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Musical Money Makers; Keith Sweat’s Relationship Advice; The Milk Carton Kids

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Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Milk Carton Kids performs live in the Soundcheck studio. The Milk Carton Kids performs live in the Soundcheck studio. (Michael Katzif / WNYC)

In This Episode: Billboard magazine recently published its list of top earning artists from the past year – and some of the numbers might surprise you. We put listeners’ music and money knowledge to the test, with a quiz about tour dollars, album sales and high-rollers. Plus, you can play along at home. 

Plus: R&B veteran Keith Sweat has been recording steamy slow jams for more than 20 years. He joins us to dole out relationship advice taken from his new (song-title-referencing) book, Make It Last Forever: The Dos and Don’ts.

And: The country-tinged minimalist duo The Milk Carton Kids play live. 

Guests:

Joe Levy, Keith Sweat and The Milk Carton Kids

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