CMJ Showcase Director Matt McDonald on the Value of the Music Marathon in 2013 (Video)

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Matt McDonald, CMJ Music Marathon's showcase director.

With CMJ Music Marathon season upon us (it runs Tuesday, Oct. 15 through Saturday Oct. 19) and some 1,277 band expected to play and thousands of fans, artists and industry expected to attend the New York City festival, sat down with CMJ showcase director Matt McDonald to find out what's going on this year. Here, McDonald discusses the value of a college-radio-based confab in today's increasingly-digital world, the event's growing global footprint and how he sees CMJ evolving into the future.

Stay tuned for tomorrow when Matt offers his five survival tips for this year's festival and his panels recommendations.