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97.9 WGRD’s January 2015 Playlist [Video]

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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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A Christmas Classic That Should be on Your iPod [Video]

Christmas is over! However I completely forgot to share with you one of my favorite Christmas classics! How could you forget the classic Christmas carol of 'Oh, Holy Night?'

Change the lyrics though with one word and you have a timeless classic.

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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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See Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Savatage at Wacken in Germany in August 2015! [Video]

TODAY is the last day to enter this awesome 97.9 WGRD contest for a trip for four in August 2015 to Wacken Open Air Festival in Germany to see Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Savatage rock!

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Michigan State’s Tom Izzo Plays ‘Jingle Bells’ On Accordion [Video]

On his weekly radio show Monday night, Izzo busted out the squeezebox for a few holiday tunes, as has become tradition around this time of year. His players joined in on the chorus.

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Device Addiction Grows with Mobile Internet of Things [Video]

Well, this is interesting. Maybe not the reality of it, but its depth, breadth and reach.

According to a new Deloitte survey on mobile consumer trends, we -- as in us U.S. consumers -- are becoming more and more obsessed with our electronic devices. Just call it device addiction.

Some of the facts: Nearly 90 percent check their phones in the first hour of being awake and 23 percent look at their devices up to 50 times a day. Wow.

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Guy Makes Music With Women’s Butts – You Know You Want to Watch This Video!

How do I get THIS JOB!

I'm not even kidding! I want to be able to just come up with some crazy idea about making music, get some pretty girl butts lined up in front of me, and play away!

I would put out a new album every freaking day! My percussion skills would be off the charts!

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Elton John Falls Out of His Chair at Celebrity Tennis Match [Video]

Sir Elton John was a team captain for the Mylan MTT Smash Hits celebrity matches at the Statoil Masters tennis tournament over the weekend in London.

While attempting to sit down in a chair courtside, he had a bit of an accident.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: The Avengers Sing Christmas Carols [Video]

Just in time for the holiday season: The Avengers are here to bring you good tidings!

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Funny Things Vocalists Say in the Studio

We've been taking potshots at band members over the last few days, and it's all in good fun.  People in the studio are really funny.  Check out the bassist video, the guitarist video, and the drummer videos, and have some laughs.

But we can't forget the singers!

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Funny Things Guitarists Say in the Studio

Yesterday, I posted about the funny things drummers say in the studio, and I think we all had a good laugh.  If you haven't had that laugh yet, go have it, it's good.

Drummers aren't the only funny people in the studio, though.  You'll always get some good stuff from everyone in the band, including the guitar players.

Yes, even them.

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