CMJ is a music events/online media company which hosts an annual festival in New York City, the CMJ Music Marathon. At CMJ.com, it publishes top 30 lists sent by stations which subscribe at a cost of a few hundred dollars a year. CMJ formerly published these lists in CMJ New Music Report, it also used to publish CMJ New Music Monthly, which was a magazine with interviews, reviews, and special features. Each monthly magazine came with a mix CD of 15–24 songs by well-established bands, unsigned bands and everything in between. The staff puts together CMJ Music Marathon, a convention and music festival, each autumn, in New York. A second festival: the CMJ Rock Hall Music Fest, took place in Cleveland in 2005 and 2006.
The company was started by Robert Haber in 1978 as the College Media Journal, a bi-weekly trade magazine aimed at college radio programmers and became CMJ New Music Report in 1982. Today, the CMJ Network connects music fans and music industry professionals with the best in new music through interactive media, live events and print. CMJ.com offers a digital music discovery service, information resources and community to new music fans, professionals and artists. CMJ Events produces the legendary CMJ Music Marathon, the largest and longest-running music industry event of its kind, in addition to live events and tours across the US. The weekly music-business trade magazine CMJ New Music Report is the primary source for exclusive charts of non-commercial and college radio. airplay. CMJ Access is an integrated marketing agency specializing in providing its clients unparalleled access to the college and young adult demographic and emerging music world.
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