Thousands of musicians, promoters, industry professionals and journalists have invaded New York for CMJ Music Marathon 2013, the city's annual fest for discovering new music.
Panels and workshops during the day turn the evening over to live acts scattered across more than 80 venues in the city.
On Wednesday, an afternoon discussion on Spotify will explore how Sweden made a mark in the music industry.
Showcase recommendations: Avidya + the Kieshas, Talib Kweli, A$AP Mob, Savages, Menomena, Sleepy Kitty and Nachtmystium. More info
All panels and showcases require a CMJ badge for entry, unless paid admission or RSVP are otherwise available. Each venue has a limited number of spots to accept those with CMJ badges, so venues recommend arriving early.
CMJ Music Marathon is from October 15-19. Check out the full CMJ Music Marathon 2013 schedule, and follow Kate Spalla for Examiner.com for CMJ tips, guides and coverage.