We left early Tuesday morning to attend the CMJ Music Marathon in New York City. The venue Le Poisson Rouge hosted a College Radio Mixer immediately followed by a New Zealand showcase that featured bands TOM LARK, Lawrence Arabia, and Die! Die! Die!. Solo musician Teen Daze offered an electronic performance that inspired dancing in Pianos’ intimate showroom. The Marlin Room at Webster Hall’s final performance of the night featured Delicate Steve, a mainly instrumental band packed with boisterous energy and a wide selection of unpredictable yet captivating styles.
The mornings are filled with a variety of panel discussions that feature professionals of the music business. Among these we attended a number of instructional panels that covered topics such as the future of music business education, one-on-one conversations with professionals, the direction of the Cloud, Digital Rights Management, elements of digital recording, and compositional methods for the modern media.
We are looking forward to shows by the Local Natives tonight, as well as a showcase of Canadian musicians, but mostly excited to discover new acts.
Until tomorrow’s update, here are some pictures from last night: