Conventions & Awards

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:

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]

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.

list of panelists available here]
schedule available here]

Recognizing that there is a
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 Additionally, he is the head of Business Development for Fame House and an independent musician. Follow him on Twitter: @HishamDahud

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  1. Wow! Totally psyched for this, but a badge is $500?!?! WTF?!?! They do realize their core audience are musicians and musicians don’t have a lot of money, right? I cannot believe the prices!!! Boo!!! Boo!!!

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