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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.

JAY-Z TEAMS UP WITH DRAKE FOR NEW SINGLE

According to Rap-Up.com, Jay-Z has enlisted Drake to be featured on his upcoming single, “Off That.” Fans will be able to hear the new track this July.   It is off Hov’s Blueprint 3 album which drops on September 11th.

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: NATSTAR “THE KING” – “EXTACY RMX”

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! “Extacy” (REMIX) by 50 Cent feat. NatStar…

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: YOUNG JEEZY “24/23”

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! YOUNG JEEZY “24/23”: SKOPE IT HERE!

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: RICK ROSS “MAGNIFICENT RMX”

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! RICK ROSS “Magnificent REMIX” Feat DIDDY, BIG…

SKOPE EXCLUSIVES: TI “THE WAY YOU WANT IT”

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! T.I. “The Way You Want It” (produced…

CABLE NETWORKS TLC AND TNT TAP ERIC HUTCHINSON’S MUSIC

TLC Cable channel will debut its new summer promotional spot tomorrow — and it rocks! The 30-second spot prominently features Eric Hutchinson’s #1 radio hit “Rock & Roll.”   The campaign will run all summer long, through September 7th. Tomorrow also marks the day that tickets go on sale for Hutchinson’s upcoming tour. The news…

CURSIVE “I COULDN’T LOVE YOU” VIDEO

Visit the Danny Drysdale-directed (The Killers) video, which features actress Tania Raymonde (“Lost”), here. “I Couldn’t Love You”, praised for its “melodic hooks” and “offbeat instrumentation” by EW.com and deemed “insanely catchy, wild-eyed ’80s pop” by Stereogum, is the second single off Cursive’s new album, Mama, I’m Swollen, which was released March 10th on Saddle…

INFECTED MUSHROOM RETURN WITH ‘LEGEND OF THE BLACK SHAWARMA’ OUT SEPTEMBER 8

For their highly anticipated release LEGEND OF THE BLACK SHAWARMA, electronic-rock innovators INFECTED MUSHROOM return with their patented hybrid of thrashing metal and psychedelic trance to bring a frenetic rock energy to the form and venture where other electronic acts fear to tread.   The Israeli-bred, Los Angeles-based electronic duo continues to push sonic boundaries…

YACHT OFFER MP3 OF “PSYCHIC CITY”

Avant-pop duo, Jona Bechtolt and Claire L. Evans, will release their new album, See Mystery Lights, July 28th on DFA Records. You can now download the single “Psychic City” MP3. “Psychic City”: SKOPE IT HERE!

MICROSOFT LOOKS TO UPGRADE THE ZUNE

Microsoft Corp. today announced the evolution of Zune, the company’s end-to-end music and entertainment service, to a new platform and new markets. Zune will extend its video service to Xbox LIVE internationally this fall. This marks an important development in the Zune strategy and brings the Zune brand to more than 17 million international Xbox…

CHOCOLATE INDUSTRIES SIGNS NEW ARTIST ESSER / VIDEO

Esser, a 23 year old UK native, created an album’s worth of forward-thinking, explosively catchy electronic pop songs in his bedroom. Braveface, with no label or marketing behind it, incited the Kaiser Chiefs to bring him on a sold out arena tour as their opening act, motivated Cee-Lo to enlist Esser to do production on…

RED STRIPE CELEBRATES THE INFLUENCE OF JAMAICAN SOUNDS

The makers of Red Stripe ® lager, brewed in Jamaica and known around the world, today announced the up coming release of It Was Written, featuring DJ/production aficionado Johan Hugo and Kingston, Jamaica-based emerging artist Terry Lynn. The five original musical tracks that compose the release were commissioned by the brewers of Red Stripe to…

VP RECORDS RELEASE REGGAE GOLD JUNE 30

VP Records is set to release the long-awaited and latest installment of Reggae Gold on June 30th, 2009. The compilation is Reggae’s most highly-anticipated release of the year and will be part of the definitive collection from the genre this summer. Reggae Gold 2009 compilation features a varied assortment of top reggae artists and hits…

NETTWERK MUSIC GROUP INTRODUCES THE HAMPDENS

Nettwerk is proud to announce their newest signing, The Hampdens, who are set to unveil a collection of songs titled The Croupier EP today on iTunes. The Aussie trio, who got their name from the Donna Tart novel The Secret History – which focuses on students at Hampden College involved in a pagan cult, strives…

SANDPEOPLE RELEASE “MONEY IS ON THEIR MINDS” MP3

Being part of a hip-hop crew comes with benefits – never get lonely on the road, never run out of song ideas, the more the merrier, right? Sure, right up until show money and royalty checks need to get split. So Sandpeople, a 10-member hip-hop collective repping Portland, Oregon, have a lot of mouths to…

NEW ALBUM FROM NICKODEMUS OUT JUNE 16 / MP3

After a strong debut album Endangered Species, Nickodemus unleashes his second solo album, Sun People! Inspired by sunny days and good people, the album mixes positive dance music from all over the globe including Guinea, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Romania, India, Turkey, United Kingdon & his hometown Brooklyn, NYC! Some of the original Endangered Species…

DAVE STEWART AND CARLA BRUNI-SARKOZY PERFORM AT MANDELA DAY EVENT

Creative entrepreneur and rock legend Dave Stewart is confirmed to perform as a duo with France’s First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy at Madison Square Garden in New York on July 18 to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s 91st birthday. The concert will honor the former South African president and international symbol of reconciliation and forgiveness on the first…

MOTLEY CRUE GET BOOED / VIDEO

Motley Crue were booed last week at a show in Denmark because singer Vince Neil unknowingly started waving the Swedish flag.   According to PlanetRock.com, the Crue were performing their song “Home Sweet Home” in Copenhagen when a drunk fan from neighboring Sweden threw his country’s flag on stage.   Vince unwittingly wrapped himself in…

GENE SIMMONS SLAMS CARLOS SANTANA

Gene Simmons was talking some smack about Carlos Santana last week.   When speaking about Kiss’ upcoming tour on the FOX 5 News: Live in Las Vegas show, the bassist randomly took a swipe at Santana, who is now headlining at the city’s Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.   Gene stated, “It’s time for us…

RICK ROSS ALMOST GETS HIS CHAIN SNATCHED / JPEG

NecoleBitchie.com has gotten its hands on a picture of an overzealous fan with Rick Ross at a recent concert in Detroit. The shot was taken after Ross got closer to his fans and one attempts to yank his diamond encrusted chain from his neck! SKOPE IT HERE!

50 CENT RELEASES STREET ALBUM TOMORROW

MTV News has learned 50 Cent has decided to release a street album titled War Zone. The last minute idea will help tide fans over until 50’s highly anticipated Before I Self Destruct album is finally ready. The mogul told MTV that War Zone is creatively more than a mixtape and explained that the material…

HOT BOYS REUNITE, LIL WAYNE BOWS TO JUVENILE

According to RapRadar.com, Lil Wayne recently brought out Juvenile and B.G. during his I Am Music tour. This marked the first time in years that the members of former ‘90s group, Hot Boys, have shared the same stage. At one point during the performance, Weezy even bows down to Juve! The group is rumored to…

RADIO DISNEY DEBUTING JONAS BROTHERS ALBUM

Radio Disney has been playing songs off of the Jonas Brothers’ new album, Lines, Vines & Trying Times.   Tune in today at 6 PM Eastern to hear some of those tracks on Radio Disney’s Planet Premiere, during an on-air guest appearance by the young stars.   Lines, Vines & Trying Times will be officially…

MARIAH’S NEW SINGLE FIRES BACK AT EMINEM?

In Mariah Carey’s first single “Obsessed,” the singer addresses Eminem in a way many wouldn’t expect. The Dream helped produce the record and he told HipHopDX.com that “somebody’s going to be very upset” when it’s launched tomorrow. Em has made songs that allude to a previous romance that Mariah has often denied. “Obsessed” is the…

ELVIS COSTELLO DEBUTS AT #13 ON BILLBOARD

Elvis Costello’s new album Secret, Profane & Sugarcane (Hear Music) has debuted this week at #13 on the Billboard 200, the musician’s highest album chart position since 1980’s Get Happy. The single “Complicated Shadows” is also top 15 on the Triple A chart and #2 on the non-commercial chart. This great news comes in the…

CLEAR CHANNEL RADIO LAUNCHES A.P.E. RADIO NEXT MONTH

It was announced today that channels from multi-platinum, Grammy-winning hit-makers the Eagles, Christina Aguilera and Weezer will launch a.p.e. (artist personal experience) radio as it hits the virtual airwaves in July. In the coming months, many developing artists, as well as more of the brightest stars in music, will produce and host their own respective…

ALICE IN CHAINS ANNOUNCE ALBUM TITLE & RELEASE DATE

ALICE IN CHAINS have revealed the title of their highly anticipated upcoming album and confirmed its release date. The record, titled BLACK GIVES WAY TO BLUE (Virgin/EMI) will arrive in stores on September 29th. BLACK GIVES WAY TO BLUE is the band’s first new studio release in more than 10 years. The quartet (vocalist/guitarist Jerry…

FUSE OFFERS DAVE MATTHEWS BAND BEHIND THE SCENES

Catch a behind the scenes look at Dave Matthews Band on tour in support of “Fuse Presents Dave Matthews Band: Live From The Beacon”. Dave Matthews talks about the band’s new album and their upcoming Beacon Theatre concert. [youtube 0JsSkBfcgg0 nolink]

SIA OFFERS PERSONALIZED MESSAGE TO LUCKY FANS

To celebrate the arrival of Sia’s debut DVD, TV Is My Parent, on May 19th, we’d like you to entertain and educate the internet as creatively as you can with our very exciting video competition. First up, check out Sia’s brilliant video to get the full lowdown and then read the guidelines below, which we’ve…

LLOYD LEAVES THE INC?

Following in Ashanti’s footsteps, it looks as though Lloyd has opted to leave The Inc and longtime manager, Irv Gotti. According to ContactMusic.com, the “Get It Shawty” singer insists the split was amicable. Lloyd released three albums on The Inc.   All of his albums except for his last project, Lessons In Love, have received…

MICHAEL JACKSON SUED FOR 20 MILLION

MTV News reports Michael Jackson’s big comeback may not go as planned since the King Of Pop now faces a 20-million dollar lawsuit. Why? Well, the suit was filed by promoter AllGood Entertainment Inc. who claim Jackson is still under contract for a July 3rd, 2010 Jackson family reunion concert in Texas.   If so,…

KANYE WEST ON THE VIEW / VIDEO

Kanye West recently stopped by The View to promote his new book and to discuss his mother’s unfortunate passing, his new foundation and tour plans. ‘Ye’s book, Thank You and You’re Welcome, can be ordered now through Amazon.com. [youtube Zqme0O-pGjM nolink]

T-PAIN PRESENTING AT THE CMT MUSIC AWARDS

T-Pain will be a presenter at the 2009 CMT Music Awards.   Other presenters include Randy Jackson, Bill O’Reilly, actor Luke Wilson, Kid Rock and Dancing With the Stars champions Shawn Johnson and Mark Ballas.   The show will include performances by Taylor Swift, Kellie Pickler, Rascal Flatts, Def Leppard and many others.   The…

SEE THE FRAY ON JIMMY FALLON

The Fray will be performing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Thursday and they want you to be in attendance.   You can win tickets as a part of the show’s “Band Bench” sweepstakes.   If chosen, you will get to be as close as you can get to the Denver rockers by surrounding…

CHRIS BROWN HIRES SECURITY TEAM

Chris Brown has hired a security team to protect him after receiving what’s considered legitimate death threats following his February 8th alleged incident with Rihanna.   According to the Chicago Sun-Times, a source says the threats have made Brown “totally paranoid,” since there have been “indications that the potential assassin could be disguised as a…

LOS LOBOS SIGN RECORD DEAL WITH SHOUT! FACTORY

Shout! Factory is proud to announce today that it has signed the legendary Mexican-American five-piece ensemble Los Lobos to a recording contract. Having assembled a body of work diverse enough to cripple most bands and to captivate press and fans worldwide since its inception in 1973, the genre-smashing Los Lobos make a perfect fit with…