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The CMJ Music Marathon co-founders announce their second annual global business summit.

Mondo.NYC, an event started last year by Bobby Haber and Joanne Abbot Green who for 34 years ran the CMJ Music Marathon before departing the company in 2014, are holding their second annual global business summit and music festival this Oct. 4-8, in New York City. The organization today announced a slate of partnerships for the year's event, including with The New York City Mayor's Office of Media & Entertainment, Recording Industry Association of America, and New York University.

This year’s business summit will be hosted at NYU with the music festival headquartered at Rockwood Music Hall with additional venues in Manhattan and Brooklyn

As part of Mondo, the RIAA will report their mid-year numbers as part of a panel entitled “Streaming Revenue & Policy in One Hour,” featuring Cary Sherman, RIAA CEO and Joshua Friedlander, RIAA SVP Strategic Data Analysis.

Other slated panels include “New York City - The Opportunities & Challenges” in partnership with The New York City Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment; and The Music & Technology Law Symposium, a Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Program (MCLE), in partnership with the RIAA, Michelman & Robinson LLP, and Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP, which will put on a full-days’ worth of panel content specifically geared towards content producers, right’s owners and providers.

Some 150+ artists are expected to play venues that in addition to the Lower East Side’s Rockwood Music Hall  include Arlene’s Grocery, Bowery Electric, Brooklyn Bowl, The Delancey, DROM, and Pianos.
Mondo will host a presentation by Larry Miller, Clinical Music Associate Professor and Director, Music Business Program, NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, immediately followed by a panel discussion.

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.

More information on this year's here.