It’s day two of CMJ 2013 and of course the music you saw last night was great, but isn’t it important to keep your mind sharp while the sun’s still up? Instead of eating too much brunch or convincing yourself you need to spend more time in your hotel room, brush last night’s beer off your flannel and head to our top panel picks.

See the full panel schedule here.

Bootstrapped: Indie Label Challenges

The rise of the indie label has advanced music artistically by birthing new genres that didn’t fit into the major label formula. But while this new landscape is still shifting, learn how independent labels still are facing the challenges of limited resources.

Bootstrapped: Indie Label Challenges will take place in Shorin Room 802 at 11 a.m.

The New Curators

As music curation becomes more specialized and rarefied, fans are looking to trusted voices for the first word on new music. Find out how this group of influencers are using their platforms to create awareness, and learn their methods for staying on top of all those sounds.

The New Curators will take place in Shorin 802 at 12:30 p.m.

Dirty Laundry: The Ins and Outs of Indie Touring

This panel will focus on real world examples and practical solutions for the burgeoning musician/band on the road.

Dirty Laundry will take place in 905/907 at 12: 30 p.m.