The CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival 2010, which will run from October 19th to the 23rd, has just revealed its initial list of artists playing showcases. Sentimentalist Magazine favorites like Salem, DeVotchKa, Surfer Blood and Katzenjammer will be gracing NYC area stages, as will Two Door Cinema Club, School of Seven Bells, Bad Books (feat. Kevin Devine and Manchester Orchestra), Four Tet, The Drums, Ghostface Killah, Greg Dulli, Helmet, Lissie, Foreign Exchange,Kristen Schall & Friends, Dean & Britta, Bayside, Senses Fail, Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, The Blow, Small Black, Big Freedia, Dominique Young Unique, Angus & Julia Stone, Frankie and the Heartstrings, Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr, and Langhorne Slim.

There will be hundreds more acts announced in upcoming weeks. Keep updated by checking out for artist updates, panel listings and special CMJ events.

2010′s Marathon also hosts the launch of CMJ Play, the first-ever intensive gaming and music seminar on October 20th, 2010, “a one-day summit featuring key gaming and music leaders,” hosted by CMJ Music Marathon in association with the Music Video Game Research Project at NYU Steinhardt at New York University’s Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for University Life, in the Richard L. Rosenthal Pavilion. Registration for CMJ Play is open at Registration fee of $149 includes admission to this one-day event, the interactive exhibit area, CMJ Music Marathon Exhibit Lounge and evening showcases during October 20, 2010 only (All CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival badge holders are of course welcome to attend).

CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival isn’t just about music and games, it’s also one of the world’s premiere festivals in which to discover cutting-edge films.  You can take a sneak peek in coming weeks at some of the new films to be shown on the main Marathon site.

For the latest news, artist updates, discount badge registration and more information visit:

  1. I couldn’t believe the lineup for the CMJ Marathon when I saw it! It’s going to be so awesome andddd Ghostface Killah is going to be there.


  2. [...] to the 23rd, has just confirmed its second round of artists playing the annual festival. Joining previously announced performers such as Salem, School of Seven Bells and Helmet will be: Phoenix, GZA, UNKLE, Black [...]

  3. For those of you who will be in NYC, there are THREE CMJ music events at Canal Room (NY) on Oct. 19th, 20th, 22nd (Tues, Wed, Fri). If you want more info on these shows, check out the canalroom website–!!!