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MSG hits the Internet through

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Host Sam Spindler plays music from independent artists covering a wide variety of genres including some Madison Songwriters Guild members on this weekly program called Escape to Music, now appearing on The show runs on Mondays, from 7-9 p.m. CST and again on Tuesdays from 8-10 a.m. CST. Check it out now!

Songwriters in the Round, January 27, 7 p.m.

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Songwriters in the Round (SIR) starts at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 27th instead of the usual 6:30 time. For more information, check out the Events page.

Featured songwriters in January will be Matt PierceKen Jackson and Lisa White.

Song Critique, January 20th

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The first Song Critique of 2010 is this Wednesday, January 20th at at 7:00 p.m. at Noodles & Co. restaurant, 3600 University Ave. in Madison. If you have a song to share, please bring 10-12 lyric sheets to pass and a recording or be prepared to perform live. Support the venue by coming early and ordering dinner! Cost is free for MSG members or $5 for non-members.

The critique happens on the third Wednesday of each month. Check out the Events section for more information.

New Songwriter Night, new venue, Jan. 14

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MSG is starting a new event on Thursday, January 14, 2010, and continuing monthly thereafter. Host Rich Baumann and a small group of songwriters will share mostly original acoustic music at Water House Foods in Lake Mills. See our Events page for more details and check back here monthly to see who’s playing.

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!