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Dan Wilson becomes latest star to sell his song catalog

Dan Wilson, the musician from St. Louis Park who rose to fame with Semisonic and went on to become a hot songwriter-for-hire, has become the latest in a string of stars selling their song catalogs. Primary Wave Music Publishing has acquired Wilson’s entire songbook, which includes songs he’s written for and with artists including Adele […]

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Dan Wilson on new album ‘Re-Covered,’ songwriting for Semisonic

Dan Wilson makes many things for many people. He fronts Semisonic, the Minnesota-based band that scored ’90s fandom with “Closing Time.” He has written songs with dozens of musicians, from edgy pop artists (Phantogram, K.Flay) to country greats (Dixie Chicks, Chris Stapleton) to mainstreamers whose albums your mom tracked down at Target (Adele, Taylor Swift). He’s a producer and a […]

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Minnesota musicians’ message: Vote!

It’s official: election day is upon us. Check out how some local musicians are fulfilling their civic duty and encouraging you to do the same. Jeremy Messersmith It is finished. A photo posted by Jeremy Messersmith (@jeremymessersmith) on Nov 7, 2016 at 6:32am PST Dessa Haaaay, Minneapolis. The wait at the downtown government center was […]

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‘Big Decisions’: Listen to new My Morning Jacket song co-written with Dan Wilson on Monday, March 2

On Wednesday morning, a studio version of My Morning Jacket‘s new single “Big Decisions” appeared on YouTube; according to YouTube credits, the song was co-written by Jim James with Minnesotan songwriter Dan Wilson. The song appears on My Morning Jacket’s forthcoming studio album. Set for official release next week, the track was posted yesterday to the […]

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Artist of the Month: Dan Wilson

Starting in 2013, we’ll be spotlighting a prominent Minnesota musician each month with our new Artist of the Month feature. You’ll be able to hear a variety of songs from throughout the artists’ career on both the Local Current stream and the Local Show, and you can read more about each person’s history and their […]

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