We're about a month away from the 2020 edition of New Colossus, the still-pretty-new NYC festival that happens at venues all over the Lower East Side and East Village from March 11-15, featuring lots of bands from around the world who are on their way to SXSW. If it gives you CMJ vibes, that's intentional and last year was fun. This year will include the festival's highest profile show yet: A Place to Bury Strangers at Bowery Ballroom on March 13 with UK band Life and Brooklyn's Public Practice.

Other recent additions to the lineup include Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess, Australia's Ali Barter, French dreampop band Marble Arch, Swedish bands Summer Heart, Agent Bla, and Beverly Kills, UK bands Larkins, False Heads, Vistas, Catholic Action and King Nun, and more. That's in addition to previously announced acts The Orielles, Stealing Sheep, Pom Poko, Petrol Girls, Tallies, The Natvral (Kip from Pains of Being Pure at Heart), Weeping Icon, Jeanines, and more.

New Colossus has also released daily lineups and schedules, which include free day parties on Saturday, March and Sunday, March 15. You can check out the detailed schedule here and a poster with the schedule is below.

There will also be industry panel discussions and other conversations at Pianos on Thursday afternoon (March 12). Here's the schedule:

Downstairs Showroom
2pm: Sync and Licensing in the Era of Declining Record Sales
3pm: The Growing Importance of Independent Record Labels
4pm: Touring from the Artist’s Perspective

Upstairs Lounge
2pm: Moving the Needle on Social Issues: Strategic Music Activism
3pm: Wellness/Mental Health for Artists
4pm: The Illustrious History and Ever Changing Landscape of Music in New York City

Check out details on the conversations, including panelists, below.

New Colossus Festival badges ($100) get you into all shows, based on capacity, plus "access to happy hours mixers, venue meetings, special badge-only shows and panels." Most shows also have advance tickets too (check venue websites for details).

COLOSSAL CONVERSATIONS
Thursday, March 12
PIANOS
158 LUDLOW ST
2-5PM

Downstairs Showroom
2pm: Sync and Licensing in the Era of Declining Record Sales
3pm: The Growing Importance of Independent Record Labels
4pm: Touring from the Artist’s Perspective

Upstairs Lounge
2pm: Moving the Needle on Social Issues: Strategic Music Activism
3pm: Wellness/Mental Health for Artists
4pm: The Illustrious History and Ever Changing Landscape of Music in New York City

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DOWNSTAIRS SHOWROOM
2pm-2:50pm
Sync and Licensing in the Era of Declining Record Sales

Moderated by: Mike Boris, Jaded Melody

Barry Cole, Music Supervisor / Producer at Barry Cole Music
Dan Burt, Music Producer / Supervisor at Wunderman Thompson
Jedd Katrancha, EVP at Downtown Music Publishing
Jean Scofield, Executive Creative Producer at Mophonics
Jessica Shaw, Vice President, Music for Ads & Brands / LicensingSony Music Entertainment

3pm-3:50pm
The Growing Importance of Independent Record Labels

Moderated by: Lio Kanine, Owner at Kanine Records

Doug Warner, Co-founder at Wharf Cat Records
Josh Madell, Head of Artist and Label Strategy at Secretly Distribution. Founder, Other Music
Kali Bradford, Label Manager at Lovers Music
Meg Williams, Director at [PIAS] Australia
Nick Gordon, Chief Client Officer & GM at Symphonic Distribution
Pete D’Angelo, Label Manager at Ernest Jennings
Rob Wilcox, Promotions Director at Polyvinyl Records
Trevor P, Owner at Fire Talk

4pm-4:50pm
Touring from the Artist’s Perspective

Moderated by: Ric Leichtung, Events Director at Adhoc

Oliver Ackermann, Captain of A Place To Bury Strangers / Death By Audio
Patrick Wimberly, Artist / Producer / Writer / Mixer at Nice Music, INC / Chairlift (Band)
Shilpa Ray, Songwriter/ Musician/ Producer/ Often Mistaken For The Merch Girl
Tyler Richman, Tour Manager (Mitski, Lucius, Cigarettes After Sex.) Manager (Sandy (Alex G))

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UPSTAIRS LOUNGE

2pm-2:50pm
Moving the Needle on Social Issues: Strategic Music Activism

Moderated by: Bob Ferguson, Creative Alliances & Music Outreach Manager at Oxfam

Annie Hart, Musician/Composer
Alicia Maule, Digital Engagement Director at The Innocence Project
Sybil Gallagher, Co-founder at Calling All Crows

3pm-3:50pm
Wellness/Mental Health for Artists

Moderated by Mike Joseph, Founder at Mindful Vinyl, Host & Producer at Radio Free Brooklyn

Dave (Dee) Bellevue, Lead Singer of Oxymorrons
LJ Malberg, President at Compassionate Muse
Marni Wandner, VP Digital Marketing at The Syndicate, Co-founder at equilibrium
Mike Rosen, Storyteller, musician
Nicole Blonder, Co-founder at equilibrium

4pm-4:50pm
The Illustrious History and Ever Changing Landscape of Music in New York City

Moderated by: Stephen Dima, Dima Productions

Bob Lewis, co-founder Greenmarket
Dick Zigun, "Mayor of Coney Island,” Artistic Director, Coney Island USA
David Fricke, Rolling Stone, Sirius XM Radio, Freelance writer
Michael Alago, Record executive A&R/Photographer/Writer/Author and the subject of the film "Who the Fuck is That Guy?"
Nik E ikki, designer, director and commander of beef in Brooklyn band, BODEGA