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A CAMP NEW EP ‘COVERS’ OUT NOW

As A Camp kick off their first North American tour today at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City in support of their North American debut album, Colonia, the band announces the release of their Covers EP on Nettwerk exclusively in North America through iTunes on June 9. The Covers EP features three cover tracks…

VENTURES CO-FOUNDER BOB BOGLE DEAD AT AGE OF 75

Bob Bogle, who co-founded the best selling rock instrumental band in music history the Ventures after meeting Don Wilson while trying to buy a used car from a dealership owned by his father in 1958, passed away on Sunday at the age of 75 after long battle with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. Although he hasn’t played live…

THE DODOS DISCUSS NEW ALBUM ‘TIME TO DIE’ VIA PITCHFORK

With a title like Time To Die, you might think the Dodos’ third disc is their ‘mature album,’ a deadly serious undertaking punctuated with string sections and synths. Nice try kid, but you’ve got it all wrong. While indie rock’s go-to guy, Phil Ek (Built to Spill, Fleet Foxes, The Shins), hopped behind the boards…

GYM CLASS FRONTMAN RAISING AWARENESS

Gym Class Heroes frontman Travis McCoy is currently traveling to South Africa, the Philippines and India to raise awareness about youth driven HIV and AIDS prevention initiatives.   McCoy, who is the new MTV Staying Alive Special Ambassador, will be writing a new single inspired by his travels and those he meets along the way.…

M.I.A. AND VAMPIRE WEEKEND ON THE VERY BEST DEBUT

Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig and M.I.A. will appear on the Very Best’s debut album The Warm Heart of Africa. According to Pitchfork, the album will be released this fall and M.I.A. and Koenig collaborate on “Rain Dance” as well as the record’s title track.

LADY GAGA & AKON ON SEAN KINGSTON’S LATEST

MTV News reports that Lady Gaga and Akon will be appearing on Sean Kingston’s sophomore effort, Tomorrow.   The disc boasts Kingston’s new single, “Fire Burning,” which recently has been getting a ton of airplay.     Tomorrow will be released August 25th.

CAT STEVENS BACKS OFF COLDPLAY

Cat Stevens, better known as Yusuf Islam these days, is now acknowledging that any similarities between his track “Forgeiner Suite” and Coldplay’s “Viva La Vida” wasn’t intentional. The famous songwriter told the Daily Express that he feels the British band did copy his song but that they did not do it on purpose. He even…

SANTIGOLD TO WORK WITH PHARELL ON NEW ALBUM

NME.com reports that Santigold has begun work on a new album and Pharrell will be producing it. She intends to begin recording in August and says that Otis Redding and rapper Egyptian Lover will influence the sound of the album.

LINKIN PARK GIVE DETAILS ON TRANSFORMERS

It turns out that “New Divide,” Linkin Park’s new song from Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, isn’t just your average movie song. The band revealed to MTV News that they wrote the track after seeing almost half the film and that the song inspired composer Hans Zimmer’s soundtrack for the flick. The guys even disclosed…

NEW KATY PERRY VIDEO

There’s a new video out for the remix of Katy Perry’s hit song “Waking Up in Vegas” and you can watch it at PerezHilton.com. SKOPE IT HERE!

BEYONCE’S PREMIERES TWO NEW VIDEOS

Beyonce has unleashed a batch of new videos off her multi-platinum disc, I Am…Sasha Fierce. The latest to be released is “Broken-hearted Girl” and the revamped version of “Ego” featuring Kanye West. The videos are featured in Beyonce’s new video anthology, Above & Beyonce: Video Collection & Dance Mixes, which is in stores now. DIRECT…

THE WOODSTOCK FESTIVAL BUILDS AN ONLINE COMMUNITY FOR THE 21st CENTURY

Woodstock Ventures has teamed with Sony Music Entertainment to launch Woodstock.com, the official website for the Woodstock community. Woodstock.com will feature a cutting edge live music social network for all concerts, including complete artist and event information, access to ticketing, concert reviews, blogs and a forum to connect with other fan events throughout the world.…

PAPA ROACH NEW VIDEO THAT IS NSFW

Papa Roach has released their raunchy video for “I Almost Told You That I Loved You.” The clip, which was inspired by singer Jacoby Shaddix’s porn-directing pal Matt Zane, features Shaddix’s wife as a dominatrix as well as a number of other kinky scenes.

YOUNG MONEY PRESENTS: AMERICAS MOST WANTED MUSIC FESTIVAL

Grammy Award winning, multi-platinum selling artist Lil Wayne headlines this summer’s Young Money Presents: America’s Most Wanted Music Festival. Lil Wayne will be joined by artists Young Jeezy, Soulja Boy and Drake for the twenty one city tour through the United States and Canada. Tickets for the tour will go on sale June 20th and…

Ronda Matson, Truth Be Told

The CD right away has a real earthy/true-to-heart feel with Ronda Matson smiling away and flowers shown on the back cover.   With the background color of a plain-jane light, brown while showing Matson in a natural state of happiness gives off a vibe of eco-friendly trueness.   This is ideally what Ronda M. represents,…

EYE’Z PRESENTS THE ULTIMATE FAN VIDEO CONTEST – $150

Eye’z is having the ultimate fan video contest and offering $150 to the winner! Do you love to watch Youtube all day? Do you love to post videos that you made on your own Youtube channel or other video sharing site? Do you love & adore Eye’z? If you answered yes, this contest is for…

Jesus H Christ and the Four Hornsmen of the Apocalypse, Happier Than You

“Happier Than You” brings music out of it’s usual passive attitude. With its earworm worthy infectious pop hooks, and lyrics that are mixed with brilliant spot-on social observations that are often poignant, and heart-felt.               With a voice like Sarah Silverman and music reminiscent of They Might Be Giants,…

Lorraine Leckie and Her Demons, Four Cold Angels

A native of Whitby, Ontario, Canada, Lorraine Leckie is a former world-renowned make-up artist who quit her day job and went on to make music. Since she was young, the music of Hank Williams and Canadian hero Neil Young have played a pivotal role in her life. Bound with her poems influenced by Jean Nicolas…

MARIAH CAREY LOOKING SEXY AS EVER FOR “OBSESSED”

First came the emancipation, then came energy and power, and now come MEMOIRS OF AN IMPERFECT ANGEL, the new album by interna ­tional superstar Mariah Carey, scheduled to arrive on August 25th.   The first new single pick from MEMOIRS is “Obsessed,” which blasts out to radio today, Tuesday, June 16th.     The video…

ATLANTIC RECORDS GROUP CELEBRATES 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF BLACK MUSIC MONTH

For more than 60 years, Atlantic Records has been home to the most innovative, compelling, and enduring artists in African-American music, spanning soul and R&B, jazz and hip-hop.   To commemorate this month’s 30th anniversary of “Black Music Month,” Atlantic has launched a dynamic online promotional campaign, dubbed “Atlantic IS Black Music.” “Atlantic IS Black…

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: BUJU BANTON “BEDTIME STORY”

We at Skopemag.com get hundreds of exclusive tracks via various vendors on a daily basis. The goal for us is to share with our readers as many tracks that come in. Please note that some of these links expire so you got to get it while it’s hot! BUJU BANTON “Bedtime Story” Featuring WYCLEF JEAN:…

ROBERT GLASPER RETURNS WITH ‘DOUBLE-BOOKED’ TO BE RELEASED AUG. 25

Pianist Robert Glasper presents both sides of his musical persona with Double-Booked, his third album for Blue Note Records, which will be released on August 25. The album bridges Glasper’s parallel careers as the leader of an acclaimed jazz trio and a first-call sideman with hip-hop artists such as Mos Def, Q Tip and The…

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: NADO “I’m Popular” Feat Ron Browz

We at Skopemag.com get hundreds of exclusive tracks via various vendors on a daily basis. The goal for us is to share with our readers as many tracks that come in. Please note that some of these links expire so you got to get it while it’s hot! NADO “I’m Popular” Feat Ron Browz: SKOPE…

ACCLAIMED IRISH SOUL SONGSTRESS LAURA IZIBOR DEBUT OUT NOW

Atlantic recording artist Laura Izibor releases her much anticipated debut album, Let The Truth Be Told, today.   The album, which features the hit single, “From My Heart To Yours,” is already shaping up as a breakthrough hit for the Dublin-based singer.   The song is currently ascending the airplay charts at multi-format radio outlets…

THE BONNAROO MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL TICKET SALES INCREASE

Superfly Presents and A.C. Entertainment are proud to announce that the 2009 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival has completed another fantastic weekend that was just shy of a sellout. With Bonnaroo as the traditional rite of passage to the rest of their summer, nearly 80,000 fans experienced an incident-free weekend with over 140 bands performing…

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: GUCCI MANE “AWESOME”

We at Skopemag.com get hundreds of exclusive tracks via various vendors on a daily basis. The goal for us is to share with our readers as many tracks that come in. Please note that some of these links expire so you got to get it while it’s hot! GUCCI MANE ft. Snoop Dogg – “AWESOME”:…

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: DJ Smallz & Benz “Crumbs To Bricks”

We at Skopemag.com get hundreds of exclusive tracks via various vendors on a daily basis. The goal for us is to share with our readers as many tracks that come in. Please note that some of these links expire so you got to get it while it’s hot! DJ Smallz & Benz “Crumbs To Bricks”:…

IT’S “JONAS DAY” ON THE DISNEY CHANNEL

Today is “Jonas Day” on the Disney Channel.   The 12 hour marathon kicks off at 10 AM Eastern and Western and features six episodes of their T-V show Jonas, plus music videos, a sneak peek at Jonas Brothers’ upcoming concert tour, and their June 12th performance of “Poison Ivy” and “Paranoid” on ABC’s Good…

T-PAIN PREPS NEW AUTO-TUNE iPHONE APP

According to the Las Angeles Times, T-Pain and Antares, the company which developed Auto-Tune, are collaborating on an Auto-Tune application for the iPhone. The feature will not be used for actual phone calls, however you will be able to access T-Pain’s beats and make music on the iPhone. No word yet as to when the…

ROB THOMAS STARTS A CLOTHING LINE

Rob Thomas is already busy as the frontman for matchbox twenty and as a solo artist.   And to add to his already full plate, the singer-songwriter is starting his own clothing line.   Thomas is teaming with Lyric Culture to make some limited-edition t-shirts and scarves that will be for sale at Bloomingdales.  …

KATY PERRY’S TOUR BUS GETS BROKEN INTO

Katy Perry is touring the U- and apparently someone broke into her tour bus while she was performing a show in London over the weekend.   According to PerezHilton.com, the singer took to her Twitter to write about the incident, tweeting that they caught the wannabe thief.