Mondo.NYC, the music business, tech and emerging artists confab which launched last Sept., returns this coming Oct. 4-8. The festival essentially took the place of the annual CMJ Music Marathon which after 34 years in 2015 seemingly ceased being.
The 2016 Mondo.NYC featured a three-day business summit and five-night music festival with more than 160 bands, 1,900 conference delegates and over 220 speakers.
Much like CMJ, Mondo’s daytime business summit is partnering with New York University. Among last year's speakers were keynoter Daniel Glass (Glassnote Entertainment Group) as well as reps from Recording Association of America, A2IM, Google, Sony/ATV, Beggars, U.S. Copyright Office, Pandora, BMI, TuneCore, Sony Music, ASCAP, Universal Music Group, PledgeMusic, SoundCloud, Vevo, Roc Nation and more.
For its live segment, Mondo.NYC is partnering with Rockwood Music Hall which will be the home base for night time events and artist showcases. The festival will also use other venues in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Artists interested in playing Mondo.NYC can apply at Music Glue.
Mondo.NYC's founders Bobby Haber and Joanne Abbot Green were the principles behind CMJ and its Music Marathon which was held annually each Oct. in New York and to some degree is the blueprint upon which Mondo.NYC is based.
Haber founded CMJ in 1978 as a trade magazine for college radio stations before starting CMJ Music Marathon in 1980. But the company eventually ran into financial issues and fading returns at the turn of the century, and Haber sold the company in 2012.