CMJ is rapidly approaching, and while some rad stuff is in the works, I'm pleased to let you know that I will be speaking on a panel dedicated to new media and the role of bloggers within the realm of it. This discussion is part of the 2-day Swedish Music Seminar; Turning the Market Around: Creative Dialogues for Stepping up the Game.

The two-day professional seminar will explore the ongoing, extensive and highly successful relationship between the Swedish and U.S. music industries. Record label professionals, songwriters, producers, music publishers and artists from both Sweden and the United States are scheduled to appear and speak.

Yours truly will be present on the below panel.

Swedish Music Seminar
NYU Kimmel Center
Silver Board Room
60 Washington Square South
New York City

October 22, 2009
2:45 – 3:30 pm

What is the role of today's blogosphere vs traditional media. Is print still relevant. Who are the new players?

Avi Roag - Founder, It's a Trap!
Adam Lewis - Founder, Planetary Group
Matthew Schnipper - Associate Editor, The Fader
Hannah Rad - New Music Blogger/Editor,

More info can be found here.

Some Swedish goodies for you as well. One from countrymen Mando Diao from their latest album, and another produced by superteam, Bloodshy and Avant.

mp3: Mando Diao - Mean Street
mp3: Kelis (featuring Spragga Benz) - Fire