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2009 CMJ Music Marathon October 20 – October 24: I'm between gigs….How will I get paid?….

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CMJ 09 Music Marathon and Music Festival will take place in New York City from October 20 – 24, 2009. This is the 29th year of the music marathon and its growth is astonishing: An estimated 120,000 fans, artists, filmmakers, and industry pros are expected to participate

Most people who attend are interested in the music. There are hundreds of bands this year, from A Classic Education to ZzZ, which shouldn’t be confused with ZaZa, which is also performing. (Among the biggest groups are School of Seven Bells, Busta Rhymes, Japandroids, Deer Tick, Pitbull, Miike Snow, The xx, The Temper Trap, and Broadcast.) Said another way, the showcase schedule begins with Lowell Thompson and Crown Pilot at Rockwood Music Hall, Rockwood Music Hall 196 Allen St. (between Stanton & Houston), 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 20th and ends way more than 500 bands (I got tired of counting) and four days, nine hours later with The Paparazzi at the Santos Party House Basement 96 Lafayette (between Walker & White 3 a.m., Sunday October 25th.

But less publicized are the more than 70 panels that are of interest both to musicians and other professionals and to music and film enthusiasts.
The very first panel, Tuesday, October 20th at 11 a.m. will be:

How will I get paid? Reimbursement in a digital world.

This panel will discuss the mechanical licensing role and how digital distributors have stepped up to ensure that publishers and songwriters get paid for online music distribution.
Speaker/Artist(s): Moderator: Gary R. Greenstein, Of Counsel, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Richard Barone, Recording Artist/Producer/Author/Frontman
Ben Cockerham, COO, RightsFlow
John Lippman, EVP/COO/CFO, Evergreen Copyrights
Dan Pifer, EVP, Operations & Technology, The Orchard

Another is:

I’m between gigs. A music industry job think tank

These days everyone knows smart, motivated, talented people who have lost their job. But the classifieds will only get you so far. This panel focuses on some encouraging job-related topics and will cover everything that ambitious folks need to know from networking, to starting your own business, to submitting a resume that will get a call back from HR.
Speaker/Artist(s) Moderator: James Celentano, VP Human Resources, Warner Music Group
Stu Bergen, President, Independent Label Group
Dina Coughlan, Music Supervisor/Owner, Planet of Sound
Terry Kosierowski-Piccolo, VP, Human Resource Operations, Warner Music Group
Matthew Wishnow, Senior VP, D2C, WEA

A panel that ties together the film and the music industries is:
Deja Vu All Over Again

Illegal downloads, piracy, digital self-distribution, the death of physical media: sounds like the music industry a decade ago. Or is it the state of the film industry today? What can the film world learn from the experiences of the music industry in grappling with the most important survival issue it faces today? This panel brings together leading figures in the film and music industries as they exchange insights and experiences in this critical arena.

Moderator: John Seabrook, Writer, The New Yorker
Matt Dentler, Head of Programming, Cinetic Rights Management
Ira Deutchman, Managing Partner, Emerging Pictures
Nick Gordon, Attorney, Franklin, Weinrib, Rudell & Vassallo