The CMJs are only weeks away but don’t miss out on your chance to be a part of it! Register today to join 100,000 fans, artists, filmmakers, and industry professionals in New York City for five frenzied days and nights to witness over 1000 emergent acts making their mark on the music scene.

Some acts already confirmed to perform at CMJ ‘08 include Coheed & Cambria, Bear Hands, Crystal Antlers, De Novo Dahl, Emmy the Great, George Clinton and the Gangsters of Love (w/ special guests RZA, Sly Stone, Shavo Odadjian, El Debarge, Kim Burrell), A Place To Bury Strangers, Beach House, Broken Social Scene, Cool Kids, David Banner, Talib Kweli, Kid Sister, Crystal Castles, Del McCoury Band, Deerhoof, Donavon Frankenreiter, Gang Gang Dance, Jay Reatard, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Lykke Li, Stetsasonic, The Whip, Minus The Bear, Roisin Murphy, The Dears, Yo Majesty, Passion Pit, Southside Johnny w/ the LaBamba Big Band: the Songs of Tom Waits, Pattern is Movement, Saves The Day and The Ruby Suns.

CMJ Music Marathon is also happy to report that panelists have been confirmed for this year’s thought-provoking topics. Panelists just announced include: Music Icon George Clinton, RZA (Producer/Rapper, Wu-Tang), Shavo Odadjian (Bassist, System of A Down), Dallas Austin (Artist/Producer), The Bomb Squad (Hip Hop Producers), Brother Marquis & Fresh Kid Ice of 2 Live Crew, Q-TIP (Producer/Rapper/Actor), DJ Spooky (Artist), Benjamin Wagner (Vice President, MTV News), Patti Rothberg (Artist), Panos Panay (Founder & CEO, Sonicbids), Ali Partovi (CEO, iLike), Juliana Hatfield (Artist) and Daniel Glass (President/CEO, Glassnote Entertainment Group).

Marathon 2008 will descend upon NYC from October 21 to October 25 and registration is still available. For more information, visit www.cmj.com/marathon.

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