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Random music news for Tuesday, January 2, 2024

I spent the holidays watching reruns of Rick & Morty and eating cheese. I’m a mess, of course. I need to get back to doing something productive, beginning with music news for January 2, 2024

  1. Donald Trump’s Mar-A-Largo New Year’s Eve party featured Vanilla Ice and a Ninja Turtle. Only the best people.
  2. It’s very possible that the internet will get very, very weird in 2024. Here’s why. (Via Andrew)
  3. Here’s a list of songs about starting a new year.
  4. And this is a list of music genres to watch in 2024.
  5. Eddie Vedder gave a bunch of kids the gift of guitars this Christmas.
  6. This year will probably give us Streaming 2.0. Here’s what that means.
  7. Looking for albums to test the quality of audio equipment? Here are some suggestions.
  8. Rick Astley is never gonna give you up in 2024.
  9. Not music-related, but Mickey Mouse slipping into the public domain is a big deal in the world of intellectual property. Disney made HOW MUCH from the Mouse over the years? Wow.
  10. And while we’re on that topic, these classic characters will never be the same.
  11. Watch/listen as Choir! Choir! Choir! performs this Louis Armstrong classic with 2,000 voices. (Via Sean)
  12. Billy Joel is selling his US$49 million mansion.
  13. This is your brain on TikTok. Beware. (Sean again)
  14. There were 1.7 million podcast episodes released in December. That sounds like a lot, but that’s down 11.1%.
  15. Need a pick-me-up? Cannibal Corpse has released some cold brew coffee.

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