NEW YORK — Greetings from the registration area of the 2008 CMJ Music Marathon. Things are just getting started here, with information booths and registration tables set up in various buildings on an around NYU’s Greenwich Village campus.

The information booths alone,‚ the majority of which are centered around digital music sales, DIY recording, and streaming radio,‚ are proof positive that we truly are in a new era as far as the music business is concerned.

It’s a veritable candy store for music fans here, many of whom are currently poring over maps of New York City to plot out their concert-going trajectories for the evening. Personally, I’ll be attempting to sandwich Shiny Toy Guns’ opening night performance‚ between Lykke Li and a DJ set by Mark Ronson.

We’ll be checking in later, so don’t forget to visit Blast for all your CMJ updates.

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