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2010 CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival

New York City's largest music event, CMJ 2010, continues in the tradition of pioneering the best new music and films from all over the world. With an annual audience of over 12,000 professionals from all sectors of the music business and more than 120,000 music fans, the CMJ audience converges on New York City from all over the world to discover the best in new music, movies and technology.

The annual festival, celebrating its 30th year, will once again be headquartered in downtown Manhattan with daytime events including panel sessions, exhibitors' loft and registrant lounge, seminars and other special events. The festival takes place from October 19 to 23, 2010.

CMJ Network connects music fans and music industry professionals with the best in new music through interactive media, live events and print. offers a digital music discovery service, information resources and community to new music fans, professionals and artists. 

CMJ Events produces the legendary CMJ Music Marathon, the largest and longest-running music industry event of its kind, in addition to live events and tours across the US.  The weekly music-business trade magazine CMJ New Music Report is the primary source for exclusive charts of non-commercial and college radio airplay, and independent and trend-forward retail sales. 

At night CMJ Music Marathon takes over more than 75 of New York City's premier clubs and music venues, featuring performances from over 1,300 of the world's best new artists, featuring genres including alternative, rock, dance, hip-hop, metal, country, world, jazz and much more.

CMJ Film Festival enters its 16th year with cutting-edge film releases from both independent and major motion picture studios, as well as CMJ's signature post-screening Q&As with film directors and stars.

Over 1,300 artists will rock CMJ 2010 including sets from headliners such as:

  • Phoenix
  • Ghostface Killah
  • DeVotchKa
  • Four Tet
  • Surfer Blood
  • Yo La Tengo
  • Nada Surf
  • Two Door Cinema Club
  • The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

In addition there ill be performance from such breakout acts as DOM, Dominique Young Unique, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Oh Land, Braids, Lower Dens, and Diamond Rings.

CMJ Film Festival 2010 features independent and major movie selections including:

  • Love & Other Drugs and a post-screening Q&A with star Jake Gyllenhaal and director Edward Zwick
  • Bruce Springsteen's The Promise: Darkness on the Edge of Town
  • Imogen Heap's self-titled documentary

2010 also marked the first ever CMJ International Film Festival, featuring films from territories including Taiwan, France, Germany and Canada.

Highlights from music, technology, media, film and pop culture panels included

  • Curmudgeons of Rock
  • From Crowd Surfing To Crowd Funding
  • How To Sell 500 Tickets In 5 Markets
  • How to Start a Movement
  • The Mindset of the Venue Booker
  • American Hardcore and the Rise of Modern Rock

There will also be Sonic Scoop's Studio Time, a two-part seminar focusing on the creation, mixing and mastering of recordings. 2010 also featured the inaugural CMJ Play event, a one-day seminar focusing on the intersection of music and video games.

For info and to find the many New York music venues, go to:

CMJ Music Marathon
October 19 - 23, 2010
New York University's Kimmel Center
60 Washington Square South

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