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U.S. zydeco music star Stanley 'Buckwheat' Dural dies at 68

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NEW YORK The American accordionist Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural, Jr., who brought wider attention to the Creole musical styles of his native Louisiana through his band Buckwheat Zydeco, died on Saturday, his manager said.

Jason Aldean tops Billboard album chart, holds off Drake

LOS ANGELES Country singer Jason Aldean debuted at the top of the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Monday, edging out rapper Drake's long-standing "Views." | Video

Sep 19 2016

Justin Timberlake kicks off concert documentary at Toronto festival

TORONTO Pop star Justin Timberlake's new concert documentary was a joy to make because the lack of rigid plot or story structure makes shooting such productions the "purest form of film making," director Jonathan Demme said on Wednesday. | Video

Sep 14 2016

Elton John kicks off Apple Music Festival in London

LONDON, Sept 19 Music stars such as Britney Spears, Michael Buble, Robbie Williams and Alicia Keys will take to a London stage over coming days to perform at the Apple Music Festival, with veteran Elton John kicking off proceedings on Sunday. | Video

Sep 20 2016

Labels release cut-rate music streaming service amid shift to flexible pricing

Two major record labels are rolling out a low-priced music streaming service in the United Kingdom, a rare foray by record companies directly into the field and another sign the industry is finally moving toward more flexible pricing.

Tech, Sep 14 2016

Arrest made in $3 million jewelry theft from rapper Drake's tour bus

PHOENIX An Arizona stagehand was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of stealing about $3 million in jewelry from a bus used by Grammy-winning rapper Drake on his latest concert tour, Phoenix police said.

People, Sep 07 2016

Piano prodigy Joey Alexander, 13, talks about second album

In the first decade of his life, jazz pianist Joey Alexander released his first album and became the youngest person ever to be nominated for a Grammy at age 11. | Video

Sep 12 2016

Summer romance ends for Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston: reports

After spawning the hybrid name "Hiddleswift," pop singer Taylor Swift and British actor Tom Hiddleston have called it quits, according to numerous media reports.

People Sep 07 2016

Atlanta rapper Shawty Lo dies in car crash

ATLANTA Atlanta rapper Carlos Walker, who went by the stage name Shawty Lo, died early on Wednesday in a fiery car crash while returning from a nightclub near his hometown, police said. He was 40.

U.S., Sep 21 2016

U.S. Justice Department loses fight with BMI over fractional music licensing

WASHINGTON The government lost a fight with music licensing giant BMI on Friday over whether it needed to change how it collects royalties for music.

Sep 16 2016
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British author Rowling says Trump has a right to be bigoted

NEW YORK Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling labeled U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump bigoted after receiving the PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award in New York. | Video

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