Photo by Stephanie Augello

Photo by Stephanie Augello

Good morning, sunshines! Last night, like every night at CMJ 2013, was packed to the brim with parties and shows, but yet you’re up with the sun (sorta) and ready to get your learn on at some panels. Plus, our stellar daytime programming offers the opportunity to hear from the stars of their respective fields, and a nice chance to chat them up afterward. The following panels are sure to be hits today.

And don’t forget that they aren’t the only reason to hang around NYU’s Kimmel Center all afternoon (if you are involved in college radio, take note: it’s College Day, y’all!). See the full daytime schedule here.

Know Your Place(ment): Inside Music Supervision

Getting your music placed in a film or TV show is not only incredible exposure, but an even better paycheck. Learn from industry leaders in the world of music supervision how the process works, what they’re looking for, and how to get on the fast track to success.

Know Your Place(ment): Inside Music Supervision takes place in room 905/907 at 2:00 p.m.

The Rise of Urban Alternative

The breakout success of artists like Frank Ocean, Weeknd, Miguel and Elle Varner are proof positive that there is room for an expansion of the contemporary R&B, Rap and Gospel categories most African American artists have traditionally been shoehorned into. We’ll discuss what the success of these artists signifies, and how they’re redefining the urban music landscape.

The Rise of Urban Alternative takes place in room 406 at 12:30 p.m.

Give It Away Now: Music’s Freeconomy

Stop selling your music—give it away! The Free 99 economy really works, so let your music work as a marketing tool. With sites like BitTorrent and Megaupload (now Mega) going straight-on file sharing, they have become yet another alternative distribution model for artists. So give your music away to get fan attention — let them stream it, buy a ticket to your show, buy merch and you work all the angles with brands. Easy enough?

Give It Away Now: Music’s Freeconomy takes place in room 406 at 3:30 p.m.