Judge Rules CMJ Owner Must Pay Over $500k to Former Employees

A Manhattan federal judge ruled Friday that Adam Klein, the owner of CMJ, the once-renowned music publication and events organizer, must pay upwards of $500,000…
Dale Eisinger / March 30, 2018

CMJ: The Best From the Class of 2015

As it has every October for the past 35 years, the CMJ Music Marathon descended upon New York City in a flurry of bands, bands,…
SPIN Staff / October 19, 2015

CMJ 2015 Lineup: Titus Andronicus, Perfect Pussy, Panda Bear, and More

New York City's CMJ has just announced the lineup for its 2015 lineup, and it includes artists such as Børns, Perfect Pussy, Titus Andronicus, Ex…
Brennan Carley / September 9, 2015

Ryn Weaver’s CMJ Showcase Proved She’s More Than Internet Hype

It's difficult to live up to the hype of the Internet in real life. It's especially difficult to exceed that hype when Passion Pit's Michael…
Brennan Carley / October 23, 2014

CMJ 2013: Six of the Most Ridiculous Band Names Turned Into Gifs

Another CMJ Music Marathon is descending upon New York City this week, and with it comes another slew of band names so ridiculous they make…
SPIN Staff / October 15, 2013

CMJ 2013 Lineup: Dismemberment Plan, Savages, Fuck Buttons, and More

CMJ Music Marathon 2013 has announced the first batch of artists for its annual takeover of New York City's plethora of venues, and as always,…
Dan Reilly / August 28, 2013

CMJ 2012’s Most Talented 10

The best yellers, rappers, ranters, crooners, noodlers, beat-makers, and record-spinners SPIN found at New York's annual fall music marathon.
Ken Bachor / October 22, 2012

Beat Down: AraabMuzik, Chromeo, and MNDR Spin a CMJ Frenzy

EDM shit-stirrer AraabMuzik worked his MPCs to the point of near-combustion at SPIN's annual CMJ party last night. Good thing we were in an old…
Ken Bachor / October 19, 2012

Download SPIN’s CMJ 2012 Mixtape: The 46 Next Big Things!

The 32nd annual CMJ New Music Marathon has officially descended on New York City, bringing its usual swarm of buzz, bloggers, bands, and laminated badges.
SPIN Staff / October 17, 2012

SPIN’s CMJ 2012 Party: AraabMuzik Plus DJ Sets by Chromeo and MNDR

We've told you about 25 acts we highly recommend you check out at this year's CMJ fest in NYC and given you a free 46-song…
SPIN Staff / October 17, 2012

25 Must-See Acts at CMJ 2012

The 32nd annual CMJ New Music Marathon is set to descend on New York City October 16-20, bringing its usual swarm of buzz, bloggers, bands,…
Ken Bachor / October 11, 2012

CMJ Fest 2012’s Initial Lineup: GZA, Walkmen, MNDR, More

The organizers behind the CMJ Music Marathon have begun announcing the bands and artists playing the five-day event this fall. Some of the most notable…
Kory Grow / August 22, 2012

15 Industry Insiders Decode CMJ 2011’s Breakout Buzz Band

The 31st CMJ Music Marathon is just days from descending upon New York City for its annual orgy of contract inking, palm-greasing and premature blogjaculations.
christopherschultz / October 17, 2011

30 Can’t-Miss Acts at CMJ 2011

More than 1,200 bands will be taking the stage in New York City next week at the annual CMJ Music Marathon.
Ken Bachor / October 14, 2011

WATCH: Local Natives & Titus Andronicus Live!

Two is often better than one. Which is why the double-dose bill of Local Natives and Titus Andronicus, both among indie rock's hottest newcomers, is…
William Goodman / November 10, 2010
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