Dream Downtown
355 W 16th St,
New York, NY 10011


Registration Pick-Up Hours at Dream Downtown:
  • Tuesday, Oct. 13: 9AM - 8PM
  • Wednesday, Oct. 14: 9AM - 8PM
  • Thursday, Oct. 15: 9AM - 8PM
  • Friday, Oct. 16: 9AM - 8PM

Need a ride to the next CMJ show? We’ve teamed up with Lyft to help. Get $20 credit on your first Lyft ride. Simply download the app and enter the code CMJ. More time to rock out and get home safe!


It really is a marathon. Here’s where to rest your weary head after a long day spent at CMJ Daytime events, parties, and showcases.


Sleepover at CMJ’s new HQ. Call the Dream Downtown directly at 1-646-625-4880 and mention CMJ Music Marathon for a special rate on reservations for October 12-18. Special rate for stays between October 12 - 18 guaranteed if you book by September 25; subject to availability after that date.

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This is your spot on the Lower East Side. The Hotel on Rivington is next door to an array of downtown CMJ venues and they’re offering a special rate for CMJ attendees who book their stay before October 2; head here to make a reservation for October 12 - 18.
Brooklyn more your scene? Head to McCarren Hotel + Pool, smack dab in the heart of Williamsburg, to catch some z’s. Book here before October 6 for 15% off reservations for October 12 - 18.
If you’re looking to lay down some roots in buzzy Bushwick, the New York Loft Hostel’s got your covered. Head here and use code CMJ15 before October 6 for 15% off your stay between October 12 - 18.


Can I play CMJ?

CMJ 2015 artist submissions are now closed.

Are tickets to individual showcases available for purchase?

This varies by event. Please contact the venue hosting the show in question for full ticketing information.

Do festival badges guarantee entrance to all shows, panels, parties, special events, etc?

Admission to all CMJ events is based on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to venue capacities and policies. If there’s something you’re really dying to see, get there early to stake your claim.

Can I get into clubs if I’m under 21?

We know it can be a buzzkill, but individual club policies remain in full effect during CMJ. In other words, if a club is usually 21 and over, it will remain so during CMJ. The best way to find out is to call the club directly and inquire about their age policy.

Do you have a list of all the bands playing, as well as set times?

All showcase updates will be posted on our site as soon as they are confirmed. The site will be updated frequently prior to and throughout the event, so stay tuned! Please note that the schedule and lineup are subject to change for a variety of reasons – we’ll do our best to keep you in the loop.

Is there transportation to get me from club to club?

You’ve got a few options here: taxi, NYC public transit, Citi Bike, and your feet, among them.

Are venues accessible to attendees with special needs?

CMJ is especially committed to accommodating the special needs of all attendees. Both CMJ registration hall and conference center are handicap-accessible. Unfortunately, some venues are better equipped than others. Please call the club directly and inquire about their facilities.

Where is CMJ HQ/Daytime Programming?

We are excited to announce our first year at Dream Downtown located at 355 W 16th St, New York, NY, 10011.

Where do I pick up my badge?

You can pick up your badge at Dream Downtown.

Can I buy a badge on-site?

Yes, you can buy a badge on-site at Dream Downtown from Tuesday, October 13 through Friday, October 16.

What will my CMJ badge get me?

CMJ registrants with full general or student badges have access to all official CMJ showcases, all daytime conference activities, plus a CMJ registration gift bag and a CMJ Festival Guide.

What is College Day?

College Day is an all-day seminar, specially programmed for college radio personnel. College Day features thought-provoking panels, artist performances and the annual College Radio Awards taking place on Wednesday, October 14, 2015.

What does CLE stand for?

CLE stands for Continuing Legal Education. A special subset of CMJ’s daytime programming, CLE panels explore the nitty-gritty legalese and music business basics of these unpredictable times. Panels are open to lawyers, members of the industry, artists, and all CMJ badgeholders. CMJ's CLE takes place on Friday, October 16, 2015.
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Press applications: Now Closed

All CMJ Music Marathon events are subject to change without notice.