CMJ Music Marathon starts tomorrow in New York City, and once again Fiona Bloom (pictured) has agreed to sift through the hundreds of performing artists to select 50 of the best gigs for any Digital Media Wire reader who wants to sample a cross-section of the most diverse, original and exciting entertainment CMJ 2011 has to offer.

With over 15 years in the entertainment industry, The Bloom Effect is a unique one stop shop for artists, labels, and lifestyle marketers.
Created by music industry maven Fiona Bloom, The Bloom Effect brings a huge Rolodex of global contacts from around the world to its clients, providing a wealth of insight/knowledge and consultation for getting your project seen and heard.

Without further ado, here is Fiona’s Sick 50 for CMJ this week (in alphabetical order):





























Fiona’s personal CMJ schedule also includes two showcases with which she’s involved:

Heard Showcase – click here for  more information

Friday, Oct. 21, 4 p.m.-4 a.m. at Dominion

18 acts,  including Rahzel with JS-1,  Jarobi of A Tribe Called Quest and Dres of Black Sheep

CMJ 6th Annualclick here for more information

Saturday, Oct. 22, 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. at 92Y

Hip hop acts from around the world showcase
Planet Hip Hop
DJ Boo on the decks
Hosted by Kokayi