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How Much Music Would You Need to Sell to Make Minimum Wage as a Musician?

People immediately assume that musicians who release an album get rich quickly. Even if they're not a huge band or artist, people mistakenly believe that they are suddenly swimming in cash!

This is far from the case.

It's crazy how hard it is for an artist to make money from music sales. Especially with music streaming services, it can be ridiculously hard to make any money.

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97.9 WGRD’s Hottest Topics for 2014

Here are GRD's hottest topics for 2014.

We cover a lot of ground here at 97.9 WGRD.

The list was determined by you -- at least as much as you visited online with 97.9 WGRD.

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The Top 10 Reissues of 2014
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The Top 10 Reissues of 2014

We've chronicled the best new music of 2014, but now it's time to look at the greatest reissues of the year!

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Metalhead Ned Reminisces How He Got Into Rock Music

We all have to start somewhere don't we? How did you end up enjoying your hobby, what was your first taste of you favorite food, how did this band become your favorite, etc. Before I was into rock/metal, I was really lost in what my favorite music was. Mind you, rock isn't the only genre I listen to, but it is definitely the 'core' of my music soul. Where did it all begin though?

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Rock Stars and Industry Insiders We’ve Lost In 2014

They may be gone, but they all live on through music.

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Throwback Thursday: Nirvana Wishes You a Merry Christmas

How the heck does Dave Grohl not know 'Joy to the World'?

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Some Rock and Metal Christmas Songs for Your Christmas Day from Theocracy

There's a great Christian metal band in Georgia, called Theocracy.  They've got 3 abums out, and are working on their 4th.  Great progressive metal, fantastic vocals, guitar playing, and songs.

One thing I really love about this band, they put out fun Christmas songs (almost) every year.

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Win a Trip to See Linkin Park Headline 2015 Loudwire Music Festival!

We're giving away a flyaway trip for two to the Loudwire Music Festival along with a meet & greet with Linkin Park!

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Diffuser’s 12 Alt Rock Songs of Christmas

Christmas is right around the corner, so what better way to get in the holiday spirit than listening to holiday carols? How about some rock and roll?!

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Letters From the Fire Rocks Grand Rapids with New Song ‘Zombies in the Sun’

There are so many great things about rock shows: the music, the energy, the adult beverages. And sometimes, a hot, shirtless lead singer.

Saturday's show at the Intersection with Grand Rapids’ own Pop Evil plus IslanderLetters from the FireRed Sun Rising, and GR’s Hurry Home delivered on all accounts!

The shirtless-ness we owe to Elliot Weber, lead singer of Letters from the Fire. The band brought tons of energy too, getting the sold out crowd even more amped up.

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12 Non-Christmas Songs That Mention Christmas

The mere mention of Christmas evokes such vivid imagery that it's risky referencing it in a non-Christmas song.

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15 Musical Christmas Gifts Everyone Got In the ’80s and ’90s

Back when Amazon was just a rainforest and the word "iPod" sounded like a one-man spacecraft, people still got musical gifts for Christmas.

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