CMJ Music Marathon 2009

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TODAY is your LAST CHANCE to submit to the CMJ Music Marathon, attracting more than 120,000 music professionals, artists and fans. CMJ showcases over 1,200 artists in over 75 of New York City's best music venues. Over 70 Sonicbids artists have been selected already!/n/nCLICK HERE TO ACCESS SUBMISSIONS FOR THE 2011 CMJ MUSIC MARATHON!

The world-renowned CMJ Music Marathon is New York City's largest music festival, attracting more than 120,000 music professionals, artists and music enthusiasts to NYC every autumn.

Check out the interview with CMJ's Showcase Director, Matt McDonald:

The 70 artists who submitted early and have been booked early include: orphan, The Forms, voyager one, Bang! Bang! Eche!, The Antlers, The Prigs, The Happy Hollows, Virgin Passages, These United States, Sparky Quano, Selfish Cunt , Ringo Deathstarr, Black Swan Green, La Strada, The Notorious MSG, the Valley of the shadow of Death, Immaculate Machine, Peachcake, Rachael Sage & The Sequins, Azeem, Deleted Scenes, Awkward I, The King Left, Battle Circus, pow wow! , Ruth Minnikin, The New Loud, Hermit Thrushes, woodpigeon, Pompeii, Dujeous, Subplots, Action Painters, The Star Department, Katie Costello, Po' Girl, Aloud, Gangi, Lady Dottie and the Diamonds, The Cringe, Nous Non Plus, Obi Best, Computer Perfection, Suzanna Choffel, Sprengjuhollin, Hey Marseilles, Carlon, Boogie Boarder, Otter Petter, The Sea, Sleeping in the Aviary, The Beatards, Black Whales, OXBOW, Gentleman Auction House, Moth!Fight!, Choo Choo La Rouge, PAPERTRIGGER, spaceships are cool, Finn Riggins, Tizzy Bac, MiniBoone, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Unicycle Loves You, oorutaichi, Goes Cube, Regia, Two Tears, Bosque Brown, and The Western States Motel.

Since its inception in 1981 CMJ has been a springboard for the best new music talent from multiple genres, discovering music's future superstars years before their commercial breakthroughs. Artists like Arcade Fire, Feist, Justice, M.I.A., Spoon, Hold Steady, Hot Chip, Daft Punk, Eminem, Red Hot Chili Peppers, R.E.M, Run-DMC, The Killers, Modest Mouse, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Green Day, Black Eyed Peas, Mars Volta, Jet, My Chemical Romance, The Shins, and Foo Fighters have performed at CMJ Music Marathon way ahead of topping the charts.

Representing the best of the New, more than 1,200 artists from the worlds of alternative, rock, electronica, hip-hop, metal, Americana, world, jazz and so much more will invade New York during CMJ week. At CMJ, it's virtually assured that one of 2010's breakout bands will be playing somewhere in New York City during CMJ week in 2009.

In addition to showcasing thousands of performers in clubs all over the city to over 120,000 music enthusiasts, CMJ Music Marathon hosts five days of nonstop events including panels, keynote speeches (including David Bowie, Marilyn Manson, Brian Wilson, Al Franken, Yoko Ono, and Rev. Jesse Jackson), film premieres (from Pulp Fiction in 1994 to Borat in 2006), mentoring sessions, tutorials and a sizzling, interactive lifestyle area.

CMJ Music Marathon features 1,200+ artists performing live in over 75 of New York City's greatest music venues October 20-24, 2009. This year, CMJ has chosen to accept submissions using Sonicbids only. Earn your place in music history: apply to play CMJ NOW!

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