Did You Hear?
:: Despite Hova’s issues with Occupy Wall Street, Jay-Z and wife Beyonce will host a fundraiser for President Obama on September 18, which the president will attend. The event will be at Jay’s 40/40 Club in New York City, and each of the 100 tickets are $40,000. [RapFix]
:: Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev played good cop to President Vladimir Putin’s bad cop, calling for the release of the three imprisoned members of Pussy Riot. Medvedev said any further imprisonment would be “unproductive.” [Gawker]
:: Now That’s What I Call Today’s Christmas comes early this year: the compilation is set for a September 25 release and features Carly Rae Jepsen, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Coldplay and more. In other Noel news, Cee Lo Green will release his Christmas album Cee Lo’s Magic Moment on October 30. If the content is half as good as the cover, we’re in for a yuletide treat. [That Grape Juice]
:: Nicki Minaj is a busy lady. At some point while prepping the re-release of Roman Reloaded, she found time to appear on French Montana‘s forthcoming debut LP Excuse My French. French promises the song is “something for the clubs…it’s big.” [MTV]
:: Apple unveiled the iPhone 5 on Wednesday (Sep. 12), but buried under that headline was the news of an iTunes redesign. The new format places more of an emphasis on album artwork, and (finally!) offers an “Up Next” queue feature. Look for the new iTunes in October. [Rolling Stone]
After the jump, find out which music acts you can find on the tube today.
Music on TV:
:: Late Show with David Letterman (CBS) — Neon Trees (repeat)
:: Tonight Show with Jay Leno (NBC) — Norah Jones (repeat)
:: Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC) — Dave Matthews
:: Conan (TBS) — The Walkmen