Showcase Director Matt McDonald's Top 5 CMJ Music Marathon Survival Tips (Video)

Matt McDonald, CMJ Music Marathon's showcase director.

(Photo: Kate Glicksberg)

With the 2013 CMJ Music Marathon kicking off today Tue., Oct. 15 and running through Sat,. Oct. 19 with some 1,277 bands playing some 80 venues, dozens of panels and thousands of fans, artists and industry expected to attend, the New York City fest can be overwhelming. Here then are CMJ Showcase Director Matt McDonald's Top 5 Survival Tips for this year's marathon as well his panel recommendations.  And check out yesterday's video interview with CMJ showcase director Matt McDonald to find out what else is going on with this year's fest. 

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