With only 24 days till CMJ 2010, New York City’s largest and most influential music festival, RockHer is getting a little too excited about the events to come. With the second round of artists recently announced, and nearly 1,200 performances to be scheduled over 5 days, CMJ is one of the music industry’s biggest events of the year.  Here’s our list of events that we’re anxiously awaiting:

  1. Corin Tucker Band! We couldn’t be more thrilled and excited to learn that after 4 years away from the musical spotlight, Sleater-Kinney alum Corin Tucker will be showcasing tunes off her new band’s album 1,000 Years at this year’s CMJ. By the sounds of the album’s recently released single Doubt (get it here free!), we predict Tucker’s fans (including yours truly) will not be disappointed. Is this a sign Tucker’s inching closer towards a Sleater-Kinney reunion?
  2. Beyond Stellar Female Artist Line-up! CMJ Music Marathon hosts over 1,200 artists and bands from around the globe, and recently announced the second round of artists appearing. Get ready for a jaw dropping moment: Musical newcomers The Mynabirds and Lissie, hip-hop artists Psalm One and Rah Digga, and some of our absolute favorites including The Blow, Screaming Females, Annie Rossi, Elizabeth and the Catapult, Care Bears on Fire, School of Seven Bells and Eisley will all be performing.
  3. 47 Scheduled Industry Panels! Everything you ever wanted to know about the music biz and beyond. From The Future of the Music Business, Kickstart your Email Marketing, Taking it from the home studio to the next level, Sell 500 tickets in 5 markets to Making Money In A Singles Market, and probably the most relevant The Future of the Music Business, CMJ industry panels covers it all.
  4. Debut of Gaming-Centric CMJ Play! In addition to the 1000+ musical acts, film festival, and industry panels, CMJ & NYU’s Steinhardt school teamed up for a brand new segment called CMJ Play, a celebration and exploration of the intersection of music and gaming. The event, associated with NYU’s Music Video Game Research Project, will focus on the rapidly expanding relationship of music and gaming.
  5. Student Film Festival Badges are $35!?- Music’s not your thing? No problem! Because in addition to the music and panel discussions, there’s also an entire film festival going on, with student badges starting at $35. But if music is your god, you might want to consider splurging on the VIP Badge for all the Music Marathon, Film Festival, Gaming, and Industry Panel access you can possible stand! Register today!

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