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Random music news for Friday, December 16, 2022

One day in 1977, an alien named Vrillon made contact through televisions. Here’s what happened. Music news for December 16, 2022, is slightly more credible. Slightly.

  1. The US Government looks set to really go after TikTok on charges that it could be spying for the Chinese government.
  2. And the US Government wants to have a word with Ticketmaster about Taylor Swift.
  3. Trevor Noah will host the Grammy Awards again in 2023.
  4. Mental health is finally a priority for music artists. Here’s why.
  5. There’s an interesting story behind the lyrics to Argentina’s World Cup song.
  6. Ultra is suing Ultra over the name Ultra. But that other Ultra isn’t part of this. Wut?
  7. You know who’s excited about the possibilities of the metaverse? Elton John. He’s not wrong, either.
  8. An alternate App Store for Apple users in the EU is very possible.
  9. Deezer, the Paris-based streamer, is working on multi-lingual translations of lyrics.
  10. BTS fans are probably relieved.
  11. Looking for a new music app to kill some time? Try Minibeats.
  12. Wattie Buchan of The Exploited had a second heart attack onstage.
  13. Still more conspicuous consumption by Drake.
  14. Could the next big ABBA-like avatar show involve the Bee Gees and Cher? Possibly.
  15. And now, a Christmastime story from Ozzy Osbourne.
  16. Interesting how the latest Tesla OS update comes with Apple Music after Elon had some kind of truce with Tim Cook.

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