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Inspired by Madison’s Smart Studios, three Milwaukee musicians started their own studio, with an emphasis on affordability. Read more

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Wisconsin's most famous music studio, Smart Studios in Madison, will shut down this spring, the Shepherd Express has learned. An employee of the recording space confirmed the news. No final date has been set, though March 1 has been discussed. The.. Read more

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