There's a lot to be learned at the many CMJ 2013 panels. "How to Survive as a Musician in 2013," for instance, will teach you everything there is to know about surviving as a musician in the year 2013, all of which can be learned in around an hour. Similarly, the panel discussion called "Jam Packed: The Explosion of Music Festivals" is guaranteed* to make you an expert** about the explosion of music festivals next time that particular topic is brought up in casual conversation***. (* not really guaranteed; ** "expert" used loosely; *** almost never). But, like any speaker program with lots of holes to fill, some of the panels seem to be reaching a bit--like a few haphazard ideas were tossed out over lunch and a couple of people decided "It'll do. Put it on the schedule." Is "It's going to be a lot harder for you than it was for me, kid" a real CMJ 2013? No. We made that one up. But it is the overarching theme to most panels. We've made up a few more panels below, and mixed them in with some honest to goodness real ones. Can you spot the fakes?
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