CMJ Music Marathon Kicks Off This Week In New York City
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:
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.
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.
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
Last minute registrants can purchase their badge here.