Time for bands and artists to descend on New York for the annual CMJ Music Marathon. This year’s five-day event will take place October 21 – 25, with performances and panels galore scheduled to take place during that time.

In addition to the music lineup, we’ll see another round of panels that examine issues in the biz, from music licensing to resources for indie labels to tips on cost-effective recording. 2008 also marks the 15th year of the CMJ Film Festival, with the first-ever Cineminis Competition, which will dig up the newest voices in documentary film.

And of course, the lineup. Confirmed performers include:

3OH!3, A Place To Bury Strangers, AIDS Wolf, An Albatross, Ane Brun, Anna Ternheim, Annuals, Beach House, Broken Social Scene, Cool Kids, Crystal Castles, Cut Off Your Hands, Deerhoof (pictured), Del McCoury Band, Delta Spirit, Donavon Frankenreiter, Envy On The Coast, Gang Gang Dance, Lee “Scratch” Perry, IRAN, Jay Reatard, Japanese Motors, Juliana Hatfield, Jupiter One, Lykke Li, Margot And The Nuclear So And So’s, Minus The Bear, Roisin Murphy, The Dears, The Takeover UK, They Might Be Giants, The Virgins, and Yo Majesty.

Stay tuned for updates, and if you haven’t already booked your plane ticket. Seriously.