The first round of artists for this year’s Marathon in were just announced. The music and film festival is set for October 18-22 all around .

I still haven’t made it out this festival but tons of indie rockers cut their teeth in NYC around this time of year and around the events. Plus it’s a solid way for tons of folks in the industry to get together and finally meet each other face to face as opposed to electronic correspondence only. Maybe I’ll make it out to NYC this year after all…

CMJ Marathon & Film is pleased to announce the first round of artists scheduled to play 2011′s CMJ Marathon & Film ! You don’t want to miss this opportunity to catch music’s finest up-and-coming artists before they lay claim to a swath of . Purchase badges here and peep the plethora of previously-announced industry-stacked panels here.

Artists playing CMJ 2011:

Dum Dum
Art Vs. Science

…and many more to be announced soon!

Over five nonstop days and nights, the world’s most important platform for the discovery of new music, & Film Festival, invades with over 1,300 artist performances and dozens of cutting-edge films.

CMJ fills more than 80 of the city’s greatest , nightclubs and theaters with over 120,000 fans, professionals, college radio tastemakers, bloggers, press, filmmakers and musicians.

Attendees have access to over 70 panels, seminars, Q&As, nighttime parties, meet and greets, mixers, film premieres, special events and exclusive areas like the Exhibitors’ Loft and Artist Lounge.

CMJ 2011 will once again be headquartered at University’s Greenwich Village campus, just steps away from dozens of downtown Manhattan .

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