Written by: Ashley Evers

EMMIE started in 1999 and is the the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s first and only music publication. We are composed of a student staff of all majors and skill levels and are a part of the WUD Publications Committee, which is funded by the Wisconsin Union. Our free, bi-annual issues are distributed throughout campus and the downtown area near the end of each semester.

Although we come from Madison, Wisconsin, we have featured artists from all around the world in our issues. Previous cover stars include Suzi Wu hailing from London, Japanese Breakfast from Philadelphia, and Post Animal from Chicago, just to name a few. Our mission is to create print issues that are diverse, insightful and engaging.

Madison will always be our home, and home to some of the hardest working musicians. While featuring artists from across the globe, we strive to place local talent at the forefront of our publication. Each of our print issues is created surrounding a one-word theme with multiple meanings. Our staff collaborates to brainstorm animations, playlists and features that fit this chosen category. Past examples include The Grit Issue, The Divine Issue and The Out Issue, which each convey their own styles and messages. 

We work with UW-Madison students of any skill level, and we encourage all of our staff to build their skill set in more than one area during the semester-long process. We strive to foster a supportive community and safe space for young creatives to grow and try new things, so they can get a sense for what they are most interested in and challenged by.

As a young body of professionals and creators, we are constantly learning from each other as well as each artist we feature. We are always evolving and expanding upon the ways we can foster an artist’s growth and support their career through the power of expression. As a team, we hope all of our readers are left with more questions and a new perspective on artists both local and beyond.



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