Murfie Staffers = Awards FINALISTS! (Time for us to show off a lot.)


Hopefully you caught our last article about all the fabulously talented staffers here at Murfie who held nominations for the 2013 Madison Area Music Awards (MAMAs)! If not, here’s a refresher: [March 9th article]

Well, the votes have been counted…and the FINAL nominees for the 2013 MAMAs have been announced!!! Congrats to these Murfie staffers who have made it to the final round:

Lovely Socialite Mrs. Thomas W. Phipps – Best Jazz Album (Registers Her Delight) & Best Jazz Performer
Live on U Dub – Various Artists – Best Compilation Album
Kayla Kush – Best DJ
Corey Murphy – Best Brass Instrumentalist

First of all, Woo-hoooooo!

Secondly, here’s one last round of voting to participate in—and thanks so much to everyone who voted last time! To vote in the final round, you can check out The Madison Area Music Association’s website, Voting ends on May 17th. The MAMAs exist not only to celebrate Madison’s local music scene, but also to raise funds for youth music programs in the area. How sweet is that?!

Good luck, Murfie staffers! We’re looking forward to the awards show on June 23rd at The Capitol Theater in Madison!


The Move, Part 2: “…and in with the new!”

So the dust has settled, and our new Murfie office is looking great as ever. The carpet is carpeted, the paint is painted, the windows are…well, you get the idea.

7 N. Pinckney sure feels like home now. Check out part 2 of our moving story…

All in all, we are really diggin’ our new digs!

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

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 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!


How To Thwart a $5M CD Heist! [Video]

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:

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:

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!

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!

Caffeinating “The Shawns”

Coffee break time! Here’s some food for thought, courtesy of Murfie COO Preston Austin.

Optimal return on Murfie’s executive payroll is achieved via reducing activation barriers to consumption of socially sanctioned performance enhancing drugs.

Erhm, say that again?! In the meantime, here’s something a bit more straightforward—a photo.

Murfie’s Shawn Broderick (customer development) and Shawn Lockyear (marketing), aka The Shawns, fuel up on coffee at Graze in Madison, WI.

Shawn L (left) and Shawn B @ Graze