CMJ

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CMJ
Genre Media company
Founded1978
FounderRobert Haber
Defunct2017
Headquarters New York City, New York
Products Music events, magazines
Website www.cmj.com/   OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg

CMJ Holdings Corp. was a music events and online media company which ran a website, hosted an annual festival in New York City, and published CMJ New Music Monthly and CMJ New Music Report.

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History and operations

The company was started by Robert Haber in 1978 as the College Media Journal, a bi-weekly trade magazine aimed at college radio programmers [1] and became CMJ New Music Report in 1982. [2]

CMJ.com published top-30 lists sent to them by radio stations, which subscribed at a cost of a few hundred dollars a year. CMJ formerly published these lists in CMJ New Music Report, CMJ's trade publication. The magazine moved to an online only format and was released weekly as a digital PDF magazine until it folded in 2017 [3] . It also published CMJ New Music Monthly, which was a magazine with interviews, reviews, and special features.

On January 5, 2004, CMJ New Music Report published a 25th anniversary double issue [4] led by an editorial staff that included editor-in-chief Kevin Kerry Boyce, and managing editors Louis Miller and Doug Levy. The issue featured The White Stripes on the cover in a photograph captured by art director Drew Goren; the magazine named the band's 2003 release, Elephant (album), its Album of the Year.

The White Stripes American rock duo

The White Stripes were an American rock duo formed in 1997 in Detroit, Michigan. The group consisted of Jack White and Meg White. After releasing several singles and three albums within the Detroit music scene, The White Stripes rose to prominence in 2002, as part of the garage rock revival scene. Their successful and critically acclaimed albums White Blood Cells and Elephant drew attention from a large variety of media outlets in the United States and the United Kingdom, with the single "Seven Nation Army" which used a guitar and a whammy pedal to create the iconic opening riff becoming their signature song. The band recorded two more albums, Get Behind Me Satan in 2005 and Icky Thump in 2007, and dissolved in 2011 after a lengthy hiatus from performing and recording.

<i>Elephant</i> (album) 2003 studio album by The White Stripes

Elephant is the fourth studio album by the American rock duo the White Stripes. It was released on April 1, 2003, through V2, XL, and Third Man. The album garnered critical acclaim and commercial success, earning a nomination for Album of the Year and a win for Best Alternative Music Album at the 46th Grammy Awards in 2004, peaking at number six in the US Billboard charts and topping the UK album charts.

From 1980 through 2015, staff organized the CMJ Music Marathon, a convention and music festival, each autumn, in New York. A second festival, the CMJ Rock Hall Music Fest, took place in Cleveland in 2005 and 2006; in April 2007, organizers canceled the event, citing strains on financial and staffing resources. [5]

Convention (meeting) meeting of a (usually large) group of individuals and/or companies in a certain field

A convention, in the sense of a meeting, is a gathering of individuals who meet at an arranged place and time in order to discuss or engage in some common interest. The most common conventions are based upon industry, profession, and fandom. Trade conventions typically focus on a particular industry or industry segment, and feature keynote speakers, vendor displays, and other information and activities of interest to the event organizers and attendees. Professional conventions focus on issues of concern along with advancements related to the profession. Such conventions are generally organized by societies or communities dedicated to promotion of the topic of interest. Fan conventions usually feature displays, shows, and sales based on pop culture and guest celebrities. Science fiction conventions traditionally partake of the nature of both professional conventions and fan conventions, with the balance varying from one to another. Conventions also exist for various hobbies, such as gaming or model railroads.

Music festival festival oriented towards music

A music festival is a community event oriented towards live performances of singing and instrument playing that is often presented with a theme such as musical genre, nationality, or locality of musicians, or holiday.

Cleveland City in Ohio

Cleveland is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio, and the county seat of Cuyahoga County. The city proper has a population of 383,793, making it the 52nd-largest city in the United States and the second-largest city in Ohio. Greater Cleveland is ranked as the 33rd-largest metropolitan area in the U.S., with 2,057,009 people in 2018. A Gamma + city, Cleveland anchors the Cleveland–Akron–Canton Combined Statistical Area, which had a population of 3,515,646 in 2010 and is ranked 15th in the United States.

CMJ New Music Monthly

CMJ New Music Monthly was a monthly music magazine with interviews, reviews, and special features published from 1993 [6] to 2009. Each issue included a compact disc with 15 to 24 songs by well established bands, unsigned bands, and everything in between. As of issue 156 (1112 using the CMJ New Music Report numbering), dated June 20, 2009, the magazine ceased operation, and subscribers had their remaining issues replaced by the CMJ New Music Report with a music compilation available online. [7] By April 2010, it stopped delivering CMJ New Music Report to its subscribers. [8]

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References

  1. Harrison, Ed. "Magazine Slants To Programmers" Billboard January 20, 1979: 68
  2. CMJ New Music Report January 5, 2004: 10
  3. "Fate of College Radio Charts Uncertain at CMJ After Almost 40 Years". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2019-06-07.
  4. Inc, CMJ Network (2004-01-05). CMJ New Music Report. CMJ Network, Inc.
  5. Soeder, John. CMJ/Rock Hall Music Fest cancelled after two-year run Archived 2016-01-13 at the Wayback Machine , The Plain Dealer , April 6, 2007.
  6. Joe Logan (November 29, 1994). "When Worlds Fail". Philly. Retrieved January 28, 2016.
  7. "Dear CMJ New Music Monthly Subscriber". CMJ New Music. Issue 1112. June 20, 2009. p. 23.
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