May 05

Nickelodeon Greenlights Second Season of Make It Pop

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Nickelodeon today announced it has renewed its hit live-action, music-infused ‎daily strip, Make It Pop, for a second season with 20 episodes. Demonstrating Nick’s commitment to innovative formats and storytelling, since launch, Make It Pop is Nick’s #1 show with K6-11 and G6-11. The series ranks as the most-watched long-form content on and on the Nick App.  The announcement was made by Russell Hicks, Nickelodeon’s President of Content Development and Production. Make It Popseason one will debut on Nickelodeon’s international channels beginning this summer.
Filled with new songs, lots of laughs and heart, season two sees Sun Hi, Corki, Jodi and Caleb continue their coming-of-age journey.  After their triumph with the school musical, the band XO-IQ is called upon to represent Mackendrick Prep at a high stakes battle of bands and a new musical rival emerges.  
“Once again, Nick has successfully tapped into a cultural force and created a meaningful, daily connection by bridging our audience with great, relatable storytelling and a shared love of music,” said Hicks.
Make It Pop is a half-hour comedic, music-infused daily scripted series that follows three unique girls – social-media maven Sun Hi (Megan Lee), bookish Corki (Erika Tham), and fashion-forward Jodi (Louriza Tronco) – who come together with DJ hopeful Caleb (Dale Whibley) over their love of music to form their own K-pop inspired band. Each episode features original songs and performances with a K-pop twist and an EDM beat from the show’s band, XO-IQ.  
Make It Pop is co-created by Thomas W. Lynch and Nick Cannon and produced by DHX Media. Lynch and Cannon will serve as executive producers together with DHX Media’s Steven DeNure and Anne Loi. The musical direction of the series is being led by Bill Silva Entertainment, with music supervision by Peter Coquillard and Pilar McCurry of Silva Music Publishing. XO-IQ is managed by Bill Silva Management. Doug Cohn is executive in charge of music for Nickelodeon.  
Apr 30

Victoria Justice and Bridgit Mendler to Perform Together

Image Via Twitter

Image Via Twitter

Bridgit Mendler has been pretty busy lately with her new show “Undateable.” The rising star recently tweeted that Nickelodeon star, Victoria Justice will be joining her on set. That’s not all, Victoria will be joining her for a musical number as well.

“Guess what’s coming on #Undateable this week!! @victoriajustice and I are singing??? Whaaaa,” she shared with the photo above on Twitter.

“Soo… @bridgitmendler & I are practicing for our free style rap battle on #undateable next…” shared Victoria on Twitter.

‘Undateable’ is about a guy named Danny who is carefree and single. Throughout his life he has watched just about all of his friends get married—in fact that’s why he had to move out of his last apartment, his roommate got married. He and his single friends all have “quirks” that make them undateable.

Danny is played by Chris D’Elia. Others that appear on the show include Brent Morin, Bianca Kajlich, Ron Funches and Rick Glassman.

Apr 30

Heffron Drive Release Unplugged Version of ‘Happy Mistakes’

Heffron Drive, which is comprised of Big Time Rush’s Kendall Schmidt and friend Dustin Belt, just released an unplugged acoustic version of their track ‘Happy Mistakes.’

“Reading how much you all are digging #HappyMistakesUnplugged makes me feel like my hearts gonna explode with love!,” shared Kendall in response to the song’s success.

In a recent interview with PopCrush, Kendall shared the following on what made him want to take an acoustic route on the band’s upcoming album.

“’I listened to a lot of pop-punk bands — honestly, I’ll even venture to say emo bands — and oftentimes they would make acoustic records for their otherwise more intense songs, and I always thought it was kind of cool…I always kind of thought it would be cool to do acoustic renditions of everything.’”

You can pick up ‘Happy Mistakes’ Unplugged today on iTunes.

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