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Initial Bands Announced For CMJ 2008

Broken Social Scene, Deerhoof, They Might Be Giants and Lee “Scratch” Perry are among the first acts confirmed for the 2008 CMJ Music Marathon, to be held Oct. 21-25 in New York.

Also set to appear are the Virgins, Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s, A Place To Bury Strangers, Beach House, Cool Kids, Crystal Castles, Del McCoury Band, Donavon Frankenreiter, Gang Gang Dance, Jay Reatard, Lykke Li, Minus The Bear, Roisin Murphy, the Dears, Juliana Hatfield, Annuals and Yo Majesty.

Among the early confirmed panels are Essential Resources For Independent Labels, Internationally Licensing the Future, Artist Managers: The New Labels?, A New Media Fat Trimming Session and Bands As Brands.