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CMJ Music Marathon provides insight from some of the brightest thinkers in the music industry at the festival’s yearly panels. The 2012 event is no exception–when October comes around the Kimmel Center at New York University’s historic Greenwich Village campus will play host to an extraordinarily broad range of thinkers.

Today, CMJ is proud to announce the first round of panelists to appear at this year’s Music Marathon. The previously announced set of panels present CMJ Music Marathon badge holders the opportunity to join music industry veterans and rising stars as they offer penetrative analysis and thoughts on an ever-changing marketplace.

The first round of names to be confirmed as panelists for this year’s event include:

David Adams, Music Content Manager, Soundcloud
Dave Allen, Director, Interactive Strategy, NORTH
Eddie Applebaum, Partner, Tour De Force Music & Services
Adam Ayan, Mastering Engineer, Gateway Mastering Studios
Jonathan Azu, General Manager and Executive Vice President, Red Light Management
Annie Balliro, Sr., Dir Global Brand Philanthropy & Memorabilia, Hard Rock International
Cathy Bauer, General Manager, Daptone Records
Rich Bengloff, President, American Association of Independent Music
Aimee Berger, Founder/Camplified, Primary Wave Music
Christian Bernhardt, Agent, The Agency Group
Fiona Bloom, Founder, The Bloom Effect
David Boxenbaum, GM/COO, A&M/Octone Records
Charles Caldas, CEO, Merlin
Cliff Chenfeld, CEO, Razor and Tie Records
Phil Ciadella, CEO, Wonderlous Music
Jeffrey B. Clyburn, Vice President, Nat Geo Music
Ted Cohen, CEO, Tag Strategic
Cari Cole, President/Founder, Cari Cole Voice and Music Co
Tom Constable, Associate Director, New Market Development & Joint Partnerships Verizon
Dave Cool, Director of Artist Relations Bandzoogle
Steven Corn, CEO, BFM Digital
Dean Cramer, President, Kings of A&R
Linda Lorence Critelli, Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations SESAC
Morgan Currie, CTO, Marcato Digital Solutions
Jonathan Daniel, Partner, Crush Management
Jamie Dominguez, Senior Director, Writer/Publisher Relations, SESAC
Scott Englund, Head of Client Services, FanBridge
Alexia Erlichman, Co-Founder,
John Franck, Senior Vice President, Razor and Tie Records
Karl Fricker, A&R Research Analyst, RCA Records
Daniel Friedman, Entertainment Attorney
Eric J. German, Partner, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP
Peter Giberga, Vice President A&R, Razor and Tie Records
Erik Gilbert, CEO, CV America
Daniel Glass, Founder, Glassnote Entertainment Group
Rick Goetz, Founder,
Jake Gold, President, The Management Trust
Steven J Gottlieb, Owner, Video Static
Steve Greenberg, Founder/CEO, S-Curve Music
Arif Gursel, Technical Evangelist | Global Partner Team, Microsoft
Young Guru, Engineer, A&R, & DJ, RocNation
Buck Heroux, Software Engineer, Next Big Sound
Adam Herzog, VP of A&R, Warner Bros. Records
Barry Heyman, Owner, Heyman Law
Susan Heymann, GM Touring, Chugg Entertainment
Jason Hobbs, President, FOUND
Dick Huey, Digital Consultant/Founder, Merge Records/Toolshed
Ariel Hyatt, Founder, Cyber PR
David Jacobs, Music Attorney & Manager, Mark Music Law
Kyle “Slick” Johnson, Owner/Producer/Engineer, Fancy Time Studio
Pete Johnson, Northeast Sales Rep/Surely Music LLC CEO, Select-o-Hits Distribution
Peter Kafka, Senior Editor, All Things Digital
Kyle Kelso, President, Big Brownstone Productions
Douglas Keogh, President, Robot of the Century Music
Chris Keup, Songwriter/Producer, White Star Sound
Kato Khandwala, Producer/ Engineer/ Mixer, Burning Records
Kevin Killen, Producer / Engineer, c/o JDMI
Krissy Krissy, Singer/Musician, Bigger than Buildings
Dave Kusek, Chairman/VP Marketing, Merchluv
Liz Leahy, CEO & Founder, Section 101
Mark Lipsitz, Marketing Bar, None Records
Frank Liwall, President & Founder, Royalty Network/Krian Music Group
Eric Longley, Director of Taxation, Prager and Fenton, London
Michael Lurato, Manager, Indegoot Management
Machine, Producer, Machine Shop Productions
Barry M. Massarsky, President, Massarsky Consulting Inc.
Michelle Mayumi McDevitt, President, Audible Treats
Amanda McIntyre-Chavis, CEO, LegendFactory/ EMI North America
Mike Mckoy, Partner, Serling Rooks Ferrara Mckoy & Worob
Doug McVehil, Senior Vice President, Global Music Programming, Talent & Content Operations, VEVO
Pete Miser, Rapper, Ho-Made Media
Sean Murray, Composer/Producer, Sean Murray Music
Kavi Ohri, VP Business Development (US East), Music Dealers
Ron Perry, Head of A&R, SONGS Music Publishing
Julie Potash, President, Hesta Prynn
Jim Powers, Owner, Minty Fresh
Catherine Radbill, Undergraduate Music Business Program, Director, New York University
Jody Redhage, Bandleader, Cellist/Composer/Vocalist, Rose & the Nightingale
Elliot A. Resnik, Esq., Attorney at Law Shukat Arrow Hafer Weber & Herbsman, LLP
Scott Riebling, Producer/Mixer/Songwriter
Mark Satlof, Sr. Vice President, Shore Fire Media
Steven Scharf, President/Sr. VP Creative, Steven Scharf Entertainment/Carlin America
Mara Schwartz, Sr. Vice President of Licensing, 10th Street Entertainment / Eleven Seven Music
Jason Spiewak, President, Rock Ridge Music
Richard Stumpf, President, Imagem Music
Justin Sweeting, Music Director, Clockenflap Festival/Untitled Entertainment
Matt Thompson, CEO, Songfreedom
David Tockman, VP, Business Development, AOL
DJ Liquid Todd, DJ / Developer, Sirius XM Radio
Jordy Trachtenberg, SVP,Frenchkiss Label Group
Matt Urmy, Co-Founder | CEO, Artist Growth
Greg Wattenberg, Chief Creative Officer, Wind Up Entertainment
Todd Weinberger, Creative Director, Inked Magazine
David Weiss, Co-Founder, The SongHunters
Tim Westegren, Founder, Pandora
Alex White, CEO, Next Big Sound
Phil Wild, Senior Vice President, Capitol Music Group
David Wolter, Senior Vice President, A&R RCA
Steve Yegelwel, President, S-Curve
Jay Ziskrout, Founder & CEO, Charitable Checkout (powered by Dympol)

In addition to this round of panelists, CMJ is happy to announce a series of deals at hotels across New York City for the duration of the festival. Click here to discover the best places to stay during CMJ Music Marathon.

Click here to view the full list of panels at CMJ Music Marathon 2012.

Click here to purchase a badge for CMJ Music Marathon 2012, which takes place October 16-20 in New York City.