WSGW Morning Team:   June 16, 2023  (Friday)

It’s the WSGW Friday Morning Team with YOU and Charlie and Mike –  presented  by Paint Bull in Saginaw…..



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Charlie and Mike and  YOU:     Here are the Top Ten artists on Spotify that earned the most revenue per word  (runs 8:06)…..

Amid reports that as much as 10% of streaming royalties are stolen from manipulated streams (when music is re-uploaded by users) — amounting to roughly $2 billion in misallocated revenue — some may be wondering just how much our favourite artists actually earn from their music.1

With this in mind, the experts at analysed the streaming revenues of the most popular artists of 2022-23 to uncover the artists earning the most per word.

To do so, they analysed the 10 most streamed songs on Spotify for each artist and divided the revenue for their songs by the total number of words in each song. Not only this, but the experts uncovered which artist has the highest volume of unique words in their songs, and therefore, the largest or most diverse vocabulary.

The results:



Average monthly listeners (Spotify)

Average earnings per word (USD $)










Billie Eilish




Post Malone




The Weeknd




Harry Styles




Imagine Dragons




Ed Sheeran




Sam Smith




Justin Bieber




1. conducted this study to determine which of the top 50 highest-earning musicians make the most money per word. The analysis was conducted on the Top 10 most popular songs on Spotify for each artist because the number of streams is only published for those songs.

2. The amount of money earned per song/album is difficult to find, but it is estimated that artists typically make between 0.003-0.005$ per stream from Spotify. Therefore, for this study, the earnings were calculated by multiplying the number of streams on Spotify by 0.004$ per stream, to give a conservative estimate of earnings for each of the top 10 songs.

3. To calculate earnings per word, the lyrics for each song were collected from and then cleaned to remove any artist cues and non-word characters. The number of words per song was counted, as well as the number of unique words per song to determine which artist has the widest vocabulary.

4. The earnings per word were calculated by dividing the Spotify revenue (calculated in step 2) by the number of words for each song. A final summary was compiled by taking averages across all top 10 songs per artist, to find which artist on average earned the most per word.

5. It is important to note that for Nicki Minaj, only the top 9 songs were calculated, as “Princess Diana” did not have the number of streams listed. Additionally, the number of words spoken per artist was not broken down for songs with multiple artists. Therefore, it was calculated for all the words in the song by the artist/collaboration, not just by the artist itself.









Charlie and Mike and YOU:     An incredible Guinness World Record for fastest solving a Rubik’s cube and an incredibly painful Guinness World Record Kidney Stone  (runs 6:24)…..

PHOTO:     Guinness World Records

split image of largest kidney stone







Weekend Events and Activities  (runs 8:40)…..







Charlie and Mike and YOU:     You might be able to see five planets in the sky early Saturday morning  (runs 3:05)…..





Charlie and Mike and YOU:     What would you think if this decoration was outside a home in your neighborhood?!?!  (runs 2:54)…..


'My house mascot': Ohio woman refusing to take down 10-foot-tall werewolf decoration photo 4






Charlie and Mike and Art and YOU:     Paul McCartney jokes about the length of concerts these days and who does he blame  (runs 4:19)…..






It’s Still Winter Here…..

GORHAM, N.H. (AP) – A New Hampshire mountain known for its extreme weather conditions has recorded its snowiest June in 91 years of recordkeeping.  

Snowfall on Saturday atop Mount Washington brought the total amount to 8.4 inches for the month so far, but the Mount Washington Observatory says with a return to warmer weather on Sunday, nearly all of it had melted.

The observatory posted on Facebook that statistically speaking, the last snowfall of the season typically occurs in early to mid-June most years.   A quasi-stationary low weather system sat over the region delivering snow early every day of the month.   The observatory says there’s a chance for more snow in the days ahead.







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Wake Up Song of the Day:     Paul McCartney and Wings “My Love“.   It’s the Friday Flashback Song!   We “Flash Back” in 10-20-30-40-50 year increments to find Number One Songs at this time that are still remembered today, along with the artists and groups that perform.   Or, Number One Songs that are long forgotten, along with the artists and groups that perform.   It was 50 years ago in 1973 Paul McCartney and Wings were #1 for 4 weeks with this song Paul wrote for his wife, Linda.   It was the first #1 song for the band.




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