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Singer creating Tik Tok version of Netflix hit Bridgerton

Singer creating Tik Tok version of Netflix hit Bridgerton


Washington – US period drama Bridgerton has been re-imagined on the social media platform TikTok by singer Abigail Barlow. The American has started work on a musical version of Chris Van Dusen's hit new Netflix show. So far it includes original...

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US music producer Phil Spector passes away in prison

US music producer Phil Spector passes away in prison


Washington – US music producer Phil Spector has died at the age of 81, while serving a prison sentence for murder. Spector, who transformed pop with his "wall of sound" recordings, worked with the Beatles, the Righteous Brothers and Ike and Tina T...

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Ebe Gilkes passes away

Ebe Gilkes passes away


Jazz pianist Ebe Gilkes has passed away. Cheryl Holder, secretary of the Barbados Jazz Society and Gilkes’ friend, said he passed away at St Philip District Hospital, Jezreel, St Philip on Saturday. Musician Arturo Tappin posted a tribute to Gi...

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Bajans to perform for Kamala

Bajans to perform for Kamala


Several local entertainers are excited that they will have the opportunity to perform at a virtual concert to celebrate the inauguration of United States Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris. Edwin Yearwood and Kirk Brown confirmed that they were as...

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New database to improve royalty payments

New database to improve royalty payments


A new regional music database is likely to improve royalty payments to artistes. Chief executive officer of the Copyright Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (COSCAP) Erica Smith made that estimation on Tuesday during the Association of C...

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UK govt under pressure about EU visas

UK govt under pressure about EU visas


London – Pressure is mounting on the United Kingdom government to resolve issues around European Union touring visas for musicians and crews. Since leaving the EU, British musicians are no longer guaranteed visa-free travel and may need additional...

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Boseman searched for truth, says wife

Boseman searched for truth, says wife


Washington – Chadwick Boseman has been remembered by his widow as an actor who "gave himself over fully to every moment". Accepting an award on the late star's behalf at a virtual Gotham Film Awards, Simone Ledward Boseman said he had been "the mo...

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Nicki Minaj to pay Tracy Chapman US$450 000

Nicki Minaj to pay Tracy Chapman US$450 000


London - Rapper Nicki Minaj will pay singer Tracy Chapman US$450 000 (£332 000) to settle a copyright dispute after sampling one of her songs. Chapman sued Minaj in 2018, saying she had used portions of Baby, Can I Hold You Tonight in her song Sor...

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Film director Michael Apted passes away

Film director Michael Apted passes away


London - Film director Michael Apted, best known for the Up series of TV documentaries following the lives of 14 people every seven years, has died aged 79. He also directed Coal Miner's Daughter, Gorillas In The Mist and the 1999 Bond movie The W...

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Theatres hope Bond, Black Widow can spur box office

Theatres hope Bond, Black Widow can spur box office


LOS ANGELES – Movie theatre operators, after a year of dismal ticket sales during the pandemic, are hoping a lineup of superheroes, fighter pilots and cinema’s most famous spy will help them stage a comeback in 2021. Roughly two-thirds of theaters...