Grab some ear plugs and get in the game
The Marathon is upon us! For the next few days, Manhattan and Brooklyn swarm with even more musicians, bloggers, fans, and industry folk than usual. The CMJ Music (and Film, for that matter) Marathon runs Tuesday through Saturday. If you've got the dough, full fest badges are still available (pre-registration ends 10/14), or, new this year is the ShowPass, an exclusive showcase badge that is a bargain at $159. Of course, if that's still too big of a commitment, many showcases have individuals tickets still available.