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A photograph of the CBC building in Toronto on April 4, 2012. Musicians across the country are expressing concern for their livelihood after SiriusXM announced it would not renew their contract with CBC. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Musicians worried for livelihoods after CBC contract ends with SiriusXM

SiriusXM said it is still committed to playing Canadian music in its programming

A photograph of the CBC building in Toronto on April 4, 2012. Musicians across the country are expressing concern for their livelihood after SiriusXM announced it would not renew their contract with CBC. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
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Kelowna singer-songwriter to release album dealing with social unease and justice

‘I Know I Wear Dead People’s Clothes’ is available on all platforms on Friday, Oct. 28

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Vernon’s Kris Anders won Best Pop Song in North America for his single Shattered at the 2022 Intercontinental Music Awards. (Submitted photo)

Vernon musician wins big in L.A.

Kris Anders won Best Rock Song in North America at the 2022 Intercontinental Music Awards

Vernon’s Kris Anders won Best Pop Song in North America for his single Shattered at the 2022 Intercontinental Music Awards. (Submitted photo)
Country music artist Bobby Wills is one of the performers signed to the newly formed Sakamoto Music label. (Contributed)

Summerland music agency wins CCMA awards

Paul Biro of Summerland has received fourth award from industry association

Country music artist Bobby Wills is one of the performers signed to the newly formed Sakamoto Music label. (Contributed)
Coolio performs on day three of Riot Fest on Sept. 18, 2022, at Douglass Park in Chicago. Coolio, the rapper who was among hip-hop’s biggest names of the 1990s, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, at age 59, his manager said. (Photo by Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP, File)

‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ rapper Coolio dies at age 59, says manager

Artist won a Grammy for best solo rap performance in 1995

Coolio performs on day three of Riot Fest on Sept. 18, 2022, at Douglass Park in Chicago. Coolio, the rapper who was among hip-hop’s biggest names of the 1990s, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, at age 59, his manager said. (Photo by Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP, File)
Retired music promotions rep RayMan Ramsay, a South Surrey resident, with the two “Promo Monkey” books he’s authored. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

‘Promo Monkey’ a B.C. man’s glimpse inside the world of rock stars and record-selling

RayMan Ramsay writes about some of the world’s most famous musicians and B.C. music-biz insiders

Retired music promotions rep RayMan Ramsay, a South Surrey resident, with the two “Promo Monkey” books he’s authored. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Conceptual rendering for redesign of building facade for Revelry Food+Music Hub. (Norman Goddard Architect+Design)

Revelry pushes back over threatened lawsuit from Kelowna condo residents

Council unanimously supported The Revelry’s liquor licence application to the province

Conceptual rendering for redesign of building facade for Revelry Food+Music Hub. (Norman Goddard Architect+Design)
Canadian rockers, Sloan. (Photo/Sloan Facebook)

Canadian rockers Sloan coming to the Okanagan

Tickets for the March 2023 show are on sale now

Canadian rockers, Sloan. (Photo/Sloan Facebook)
Vince Ditrich. (Submitted photo)

PODCAST: A chat with longtime Spirit of the West drummer turned author Vince Ditrich

TODAY IN B.C.: Second book ‘The Vicar’s Knickers’ released in the Tony Vicar trilogy

Vince Ditrich. (Submitted photo)
Miranda Currie, seen in an undated handout photo, is a writer, musician, filmmaker and educator who lives in Yellowknife, and is Mushkegowuk and a member of the Opaskwayak Cree Nation in Manitoba. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Miranda Currie

Yellowknife musician wants to ‘change that Indigenous narrative in Canada’

Miranda Currie wants Indigenous kids to feel represented and valued in music, films and books

Miranda Currie, seen in an undated handout photo, is a writer, musician, filmmaker and educator who lives in Yellowknife, and is Mushkegowuk and a member of the Opaskwayak Cree Nation in Manitoba. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Miranda Currie
The Offspring are one of the best selling punk bands of all time. (Photo/The Offspring Facebook)

You can’t keep ‘em separated: The Offspring/Simple Plan to play Kelowna

Tickets go on sale Friday, September 9 at 10 am at Live Nation

The Offspring are one of the best selling punk bands of all time. (Photo/The Offspring Facebook)
The Annette Beaudreau Amphitheatre in Memorial Park in West Kelowna. (Photo/City of West Kelowna)

West Kelowna closing out another successful season of Music in the Park

The last show of the season hits the stage September 2

The Annette Beaudreau Amphitheatre in Memorial Park in West Kelowna. (Photo/City of West Kelowna)
Members of South Korean K-pop band BTS, V, SUGA, JIN, Jung Kook, RM, Jimin, and j-hope from left to right, pose for photographers ahead of a press conference to introduce their new single “Butter” in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, May 21, 2021. South Korea may conduct a public survey to help determine whether to grant exemptions of the mandatory military service to members of the K-pop superstar boyband BTS, officials said Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022.(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)

South Korea may conduct survey on BTS members’ military duty

Band’s oldest member, Jin, faces enlistment in December, when he turns 30

Members of South Korean K-pop band BTS, V, SUGA, JIN, Jung Kook, RM, Jimin, and j-hope from left to right, pose for photographers ahead of a press conference to introduce their new single “Butter” in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, May 21, 2021. South Korea may conduct a public survey to help determine whether to grant exemptions of the mandatory military service to members of the K-pop superstar boyband BTS, officials said Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022.(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
Crowds pack King Stadium at the 2018 Denim on the Diamond show in downtown Kelowna.  (Denim on the Diamond Facebook)

Kelowna traffic may slow down as music festival moves into town

Set-up for Denim on the Diamond at King Stadium on Gaston Ave. begins Aug. 31

Crowds pack King Stadium at the 2018 Denim on the Diamond show in downtown Kelowna.  (Denim on the Diamond Facebook)
Ezra Kwizera performs at the final Live! In Lake Country on Aug. 26. (Photo/District of Lake Country)

Live! In Lake Country ends on high note with record attendance

The crowds at this year’s concerts have broken attendance records

Ezra Kwizera performs at the final Live! In Lake Country on Aug. 26. (Photo/District of Lake Country)
Lakeman, an Okanagan band made up of Robert McLaren, Josh Pym, Josh Bissonette and the late Warryn Berry are releasing their final album Elegy with two concerts in Kelowna and Penticton. Proceeds from the concerts go to the Canadian Mental Health Association. (Submitted)

Okanagan’s Lakeman donating proceeds of final performances and album to mental health

The proceeds are being donated in honour of a close friend who took his own life

Lakeman, an Okanagan band made up of Robert McLaren, Josh Pym, Josh Bissonette and the late Warryn Berry are releasing their final album Elegy with two concerts in Kelowna and Penticton. Proceeds from the concerts go to the Canadian Mental Health Association. (Submitted)
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Parks Alive to feature band with Kelowna-based drummer

The Free Label performs at Kerry Park at 9 p.m. Saturday night (Aug. 20)

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A night of latin music at the Castle at Swan Lake Hotel in Vernon

The Gato and the Guapo will be performing in Vernon on Aug. 19 and 20.

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(Left to right) Ashley Plante, Rachel Lawryk, Andy Murphy and Jen Ventresca are some of Runaways Lounge staff. (Jen Zielinski/ Black Press Media)

Laughs and live music take Kelowna’s newest venue on a ‘Runaway’

Runaways Lounge takes over the former Mission Tap House location

(Left to right) Ashley Plante, Rachel Lawryk, Andy Murphy and Jen Ventresca are some of Runaways Lounge staff. (Jen Zielinski/ Black Press Media)
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