor Friedberger and many more.

[Full artist schedule available here]

Industry professionals slated for panels include reps from SoundCloud, tumblr, LyricFind, SoundExchange, The Agency Group, Pandora, Blueprint Group, ReverbNation, MTV, Musicmetric, Google, RCA, Bandzoogle, FanBridge, Chirpify, Atlantic Records, EMI, The Orchard, TechCrunch, Warner Bros. Reocrds, eMusic, Spotify, Rhapsody, VEVO, Sony Music Entertainment, Capitol Records, Sonicbids, Songza, BandPage, 7digital, Artist Growth and many more.

[Full list of panelists available here] / [Panel schedule available here]

Recognizing that there is a lot to take in, CMJ partnered with SCHED to create a simple online scheduling tool that allows badgeholders to compile all the panels, showcases and parties they want to attend in order to map out their experience.

Last minute registrants can purchase their badge here.

Hypebot’s Hisham Dahud is in attendance to fill readers in on the CMJ experience. Be sure to follow @Hypebot on Twitter for updates.

Hisham Dahud is a Senior Analyst for Hypebot.com. Additionally, he is the head of Business Development for Fame House and an independent musician. Follow him on Twitter: @HishamDahud