CMJ creators Bobby Haber and Joanne Abbot Green are launching a new music festival in New York City that sounds very similar to the fest that they sold back in 2012 due to financial issues. Billboard reports that Mondo.NYC will feature “panels and discussions held at NYU during the day and a slew of live performances in the evenings at venues across Manhattan and Brooklyn,” which is exactly how CMJ is set up in its current iteration.
The festival will take place from 9/14-18, a month before CMJ’s typical start date, and will be centered around the NYU campus, which was CMJ’s long-time home base until last year when they moved to Dream Hotel.
“At this pivotal moment in the evolution of music, pop culture, technology and communications, there has never been a more crucial time for veterans and pioneers alike to convene, connect, disrupt and collaborate with one another,” the press release for Mondo.NYC reads.
CMJ went through an extensive rebranding effort last year in an attempt to bolster the aging brand’s credibility and influence. Details for CMJ 2016 have not been announced.