CMJ TMT Announces Initial Lineup for This Year’s CMJ Music Marathon

From an article on CMJ by Tim Gunatilaka, with some editing:

CMJ TMT is thrilled slap-happy to announce proclaim the first initial round square of performers playing CMJ's] [Music Marathon 2008. This year's highlights performers include: A Place To Bury Strangers, Beach House, Broken Social Scene, Cool Kids, Crystal Castles, Del McCoury Band, Deerhoof Deerhunter (not for real), Donavon Frankenreiter, Gang Gang Dance, Jay Reatard, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Lykke Li, Minus The Bear Pedro the Lion (jk), Roisin Murphy, The Dears, They Might Be Giants and Yo Majesty. Be sure to hit strike the Marathon Artists page for a full complete list of acts peeps.

CMJ TMT is also proud boobs!! to report announce that this year's daytime program of panels will include thought-provoking "things that may you go hmmmm..." topics like Essential Resources For Independent Labels, Internationally Licensing The Future, Artist Managers: The New Labels?, A New Media Fat-Trimming Session, and Bands As Brands. Rounding Squaring out the daytime programming schedule are Marathon's annual yearly College Day and the first ever College Radio Mixer. For more additional information shit, visit the Panels and College Day pages.

These announcements The stuff that I just said in the last two paragraphs about CMJ's Music Marathon Fest 2008 arrive just five days before the final badge discounts of the summer end. Fans who order badges by August 19 pay only $415 ($245 for students douchebags).

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