CMJ Penthouse

Hotel on Rivington | 107 Rivington | New York, NY

CMJ Penthouse is CMJ Music Marathon’s own green room at Hotel on Rivington. The hip oasis will play host to our Artist and Press Lounge as well as several special parties where the best and brightest can mix, mingle, and make eyes at each other from sleek designer couches.


Artist & Press Lounge

Tuesday, October 15 – Friday, October 18
Noon to 5 p.m.

Enjoy all the perks of modernity in the epicenter of the Lower East Side, including complimentary coffee provided by MailChimp, a charging station, and free wi-fi to help stay connected to fans or make those pressing deadlines. A Press badge, Artist badge or Penthouse badge is required for entry when you check in with Big Picture Media.

  • Essential goods will be furnished by Champion Apparel, Kaotica Eyeball, and JanSport.
  • IMPOSSIBLE and @thecultureofme are giving performers, bands, and DJs the opportunity to turn their digital CMJ memories into analog photographs. Using the new IMPOSSIBLE Instant Lab, CMJ performers can transfer their CMJ photographic experiences into one-of-a-kind analog prints, because some images are just too good to be buried somewhere on your phone. Performers are also encouraged to stop by the IMPOSSIBLE Project Space in SoHo for a unique analog portrait experience with IMPOSSIBLE’s 8×10 camera. Please check in with the CMJ team to schedule an appointment.
  • Those needing help with travel or accommodations can get the VIP treatment with Fuzed Travel’s on-site rep.
  • An exclusive lunch session to teach artists the benefits of crowd-funding will be served up by Indiegogo, Wednesday at 12:30. Meet their music experts who will be dishing tips on funding your tour, record, or video!
  • Little Muenster will host a snacking happy hour on Thursday from 1-2pm, complete with grilled cheese sliders and tomato soup shooters. If you’re in need of some late night bites, however, be sure to head to their 100 Stanton Street shop, open late and conveniently located near a handful of CMJ venues.

  • Press Party

    Tuesday, October 15
    6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
    Before you get swept away by the festival, make contacts and forge alliances at CMJ’s annual press party. This exclusive event will kick off the week at CMJ Penthouse in The Hotel on Rivington. Big Picture Media, the official publicity firm of CMJ Music Marathon, will be in attendance to make sure this happy hour is well publicized. Press badge or invitation required for entry.


    Music Glue Official CMJ Party

    Wednesday, October 16
    6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
    Join the Music Glue team for drinks and socializing at CMJ Penthouse at The Hotel on Rivington. Music Glue works with artists, labels, management, promoters and venues across the world, offering a range of D2C (direct to consumer) e-commerce and website solutions. Stay glued after Wednesday’s conference and keep the conversation going! Invitation required for entry.


    Speaker Appreciation Party

    Thursday, October 17
    6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
    In celebration of the new leaders and entrepreneurs offering insights at this year’s festival, come revel in your peers’ learned wisdom in more casual surroundings. Drinks are on MailChimp! Speaker badge required for entry.