The CMJ Marathon 2012 is set to go down in New York. It's put on by the College Music Journal, a long-standing publication of alternative music. CMJ has been publishing long enough to have written about alternative music when it was still an alternative to the mainstream. The who's who of indie music topics and memes in an explosion of TED-style panels and discussions. Always interesting names and topics, this year's initial list does not disappoint: Dumb Band, Smart Phone; An Intervention on Career Reinvention; and Social Media Sobriety all top the first wave of announcements. Check out more about CMJ 2012 in the Spacelab Festival Guide.