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February 2014

'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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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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