Murfie staffers = Award nominees! (Time for us to show off a bit.)

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I bet you’re not surprised to hear that a few Murfie folks have been nominated for Madison Area Music Awards (MAMAs) this year! Of course, we want to spread the word about voting, and give a shout out to all of our nominated Murfie peeps!

Mine All Mine Records – best local music publication/blog
“Live on U Dub” – best compilation album & best world album
DJ Kayla Kush – best DJ
Lovely Socialite Mrs. Thomas W. Phipps – best unique song (Brachiosaurus Boogie)/ best Jazz performer
Pat Reinholz – best strings performer
Corey Murphy – best brass player
Ben Willis – best bassist

 
This round of voting ends on March 15th, and you can register to vote at http://www.themamas.org/. There’s lots of great bands in the mix, and a lot of people you’ll recognize—even a lot of our podcast guests! The Madison Area Music Association puts on this event every year to raise money for youth music programs, and the yearly award show is way fun! On Sunday, June 23rd, winners will be announced during the awards show at The Capitol Theater in Madison.

There’s some serious finger-crossing going on here at the office!

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How To Thwart a $5M CD Heist! [Video]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbGKPzpFNU8&feature=youtu.be

March 2, 2013 marks the 30th anniversary of the CD in the good ol’ US of A. Americans own tens of billions of CDs, and Murfie’s mission is to warehouse them all—“upgrading” them with streaming and downloading for the 21st century.

Murfie is celebrating this auspicious moment by moving! Our customers now trust us with over $5,000,000 of their CDs and we’re receiving over 10,000 more CDs each week. And we take that trust verrry seriously—with armed police officers!

We just plum ran out of storage space! The setup of our new warehouse will be completed on the 2nd in honor of the 30th anniversary. Dangit—we just LOVE CDs :-) .

Your CDs are turning 30—isn’t it about time you kicked ‘em out of the house?!?! Send us yours: http://www.murfie.com/

In honor of the anniversary, and our move, we put together this little video that we hope you’ll enjoy! How does one safely and securely move 20,000 lbs of Compact Discs? Watch and find out!

Happy US Birthday, Compact Disc!

Notice: Moving Today (Temporary Delays)

The time has come! We are moving our Murfie office down the street, discs and all.

Please bear with us as we embark on this moving adventure. Starting now, you may experience temporary delays with:

  • Downloads
  • Customer support
  • New streaming requests

We expect to be fully back in action tomorrow (Tuesday) evening. Thanks in advance for your patience, peeps!

Oh, by the way— here’s our new address:

Murfie
7 N. Pinckney Street, Suite 300
Madison, WI 53703

And no worries about Shipping Kits already in transit— everything will be forwarded accordingly. Catch you on the flip side!

Streaming in Murfieland

We’re always pleased as punch to deliver good news to our Murfie members— I mean, who wouldn’t be?
Here goes…

Starting today, unlimited streaming is included with every purchase on Murfie! No subscription required.

So this means:

You can stream all the discs you purchase on Murfie, anytime, anywhere, using our mini player in any web browser or your favorite Sonos device! All streaming, all ze time, for everybody!!! (And someone started a rumor that there might be iOS and Android apps on the way— we don’t know who, though!)

You will now see a $1 transaction fee set in place for all purchases of member-sold discs on our site, which is waived for Murfie Gold members.

From now until March 31st, everyone gets to experience the full benefits of the new Murfie Gold membership— absolutely free. With the new Murfie Gold, you’ll get all the best goodies that music-lovers love, including:

  • No $1 transaction fee
  • One free Shipping Kit (send up to 200 discs to add to your online collection for free)
  • Exclusive album trading with other Gold Members

Here’s your chance to live the Gold life til March 31st, absolutely free, and really live it up!

For all you current Murfie Gold members out there, keep an eye out for an e-mail explaining special benefits just for you.

We say:
Change is goooood!

The Move, Part 1: “Out with the old…”

Well, you know what they say— “Out with the old, in with the new.” And with that said, it’s time for us to move our Murfie office!

It’s no secret that with Murfie has grown a TON over the past couple years. Yay for us (and for you!)! But with such huge growth, our current space availability for discs, and for staff, has been getting more and more… snug, shall we say.

So, we decided to move— all the way to— the next block down the street! Lucky for us, we get to stay on the lovely Madison capitol square.

Here’s the first of a series of photos that document our move: the joy, the sweat, the tears, the reward! Enjoy.

We’re getting there… just a few things left to do. Wish us luck as we move in to our new space!

Supporting Music and Art in Madison

As of late, there’s been a flurry of activity fluttering through the local arts scene in Madison, Wisconsin. The hustle and bustle stems from two very fabulous events: Bookless and Project Lodge. Both projects seek to support, and celebrate, the community arts. Sadly, Bookless already happened, but happily, the Project Lodge Kickstarter campaign is running til February 18th.

Here at Murfie, we’ve got several staffers with ties to the Project Lodge. One fellow, Tom Teslik, overachieved and attended both the Bookless and Project Lodge events, and has written up a sweeping summary of his experiences. Plus, he’s got photos and audio for your viewing + hearing pleasure.

Here’s Tom’s rundown »

Giveaway: Give Your #1 Reason

Not too long ago, this guy (aka MISTER Shawn Broderick) posted on his blog letting us all know why he’s Addicted To Murfie. He shared 4 reasons.

I’m thinking you can come up with your very own reason why Murfie rules. The possibilities are endless: be serious, be clever, be sassy, be smart, whatever – just give us ONE good reason. The human being who comes up with the most excellent answer will win $25 Murfie account credit.

For a chance to win, leave us a comment before midnight CST on Friday, January 20, 2012. Be sure to fill in your name and email address (your email is not published). Please, one answer per email. The “most excellent answer” will be as judged by the team of staffers here at Murfie HQ. The winner will be notified by email during the week of January 23rd.