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CMJ Adds NYU As Co-Sponsor Of Music Marathon

NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) The 27th annual CMJ Music Marathon will be held October 16-20 in New York. For the first time in over a decade, CMJ’s daytime events will be headquartered in downtown Manhattan at the Puck Building and multiple venues at New York University; NYU will also become a co-sponsor. At night, CMJ Music Marathon will once again take over 50 premier clubs and music venues throughout New York City, featuring performances from the best new artists from the worlds of alternative, rock, electronica, hip-hop, metal, Americana, world, jazz and more.

“We are thrilled to celebrate CMJ’s move back to downtown Manhattan – the cradle and nexus of new music – and to be working with NYU and the dozens of legendary venues that have been CMJ partners for years," said CMJ Founder and Executive Producer Joanne Abbot Green. "We were proud that so many called 2006 our best CMJ ever, and we’re going to bring an even better festival to music lovers in 2007.”

NYU has become a sponsor of daytime programming through its Steinhardt Music Business Program in the Department of Music & Performing Arts Professions and the Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music in the Tisch School of the Arts.

“There has never been a more critical time for the music industry, and positioning CMJ with a groundbreaking academic institution like NYU will allow for the perfect environment to present the best entertainment, networking and educational opportunities for musicians, students, music fans and industry professionals,” said Abbot Green.

–Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen