The new Perez Hilton compilation "Pop Up #1" is also available through the "Perez Hilton Music Tee Series."
Perez Hilton, he of blogosphere and TV fame, announced today the first compilation from his new Perez Hilton music series. "Pop Up #1" will be released jointly with the Opus Label on Aug. 7.
The album showcases 18 of Perez's favorite artists, including: Kerli, Fedez, Capital Cities, Jesse Marco, VanJess, The Cataracs, My Name is Kay, Chantal Claret, Hi Fashion, Donkeyboy, Breedlove & Chew Fu, French Fries, Zowie, Alphabeat, Vandalism & Static Revenger, Pascal & Pearce (featuring Juliet Harding) and Manufactured Superstars (featuring Scarlett Quinn).
The music is described as an "eclectic, infectious mix of dance tracks."
In addition to being available on iTunes and at traditional music retail, fans can pick up the album at fashion stores through the "Perez Hilton Music Tee Series." The latter allows listeners to purchase music via a collection of t-shirts and tank tops with album-inspired artwork on the front and a digital hangtag that allows customers to download the compilation as well as artist biographies and photographs. Shirts are available at retailers nationwide and for purchase online.
"Pop Up #1"'s backcover and complete tracklisting
The Opus Label, which was launched this year by Jeremy Wineberg and Miguel Angel Jimenez, merges fashion, music, art and culture, has three brands: Opus Music, Opus Publishing and ICON TEE. More information on the Opus Label can be found online at www.opuslabel.com.
Though perhaps best known for the celebrity blog www.perezhilton.com he launched in 2004, Hilton has always had a hand in promoting music. "Music is my passion and I consider it not just an opportunity but also a responsibility to share great new tunes with my readers," Hilton said in a statement. He manages recording artists IM5, CJ Baran, Kalie Shorr, VanJess and MattyB among others. In 2008 he created the music event series "One Night In…" a live show he curated featuring up-and-coming musical acts. He also had cameos in Britney Spears Circus tour and Rihanna's "S&M" video.
"Through this, my first-ever compilation," Hilton said, "I now have a new vehicle to support artists and share their music in a meaningful way with the whole world."