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