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New Event! Songwriter Showdown, Jan. 13

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The Songwriter Showdown is restarting January 13, 2010! It will be open to all MSG members, and all are encouraged to attend and participate, either in the contest or in the voting. There will be cool prizes awarded each month, and anyone can sign up for MSG membership on the spot. Check out the Events page for more info on the return of this favorite MSG event.

New year, new name for MSG

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MSG is now the “Madison Songwriters Guild.” MSG believes the name change, while replacing only 4 letters, better emphasizes the craft involved in creating songs. There are a lot of other exciting changes going on around here, so check back often!

MSG remembers Dale Kidd

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MSG joins family and friends, musicians and music lovers, in celebrating the life of Dale Kidd, who passed away on December 12th. Dale was a long-time MSG member and local songwriting staple who will be remembered for his big heart, easy laugh, and willingness to join in on a tune with his guitar or voice. If you would like to learn more about Dale or leave a message about how he touched your life, please read Doug Moe’s Wisconsin State Journal article about him or visit

New Website!

By rederic4

We are experimenting with a new website. It will be much more interactive and easier to use. Please check back as we add new features.