Happy New Year 2016 – Sign up ASAP!

HAPPY NEW YEAR from the MAMAs! 2016 is here! And according to the movies of the 1980s, we’re all supposed to have jet packs, flying cars, and Star Trek-style food replicators. Personally, I’m still waiting for my jet pack. One thing that can’t be replicated is a good music education. Unfortunately, there are still a large number of Madison schools …

Tickets On Sale Now for the 12th Annual MAMAs Awards!

Tickets on Sale Now at the Overture Box Office for the 12th Annual Madison Area Music Awards on Sunday, July 12 The Madison Area Music Association will honor and showcase area musicians of all ages and genres at the 2015 MAMA Awards on Sunday, July 12, in the Capitol Theater of the Overture Center. Madison’s version of the Grammy’s will kick off at 6 p.m. with …

Wurst Times Festival 5: “Right to Wurst;” Complete Lineup Announced

Wurst Times Festival V will take place on Saturday, May 23rd running from 11 am – 7 pm. The festival will once again be located at the 701 East Washington complex with two indoor stages and an outdoor stage. The musical lineup (see below) is a broad range of talent and is quite impressive.   Wurst Times is locally run …

Dolores wins Breakthrough Artist Competition!

Last Friday at the Red Zone in Madison, 8 bands battled to be crowned this year’s Breakthrough Artist of 2015. It was a difficult decision, but our judges picked Dolores as this year’s winner! Dolores will be playing the Madison Area Music Association awards show this year, and won a heap of other prizes: • Choice of 1 hand crafted …

2015 Finalists Announced!

Congrats to our 2015 MAMA finalists:   2015 MAMA Award Finalists   Artist of the Year     Anna Vogelzang Modern Mod Sexy Ester The Mascot Theory   Breakthrough Artist    Dolores Karen Wheelock SheShe The Wells Division Oh My Love The Civil Engineers The Wild Things Skizzwhores Dogs of War (Alternate) Trap Saturn (Alternate)   New Artist of the Year   Gin, Chocolate …

/r/BandMembers compilation proceeds go towards the MAMAs!

Want to support the MAMAs and get some awesome music at the same time? Our friends in the /r/BandMembers subreddit have put together a compilation album and all of the proceeds are going towards the MAMAs. It’s pay what you want, so pick it up here: https://rbandmembers.bandcamp.com/ This compilation began when a group of passionate working musicians overseeing the band …

Details for MAMAs 2015 Finalist Announcement Party Announced!

Don’t miss the 2015 Finalist party at the Brink Lounge! We here at MAMA follow the Andrew W.K. school of partying – we party HARD. So you won’t want to miss a chance to party with us while seeing if your favorite Madison act made the finals of the MAMAs awards! Where: The Brink Lounge (701 E Washington Ave, Madison, …

Registration Extended to 2/7!

Didn’t get a chance to register your band for the MAMAs? We’ve extended the registration to 2/7/15! Registration closes at midnight on 2/7, so register now!

Breakthrough Artist 2015 Registration Opens January 1st!

  Are you a newer artist on the Madison scene? Perhaps you’ve played a few shows, recorded some songs, and wish to take your next step in the music industry. But what do you do next? The Madison Area Music Association’s Breakthrough Artist Competition was created to help new artists (solo performers and bands, in all genres of music) answer …

2015 Awards Schedule

2015 MAMA AWARDS TIMELINE SEPT 20th – Band/Artist/Youth Registration begins FEBRUARY 7st – Registration closes FEBRUARY 7th – Breakthrough Artist Registration Closes (Youth Registration stays open until May 15th) FEBRUARY 10th – 1st Round voting begins MARCH 9th – 1st Round Voting ends MARCH 28th – FINALIST ANNOUNCEMENT PARTY at The Brink Lounge MARCH 30th – Final Round Voting Begins …