CMJ Music Marathon returns for its 33rd year to New York City for its most excited festival yet! Previous performers that include Vampire Weekend, Arcade Fire, Kendrick Lamar, Lady Gaga, MGMT and M.I.A. are some of the many artists that donned the festivals roster. Festival goers have five days and nights to discover new music, support their favorite artists and industry panles.
Some of this year's most anticipated already making waves on the inde scene are the Self- proclaimed "Neon Icon" and Vine enthusiast, Riff Raff. Another band to look for is female swedish duo Icona Pop. Hip hop veteran Talib Kweli also will be performing old classics, and some new off his album "Prisoner of Conscious". MMG golden-boy Stalley will also be amongst bright performers as he showcases his latest LP, "Self-Made Vol. 3".
CMJ is one of the world’s most important platforms for the discovery of new music. Throughout one vital week every October, CMJ features over 1,400 live performances in more than 80 of New York City’s greatest nightclubs and theaters.
120,000 artists, music fans, and industry insiders descend on the city for exclusive parties, over 100 cutting edge conference events featuring industry insiders, an Entertainment Business Law Seminar and College Day, a mixer designed especially for college and non-commercial radio programmers.
All attendees have full access to every aspect of the festival, the world’s largest for emerging music, Oct 15 – 19, throughout storied locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
New this year CMJ teamed up with Living Social, ShowPass 2013, an exclusive showcases-only pass, is now $159.
Visit www.cmj.com for artist line-up and panel schedule.