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Matt Fanale's Caustic Will Make First Appearance in Years at MAMA Party

03/26/14

Matt Fanale's Caustic Will Make First Appearance in Years at MAMA Party

The Finalist Announcement Party on April 2 will reveal those moving on in consideration for Madison Area Music Awards in June

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Triple M’s 'Project M' Competition Kicks Off Third Year

03/24/14

Triple M’s 'Project M' Competition Kicks Off Third Year

The third annual Project M contest gives one local singer/songwriter access to a bevy of grand prizes

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Brilliant Violinist Ida Jo Recording Two New Major Projects

03/20/14

Brilliant Violinist Ida Jo Recording Two New Major Projects

The Madison musician has a Kickstarter underway to fund a new album

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Local Band Offers a Glimpse into the Creative Recording Process

03/17/14

Local Band Offers a Glimpse into the Creative Recording Process

Local band The Getaway Drivers have released early song snippets to Kickstarter contributors

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'The Smart Studios Story' Documentary Kickstarter Campaign is Underway

02/28/14

'The Smart Studios Story' Documentary Kickstarter Campaign is Underway

Documentary will focus heavily on Butch Vig's role as a producer

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For Unpaid Artists, It's a Not-So-Super Bowl

02/24/14

For Unpaid Artists, It's a Not-So-Super Bowl

Musical artists performing at the Super Bowl halftime show should be paid, regardless of boost in sales and exposure

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Fifty Years Later, the Beatles Still Reign

02/17/14

Fifty Years Later, the Beatles Still Reign

CBS's Beatles special prompts reflection on the historic band's first appearance in America

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Screen Printing Startup MerchPapa Helps Local Artists Sell T-shirts

02/10/14

Screen Printing Startup MerchPapa Helps Local Artists Sell T-shirts

Joe Ramos launched the screen printing company a few weeks ago

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Music News: CD Release Party to Honor Pat Peterson, New Video from Modern Mod

01/29/14

Music News: CD Release Party to Honor Pat Peterson, New Video from Modern Mod

Proceeds from the party for Pat Peterson will go to Children's Hospital

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Local Band Modern Mod Showing Us How It’s Done

01/06/14

Local Band Modern Mod Showing Us How It’s Done

Support this high school band through their Kickstarter campaign

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About This Blog

Rick Tvedt has been a performing musician since the age of eight and had regional success with local band The And. He has also been a solo performer and was a member of the Sled Dogs. He launched the monthly local music newspaper Rick’s Café in January of 2003, which is now publishing online as Local Sounds Magazine. That same year he founded the Madison Area Music Association, a charitable organization that raises money to fund music programs for kids and provides musical instruments. The MAMAs also produce the annual Madison Area Music Awards.

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