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Mixtape Music News

1.Britney Spears introduces her kids to Skrillex…

Is Britney Spears making new music with DJ Skrillex?

Well, we don’t know the answer to that question (yet), the beat guru did stop by Britney’s Piece of Me show in Las Vegas and posed backstage with the singer along with Spears two sons, Jayden James and Sean Preston, Spears’ brother, Bryan, and his daughter.

According to Billboard, Spears’ kids are huge Skrillex fans, and were delighted to get to meet an idol. (Your mom’s Britney. Go figure.) 

Check out the pic below. 

2.Kelly Clarkson takes on Bryan Adams’ “Heaven”…..and it’s heaven. 

Just when you thought you didn’t need another Kelly Clarkson cover in your music life, the diva done did it again.

During her Salt Lake City Piece by Piece Tour stop, Ms. Clarkson magically treated fans to another dazzling cover, this time taking on the classic Bryan Adams ’80s jam, “Heaven,” to beyond heavenly proportions.

“I chose this one because this is my husband’s — one of his favorite songs. And he’s here tonight,” Clarkson exclaimed when announcing “Heaven” to the audience. Watch a fan-made clip of Clarkson’s performance below.

3.Annie Lennox’s daughter is fine after kayaking incident, but boyfriend is still missing..

In a bit of sad music news for your Monday, Tali Lennox-Fruchtmann (daughter of Annie Lennox) and boyfriend Ian Jones were involved in an unfortunate kayaking accident in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., this past weekend. 

While Tali was examined at the scene and did not need treatment, Jones is still missing, officials have confirmed to People.

The kayak the two were in capsized around 9:30 a.m. local time on the Hudson River near the Staatsburgh State Historic Site, according to Dutchess County Sheriff’s Captain John Watterson. Watterson also said that the river’s strong current and alcohol may have played a part in the incident, and that there is a chance that Jones may have drowned. The search for him continues. 

Our thoughts and prayers are with Ms. Lennox during this difficult time. 

4.Demi Lovato proves she a “Cool for the Summer” diva down under…

Not that we need anymore reason to vote Demi Lovato‘s “Cool for the Summer” as this year’s best sun-kissed anthem, over the weekend the diva performed her summer smash with an all-female backing band on The Voice Australia.

The 22-year-old singer was joined by a six-piece band of divas, all looking very colorful in 80s-inspired garb complete with hot pants, heels, and since it’s summer, of course, there were some fur coats thrown in as well. Needless to say, Ms. Demi and her brood of broads owned the night.

5. Prince throws major shade towards pretty much every record contract out there…

The music shade is real on a Monday. Well, if you’re Prince it is.

Speaking to a group of 10 journalists at his Paisley Park Studios in Minneapolis, the “Diamonds & Pearls” crooner reportedly voiced his concerns about the current state of the music business.

“Record contracts are just like — I’m gonna say the word — slavery,” Prince said at the press conference, according to NPR. “I would tell any young artist … don’t sign.”

The Purple One- who recently announced that he’ll be releasing his new album HITNRUN through Tidal — also took the opportunity to speak about working with Jay Z and the music streaming service. He also broke several tea mugs about how record contracts turn artists into “indentured servants,” claiming that new, young music artists have little say over how record labels use their music and profit off of it through online streaming.

“Once we have our own resources, we can provide what we need for ourselves. Jay Z spent $100 million of his own money to build his own service. We have to show support for artists who are trying to own things for themselves,” Prince is reportedly quoted as saying.

Unfortunately, cell phones and recording devices were reportedly banned from the meeting, so no audio of Mr. Paisley Parks’ words are available. But since this is Prince, we can bet that there will a lot more coming from this story.

6.This…

…really needs no explanation….

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