SKEE Live: Season 2… Starting Friday May 9th

LOS ANGELES – April 11, 2014 – The hit music performance and interview series SKEE LIVE—hosted by music newsmaker DJ SKEE—returns for a second season on AXS TV, premiering Friday, May 9 at 8pE/5pP. Debuting in an all-new Friday night primetime slot, the unique music-centric program will continue to highlight the biggest names and news in music and entertainment, granting one-of-a-kind unfiltered access to the industry’s hottest artists, athletes, and celebrities.

With unprecedented concert performances and up-close, exclusive interviews, SKEE LIVE is redefining music TV. Season one highlights featured such memorable moments as Kendrick Lamar’s powerful performance of “M.A.A.D. City;” Grammy nominee Wiz Khalifa talking about his experience working with Adele; Chris Brown’s thoughtful insight on handling his public image; Ice Cube confirming “Friday 4;” and Paris Hilton’s playful banter with hip-hop artists Nipsey Hussle and Dom Kennedy.

During the weekly show, DJ Skee—hailed by ‘Forbes’ and ‘Billboard’ as one of the most influential figures in entertainment and pop culture—summons his vast music knowledge and deep industry connections to provide viewers with the ultimate front-row music experience. SKEE LIVE’s fan-favorite segments include exclusive music video premieres, as well as behind-the-scenes features on today’s best and brightest musicians and producers.

“SKEE LIVE enables us to introduce the audience to the latest pop culture trends,” said DJ Skee. “This season we’re bringing the streets to the mainstream, unleashing all-new episodes loaded with marquee performances, insightful interviews and backstage exclusives that viewers have come to expect from SKEE LIVE.”

“SKEE LIVE’s unique blend of high-energy music performances brings an entirely new viewing experience to our network,” said Michele M. Dix, AXS TV Senior Vice President of Programming and Development. “We are looking forward to building out our Friday night line-up with the addition of this series.”

The new season of SKEE LIVE will air weekly on Friday nights, joining AXS TV’s popular mixed martial arts programming block. Long-time AXS TV sports news show INSIDE MMA will follow at 9pE/6pP, with AXS TV FIGHTS’ MMA and Muay Thai events airing at 10pE/7pP.

ABOUT SKEE LIVE

Hosted and curated by DJ SKEEAXS TV’s weekly music program provides insider access to the hottest musical artists, athletes, celebrities, and cultural tastemakers via exclusive interviews and performances. DJ Skee has been hailed as one of the most influential figures in entertainment and pop culture by both Forbes and Billboard. The show airs live every Friday at 8pE/5pP. More information about the show can be found on skeelive.comFacebook andTwitter.

About AXS TV

As TV’s premier destination for live music festival broadcasts, AXS TV delivers relevant, unpredictable and irreverent programming by presenting unfiltered access to today’s top comedians, newsmakers, musical entertainers and their performances. Launched in July 2012 by visionary entrepreneur Mark Cuban, AXS TV is dedicated to providing the best in music programming and festivals, comedy performances, current events and mixed martial arts promotions. Indicative of the network’s dedication to music programming, AXS TV Concerts is the official 2014 TV broadcaster of the prestigious Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (April 18-20), Stagecoach Country Music Festival (April 25-27) and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (May 1-4). AXS TV is a partnership between Mark Cuban, AEG, Ryan Seacrest Media, Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and CBS. The network is available in the United States via AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast/Xfinity, DIRECTV, DISH, Suddenlink, Verizon FiOS, and other cable, satellite and telco providers. The network is also distributed in Canada and the Caribbean. For more information, visit the website, www.axs.tv; go to the Facebook page here and follow the company on Twitter, @axstv; on Instagram Tumblr  and YouTube.

SKEExSW: Catch DJ SKEE in Austin at SXSW Here:

Sunday, March 9th
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Building Communities of Purpose with Backplane and DJ SKEE
W Hotel
200 Lavaca St.
Austin, Texas 78701


Lori Anne Wardi, VP of .CO will interview Matt Michelsen and DJ SKEE about their experience building online communities - especially SKEE.CO.

12am - 4am (Early Monday Morning)
Yahoo! After Hours Party with DJ SKEE
Brazos Hall
204 E. 4th St.
Austin, Texas 78701


Come party with DJ SKEE and friends at SXSW’s hottest after-hours spot!  

Monday, March 10th
2pm - 2:50pm
The Unspoken Truth: Social Good as a Catalyst for Innovation
Bungalow
92 Rainey St.
Austin, Texas 78701


The United Nations Foundation and DJ SKEE partner with the SXSW Social Good Hub, an initiative that brings together digital creatives, entrepreneurs, filmmakers, and other SXSW attendees focused on social change.

12am - 4am (Early Tuesday Morning)
Yahoo! After Hours Party with DJ SKEE
Brazos Hall
204 E. 4th St.
Austin, Texas 78701


Come party with DJ SKEE and friends at SXSW’s hottest after-hours spot!  

Wednesday, March 12th
10pm
DJ SKEE and Snoop Dogg Present Respect the West 2014
Trinity Hall
401 East 6th Street
Austin, Texas 78701


Join us for an unforgettable night as DJ SKEE and Snoop Dogg continue the legacy of Respect the West at SXSW.  Get ready to see the one and only showcase that brings out the West Coast’s biggest artists!

Thursday, March 13th
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Paid Dues and SKEE Present the Red Pill/Independence Day Panel
Austin Convention Center
Room 13AB (4th Floor)
500 E Cesar Chavez St.
Austin, Texas 78701

Panelists DJ SKEE, Murs, and representatives from Strange Music, Funk Volume, and Rap Coalition discuss the importance of independent labels in today’s music industry.  

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Panel: YouTube - New Breeding Ground for Music’s Future
Austin Convention Center
Room 16AB
500 E Cesar Chavez St.
Austin, Texas 78701


Entertainment moguls Russell Simmons, Steve Rifkind, and DJ SKEE discuss the power of YouTube and how it plays a pivotal role in the music business.  

7pm
Paid Dues and SKEE Present the Independence Day Showcase
Scoot Inn
1308 E 4th St.
Austin, Texas 78702


Hosted by DJ SKEE, The Independence Day Showcase unites indie hip-hop’s biggest names on one stage.  Catch performances by Tech N9ne, Dom Kennedy, Nipsey Hussle, Trae Tha Truth, Problem and many more!

DJ Skee Performing At The iHeartRadio Music Festival In Las Vegas

Catch me alongside Justin Timberlake, Paul McCartney, Katy Perry, J. Cole, Elton John, Muse, Tiësto, Chris Brown, Keith Urban, fun., Miguel, Bruno Mars, Phoenix, Zedd, Maroon 5, Tim McGraw, Ke$ha, Drake, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Benny Benassi, Queen + Adam Lambert, a special guest appearance by Robin Thicke, as I am excited to DJ the festival!

Clear Channel’s 2013 iHeartRadio Music Festival, where the music of the iHeartRadio app comes to life, will broadcast LIVE on Clear Channel radio stations across the country and will video stream LIVE via Yahoo Music and - new this year - the PlayStation®3 (PS3™) gaming console, for those fans who can’t be in Vegas. In addition, the Festival will be televised as a two-night primetime special on The CW Network to kick off their fall season on Monday, Sept. 30.

The iHeartRadio all-in-one-digital app brings fans their favorite music wherever they are — and not just on their smartphones, in their cars and on many other devices; it also brings it to them live at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas. Hosted by Ryan Seacrest, the sold-out Festival, now in its third year, will kick off on Friday, Sept. 20 and conclude Saturday, Sept. 21 at MGM Grand.

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