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CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival is put on by CMJ Network. CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival 2008 is scheduled for October 21-25 and will be headquartered at New York University and other downtown NYC venues.[1]

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History

CMJ Music Marathon was introduced in 1980, with only a few venues around NYC as a way for industry professionals to discover new breaking artists in the college radio world. It was named after the New York City Marathon going on at the same time its first year.

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Notable past artists

U2, R.E.M., Nirvana, Wild Light, Green Day, Eminem, White Stripes, the Killers, Arcade Fire, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Capibara, Lady Sovereign, the Hold Steady, Can Can, Feist, Hot Chip, Dandy Warhols, Brian Jonestown Massacre, She Wants Revenge, We Are Scientists, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Run-DMC, M.I.A., Modest Mouse, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Counting Crows, Manda and the Marbles, Black Eyed Peas, Q-Tip, the Mars Volta, The Lovely Sparrows, Jet, My Chemical Romance, Afghan Raiders, Hot Hot Heat, and Foo Fighters

Notable past speakers

David Bowie, Marilyn Manson, Brian Wilson, Al Franken, KRS-One, Yoko Ono, Johnny Rotten, Tori Amos, Abbie Hoffman, Moby, Chuck D, Patti Smith, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, Janeane Garafalo, Rev. Jesse Jackson, and Queen Latifah.

CMJ Film Festival

CMJ Film Festival has hosted over a decade of premieres and advance screenings, including Pulp Fiction, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, Quarterlife, Boogie Nights, American History X, Walk The Line, Kids, Planet in Peril, Elizabethtown, Swingers, Fight Club, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Show, Reno 911: Miami, Stranger Than Fiction and Basquiat. have Filmmakers Quentin Tarantino, Michael Moore, Harmony Korine, Wim Wenders, Trey Parker, Anderson Cooper, Darren Aronofsky, Vince Vaughn, and Matt Stone have presented their films and participated in live sessions before CMJ crowds. Soundtrack artists such as Patti Smith, Brian Wilson, David Byrne, Billy Bragg and The Dust Brothers have entertained CMJ audiences with live performances after their respective screenings.
CMJ Film Festival presents features and shorts from around the world, including advance screenings and premieres of independent and major studio releases.

CMJ Music Marathon College Day

College Day at CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival focuses on college radio. College Day presents the annual College Radio Awards, with categories including Station of the Year, Music Director of the Year, Biggest Community Resource and Sexiest Phone Voice (Male and Female).

CMJ Music Marathon CLE Program

CMJ Music Marathon’s Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program educates on all facets of the legal side of the music industry, including music copyrights, registrations and applications, and licensing those copyrights in musical, physical, visual products, and digital and wireless environments.

References

  1. ^ CMJ Marathon Official Site

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