Drumbeat Indian Arts is no longer in business as of January 20th, 2024.

Canyon Records will continue to sell Canyon albums available on CDs (and some cassettes) via this website, by phone (800-268-1141) or mail (Canyon Records, PO Box 61564, Phoenix, AZ 85064). Many CDs are available through Amazon. All music released on CD is available through online streaming services (Spotify, Apple, Amazon, etc). Certain older titles will be released to streaming later in 2024. Canyon Records directly services stores and shops. For wholesale pricing and terms, contact Lisa Minker at 800-268-1141 or via email: Canyon@canyonrecords.com.

Digital Downloads of all CDs available through

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The Canyon Records Story

Canyon Records of Phoenix, Arizona, producer and distributor of Native American music, is one of the oldest independent record labels in the music industry as well as one of the oldest cultural institutions in the state of Arizona.

Canyon Records was founded in 1951 by Ray and Mary Boley. The Boleys had opened the first recording studio at Seventh Avenue and Roosevelt in Phoenix in 1948, and their involvement with Native American music began when Ray was asked by the Phoenix Little Theater to record a Navajo singer named Ed Lee Natay. Boley was so taken with Natay’s singing that he recorded a collection of songs titled Natay, Navajo Singer. This album is still in active release.

Our Story

Canyon Records of Phoenix, Arizona, producer and distributor of Native American music, is one of the oldest independent record labels in the music industry as well as one of the oldest cultural institutions in the state of Arizona.

Canyon Records was founded in 1951 by Ray and Mary Boley. The Boleys had opened the first recording studio at Seventh Avenue and Roosevelt in Phoenix in 1948, and their involvement with Native American music began when Ray was asked by the Phoenix Little Theater to record a Navajo singer named Ed Lee Natay. Boley was so taken with Natay’s singing that he recorded a collection of songs titled Natay, Navajo Singer. This album is still in active release.