Music

The Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber.

Apple Music Reveals Top Music In 2022 And Listener Charts

Replay — Apple's alternative to Spotify's Wrapped playlist — lets users see and hear their favorite songs, albums, artists and playlists from 2022.

 | AP

Mariah Carey performs at the 82nd Annual Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting ceremony

When Is It Too Early To Play Christmas Music?

When is it too early to ring in the holiday season on speakers and over the airwaves?

 | Patrick McGovern

Bad Bunny appears on screen performing remotely at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Prudential Center.

Concerts Surge As More Artists Return To The Stage

Analysts say only established performers have benefited from this demand, as newer artists are still struggling to support the high costs of touring.

 | Casey Mendoza

Taylor Swift performs.

Taylor Swift Ticket Trouble Could Drive Political Engagement

Researchers say it's not clear how long post-Taylor Swift ticketing anger toward Ticketmaster will last, but it could drive political engagement.

 | AP

Taylor Swift poses for photographers.

Taylor Swift Eras Tour Helped Uncover Deep Issues Of Concert Ticketing

The disastrous ticket sale for Taylor Swift's Eras tour has drawn attention to the industry's issues, from bots to monopolies.

 | Casey Mendoza and Scripps News Staff

Beyoncé Knowles-Carter

Beyoncé Ties Grammy Record After Leading Nominations With 9

With Jay-Z also earning five nods this year, each spouse now holds the record for the most-ever Grammy nominations at 88 apiece.

 | AP

Rihanna attends her Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 3 premiere at The Glasshouse

Rihanna Talks Motherhood, Super Bowl: 'It Was Now Or Never'

After declining to perform in the 2019 halftime show, Rihanna said the timing and circumstances this time around were right for her.

 | AP

Taylor Swift

Perfect 10: Taylor Swift Sets Billboard Hot 100 First

Swift's new album, "Midnights," came out Oct. 21 with both a 13-track standard release and a deluxe version with another seven bonus tracks.

 | AP

Loretta Lynn performing.

CMA Awards To Open With Tribue To The Late Loretta Lynn

Co-host Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood and Morgan Wallen are also slated to perform at the award show airing Nov. 9 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

 | AP

Singer Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift's 'Midnight' Is Here After Millions Enjoyed TikTok Teases

Swift's videos live alongside hundreds of other musicians on the platform — each one vying for the next viral hit.

 | Casey Mendoza

Rapper Cardi B exits federal court

Cardi B Battles With Lawyer In Racy Mixtape Artwork Case

A man is claiming rapper Cardi B misused his likeness on the cover of a 2016 mixtape.

 | AP

Atlanta Braves' organist Matthew Kaminski plays an organ overlooking Truist Field before Game 4

Why The Organ At Baseball Games?

The organ is a common sound you hear at baseball games, but why and what is the significance of it?

 | Lauren Magarino

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is pictured.

California Restricts Use Of Rap Lyrics As Evidence In Court

Some people close to the hip-hop scene say this move will help decriminalize artistic expression and hopefully deemphasize lyrics about crime.

 | James Packard

Elton John performs during his "Farewell Yellow Brick Road" tour

Elton John Performs At The White House

The White House has always had musical guests come and perform, but what is the history and strategy behind these visits?

 | Casey Mendoza

Joe Trohman of Fall Out Boy

Some Musicians Play Through Mental Health Issues From Industry

Seventy-three percent of independent musicians have battled stress, anxiety and depression, according to a Record Union report.

 | Casey Mendoza

1972 photo of Elvis Presley.

Remembering Elvis 45 Years After Death

His singing career began in 1954 and was heavily influenced by growing up in a predominantly Black neighborhood in Tupelo, Mississippi.

 | Stephen Graddick IV

Fans at the 2018 Music Midtown festival

Atlanta's Music Midtown Festival Canceled After Georgia Gun Ruling

A new Georgia court ruling would have made it illegal for organizers to ban guns on the publicly-owned festival grounds at Piedmont Park.

 | Gage Jackson

Beyonce appears at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles

Beyoncé Drops New Album 'Renaissance'

Beyoncé's "Renaissance" is the music artist's seventh record.

 | Casey Mendoza

A courtroom trial

Why Are Rap Lyrics Being Used In Court?

As hip hop assumes its position as a cultural phenomenon, artists, lawmakers and law enforcers are faced with yet another dilemma.

 | Brandi Scarber and Amber Strong

An image from the movie "Elvis" is shown.

Elvis Presley's Complicated History With Black Musicians

Elvis was famously inspired by Black musicians of his era, but some say he only copied and profiteered off Black artists without credit.

 | Casey Mendoza

Paul McCartney performs on stage.

Musicians Are Continuing To Tour Into Their Old Age

Paul McCartney, Metallica, The Rolling Stones and more are continuing to tour as they get older.

 | Casey Mendoza

Music artist Semler walks in a music video.

Queer Artist Semler Is Making Waves In Christian Music Genre

Semler grew up as the kid of a priest. Now they are making music about their life and the rejection they faced in the church.

 | Amber Strong

A woman strums a guitar.

Indigenous Languages Aren't Dead: How Music Is Upholding Them

Rappers, folk singers and reggae musicians singing in their Native tongue represent ways the Cherokee language is engaging new and younger speakers.

 | Allison Herrera

A DJ works at The Lot Radio.

Shipping Container Radio Station Unites Brooklyn Music Community

A radio station streams its beats from a vacant parking lot, playing music for streaming online and live for guests to enjoy.

 | Axel Turcios

View of the Las Vegas Festival Grounds

Police: 3 Hurt After Crowds Rush Exit At Las Vegas Festival

Police said three people sustained minor injuries after crowds at the Lovers & Friends Festival rushed the exit amid unfounded claims of gunfire.

 | AP

The image asks who gets paid from streamed songs.

Pop Quiz: Who Makes Money When You Stream A Song Online?

Streaming has become increasingly popular in the music industry, but it's also changed how those in the industry get paid.

 | Casey Mendoza and Scripps News Staff

Britney Spears and Sam Asghari

Britney Spears Confuses Some With Instagram Pregnancy News

Britney Spears and Sam Asghari met on the set of her "Slumber Party" video in 2016.

 | AP

Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters Cancel All Tour Dates Following Drummer's Death

Taylor Hawkins died Friday during a South American tour with the rock band. He was 50.

 | Alex Livingston and AP

Rapper Travis Scott performs at Coachella

Travis Scott Accused Of Violating Astroworld Lawsuits Gag Order

Ten people died and hundreds of others were injured during a massive crowd surge at the Nov. 5 concert in Houston headlined by Scott.

 | AP

Artist Breland

Artist Breland Is Breaking Barriers In Music

This bold, Jersey-born singer has introduced the world to a new type of country and rap mix.

 | Tammy Estwick