Apple logo on a store in New York

Apple to launch classical music streaming app

Apple Music Classical will reportedly feature more than 5 million musical tracks.

 | Scripps News Staff

A flyer for Kream Kalari and GloRilla hangs on a post outside of the Main Street Armory

GloRilla concert stampede claims 3rd victim; Venue closed

Rochester revoked Main Street Armory's entertainment license, while authorities investigate deaths and injuries during GloRilla's concert.

 | AP

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Spotify makes big update with 'entirely new' home feed

Spotify's CEO and founder Daniel Ek revealed there will be the largest update to the platform in over 10 years happening this week.

 | Scripps News Staff

An employee with the City of Rochester cleans up police tape outside Main Street Armory after a concert ended in a stampede.

2 women now dead after New York concert ended in stampede

Two women are now dead and one remains in critical condition after a Rochester, New York, concert ended in a stampede Sunday night.

 | Scripps News Buffalo

Rapper GloRilla performing at the 65th annual Grammy Awards

1 dead, 9 hurt in stampede at GloRilla concert in New York

One person is dead and nine are injured after crowds at a GloRilla concert pushed toward exits following accounts of what people though was gunfire.

 | AP

Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Gary Rossington playing the guitar

Gary Rossington, last original member of Lynyrd Skynyrd, dead at 71

Lynyrd Skynyrd was founded in 1964. The band will continue touring this summer.

 | Justin Boggs

The Weeknd performing during the Pepsi Super Bowl 55 Halftime Show

The Weeknd just made history on Spotify

The Weeknd is the first artist in Spotify history to reach 100 million monthly listeners.

 | Scripps News Staff

Rapper Nipsey Hussle.

Nipsey Hussle's killer gets 60 years to life in prison

Eric R. Holder Jr. was sentenced 25 years to life for the murder, 25 more for a firearm sentencing enhancement and 10 for assault with a firearm.

 | AP

Jay Z appears outside of court.

Is hip-hop music on trial? Here's why so many rappers end up in court

Rap music's relationship with the judicial system is rocky, with lyrics sometimes leading to convictions for crimes artists didn't even commit.

 | Scripps News Staff

Nina Simone performs at Avery Fisher Hall in New York.

Remembering artist, activist Nina Simone on her birthday

Nina Simone was a singer-songwriter who became involved in addressing racial justice issues in the U.S.

 | Douglas Jones

Taylor Swift performs at a premiere for the "All Too Well" music video.

Breakup songs could actually help you get through heartbreak

Breakup songs have timeless popularity and could even have heartbreak benefits, some pscyhologists say.

 | Casey Mendoza

an orchestra playing

Bringing musicians from underrepresented backgrounds to America

A year-long training and mentorship opportunity is specifically designed for early-career musicians from underrepresented racial backgrounds.

 | Jessie Cohen

Rihanna performs during the halftime show at the NFL Super Bowl 57 football game between the Chiefs and the Eagles

Pregnant Rihanna soars in Super Bowl halftime performance

The pop superstar kicked off the show suspended on a platform high above the field at State Farm Stadium.

 | AP


Fans are fired up for Rihanna's return at Super Bowl LVII

Fans are already warming up their vocal cords for their favorite Rihanna hit and speculating about a surprise on-stage guest.

 | Adi Guajardo

Ricci deForest at WERD radio station

Preserving the legacy of America's first Black radio station

Meet the man who is preserving the legacy of WERD, the first Black-owned radio station that was founded in 1949 by J.B. Blayton in Atlanta.

 | Stephen Graddick IV

Beyoncé accepts a Grammy award for best dance/electronic music album for "Renaissance"

Beyoncé emerges as Grammys queen; Styles wins album honor

Bad Bunny opened the 65th annual Grammy Awards with a festive, high-energy performance.

 | AP

Jake Blount plays the banjo.

Meet the musician teaching the banjo's African roots

As he performs across the country, Jake Blount is helping listeners learn how the banjo relates to Black American culture.

 | Chris Stewart


Beyoncé announces dates for 'Renaissance' world tour

Beyoncé's first tour in about four years will kick off in Stockholm, Sweden, on May 10.

 | Scripps News Staff

A man looks through a wall of records.

Mississippi musicians are pushing to reclaim state's music history

Many genres of music have roots that tie back to Mississippi. Now, the music industry in the state is trying to reclaim its history.

 | Jessie Cohen

Barrett Strong

Remembering Barrett Strong, Motown artist known for 'Money'

Strong is known for his work on Motown classics like "Money," "I Heard It Through the Grapevine," "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone" and others.

 | AP

David Crosby of the band Crosby, Stills and Nash, plays the guitar

Music legend David Crosby dies at 81

The co-founder of the Byrds and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young was on the front lines of the cultural revolution of the 1960s and '70s.

 | AP

Musicians Snoop Dogg, from left, Gloria Estefan, and Sade

Snoop Dogg, Gloria Estefan, Sade make it to Songwriters Hall of Fame

The seven songwriters from the class of 2023 will be inducted at a gala June 15 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.

 | AP

Taylor Swift sings on stage.

What's Ahead For Ticketmaster, Live Music After Taylor Swift Tour Mess

Ticketmaster's handling of Taylor Swift's "Eras" tour could affect major tours going forward as lawsuits and fans push misconduct allegations.

 | Casey Mendoza

Taylor Swift poses in the press room

Why Did Concert Tickets Get So Expensive?

According to Billboard, concert goers’ money doesn’t go straight to the artist. The base ticket price goes toward marketing, production and the venue.

 | Lauren Magarino

The cast of "Someway, Somehow" practices on stage.

Maryland Church Draws Star-Studded Cast For Its Christmas Musical

A Maryland church's annual Christmas play "Someway, Somehow" unites Broadway and Sunday service, complete with an award-winning cast.

 | Amber Strong

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