Every fall, musicians, fans and music industry insiders alike descend upon New York City for the CMJ Music FestivalThe festival, which sees artists of all genres playing nightclubs, bars and theaters across the entire city, is one of the world’s most important outlets for the discovery of new music.

Past CMJ success stories include such acts as Arcade Fire and Mumford & Sons, who played the festival as unknowns in 2004 and 2009 respectably.

So before you hit the NYC streets ready to discover your new favorite band, check out some of the hottest women who are set to perform at this year's influental festival.

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