Music

Singer Salome Bey, known as Canada’s first lady of the blues, dies at age 86

Singer Salome Bey, known as Canada’s first lady of the blues, dies at age 86

 

Roots & Blues festival trades Salmon Arm stage for online streaming

Although COVID-19 has halted a live festival, it can be watched digitally on Black Press Media sites

 

New collaboration has Burt Bacharach still working at 92

New collaboration has Burt Bacharach still working at 92

 

Alberta country singer Tenille Townes scores leading six CCMA Awards nominations

Alberta country singer Tenille Townes scores leading six CCMA Awards nominations

Kanye West breaks with Trump, claims 2020 run is not a stunt

Kanye West breaks with Trump, claims 2020 run is not a stunt

Spaghetti Western movie composer Ennio Morricone dead at 91

ROME — Ennio Morricone, the Oscar-winning Italian composer who created the coyote-howl…

  • Jul 6, 2020

Alessia Cara wins a leading three Juno Awards at streaming ceremony

TORONTO — Alessia Cara emerged the top winner at this year’s Juno…

Beyoncé’s message, epic performances stand out at BET Awards

LOS ANGELES — Beyoncé used her platform Sunday while accepting the BET…

  • Jun 29, 2020

Pandemic Juno Awards ceremony to offer shorter show, more awards in online event

TORONTO — A lineup of familiar Canadian faces will be among the…

Rolling Stones threaten to sue Trump over using their songs

LONDON — The Rolling Stones are threatening President Donald Trump with legal…

  • Jun 29, 2020

Country music reckons with racial stereotypes and its future

NASHVILLE — When country singer Rissi Palmer was working on her debut…

  • Jun 26, 2020

Appeal court overturns double royalties ruling in a win for Apple

OTTAWA — The Federal Court of Appeal has ruled that songwriters are…

Music industry calls for Black Out Tuesday amid unrest

NEW YORK — The music industry is planning to turn off the…

  • Jun 2, 2020

QUIZ: A tribute to The Beatles

How much do you know about the iconic band from the 1960s?

Organizers cancel RBC Bluesfest in Ottawa due to pandemic

Organizers cancel RBC Bluesfest in Ottawa due to pandemic

Rolling Stones release a song that ‘resonates’ these days

NEW YORK — The Rolling Stones have unveiled a new song the…

  • Apr 24, 2020

Celebrated singer-songwriter John Prine has died at 73

Celebrated singer-songwriter John Prine has died at 73

Country star Kenny Rogers dies of natural causes at 81

Rogers was known for such huge country music hits as Lucille, The Gambler, Coward of the County

With 208th song on Hot 100 chart, Drake sets new record

NEW YORK — Drake has landed his 208th song on the Billboard…

  • Mar 17, 2020

Academy of Country Music to still hold awards show in Vegas

NASHVILLE — The Academy of Country Music said its April 5 awards…

  • Mar 12, 2020