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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival

Tonight is the opening night of the CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival!!!

Here is an intinerary of today's events! NYIndieSeen will provide to you live and direct as much insight as possible about the films premiering at the festival this week.

If you're in the city, stop by and check it out and support BOTH independent film and musicians!


Join us for The Hilfiger SessionsKicking off the CMJ Music Marathon - Tuesday October 21st, 2008At Terminal 5 – 610 West 56th Street , NYC – Doors open at 7 PMFEATURING: LOUIS XIV, Young Lords, and Special Guests.RSVP to rsvp@tommy-usa.comAnd check out previous HILFIGER SESSIONS exclusively on


Location: Surta – 16 First Avenue (at First Street )
Open Bar, Performances by Sarah White followed by a DJ set from the Beatards

Music Recommendations For Tuesday October 21st

Chairlift – breezy synth pop from Brooklyn - The Annex, 10/21/2008
Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson – devastating singer-songwriter from Oregon via Brooklyn - Bowery Ballroom, 10/21/2008, 9:00:00 PMLykke Li – Swedish singer with serious pop flair - Bowery Ballroom, 10/21/2008, 11:00:00 PMPhenomenal Handclap Band – sprawling, killer electronic/dance outfit - Music Hall of Williamsburg , 10/21/2008, 12:00:00 AMWale – great, nuanced hip hop from DC - S.O.B.'s, 10/21/2008, 10:00:00 PMDel McCoury Band legendary guitarist w/his two sons - Highline Ballroom, 10/21/2008, 10:00:00 PM

Film Recommendations
The New York Premiere Of Zack and Miri Make a Porno (Thursday Event)
(Dir. Kevin Smith, USA , 102 min) Will take place on Thursday, October 23rd - 7 p.m.Regal Cinemas Union Square , 850 Broadway AvenueLegendary for finding the humorous and heartfelt in life's more vulgar moments, Kevin Smith has helmed what might be his raunchiest film to date. Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks play low-income working shmoes with a bright idea to score some cash: homemade porno! Who wouldn't wanna watch that?

Post-screening Q&A with director Kevin Smith.
Panel Recommendations For Tuesday October 21st
It’s Broken, Fix It
11:00am-12:15pm / NYU Kimmel Center , 4th Floor, Eisner & Lubin, Room 401
This panel will be an in-depth discussion on new models for the music industry and how they integrate to make a system that is profitable and fair for all.
Scott Austin, CEO, Authentik Artists
Dallas Austin , Artist/Producer/Owner, Rowdy Records
Steve Yegelwel, President, S-Curve Records
Chris Gannett, VP Strategic Marketing & Business Development, Sony BMG Music Entertainment
Ian Rogers, CEO, Topspin

A Jazz State of the Union Forum
3:30pm-4:45pm / NYU Kimmel Center , 9th Floor, Room 909
This panel featuring the legendary Slide Hampton, will deliver compelling conversation about changes in jazz music along with the state of the jazz industry.
Locksley Wellington Hampton / DBA Slide Hampton , Owner/President/Founder/Composer/Arranger/ Master Trombonist, Slide Hampton Musique
Eli Wolf, Vice President, A&R, Blue Note Records
Guy Eckstine, Partner, Iconique Music Group
Anthony Charles Hammond/ DBA Tony Charles, VP-Director of Marketing, Slide Hampton Musique/Owner, The Anthony Charles Agency
Jana Herzen President, Motema Music

A Performance Rights Organization Cage-match
3:30pm-4:45pm / NYU Kimmel Center , Shorin room 802
The Arena: Comic Book Heroes; an unsigned P.R.O.-less band, their entertainment attorney, and 3 P.R.O.'s. If you ever wondered what the difference was between ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC, and if you’ve ever wondered how these industry giants deliver the Ben Franklins, watch them battle for the John Hancock! To raise the stakes, the band will be announcing their choice PRO at their CMJ showcase later that night.

The Hip-Hop Renaissance: A Cultural Rebirth? (Feat. Q-Tip)
3:30pm-4:45pm / NYU Kimmel Center , Eisner Lubin

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