Bring your music collection to life with animated performances as you embark on a career in the industry! Form your own band by recruiting talent from over 100 artists across 6 unique labels. Then record hits that will top the charts and take them on the road to over 20 different venues - complete with real reviews that scrutinize your strengths and weaknesses. With an endless schedule of possibilities before you, and an ever-evolving industry to immerse yourself in, Popscene captures the highs and lows of music in the palm of your hand!

* Please note that this game's use of MP3s may not be compatible with some devices. If this affects you, consider turning off MP3 music in the options.

Popscene divides the music making process into entertainment (represented by stars) and artistry (represented by hearts). As in real life, popular music is more likely to shoot up the charts and draw fans - but without substance, the success may be short-lived. Each of the game's many artists has the following attributes that influence this process:

- POPULARITY is the artist's ability to draw fans to entertaining content.
- REPUTATION is their ability to draw fans to artistic content.
- PERFORMANCE is their ability to perform entertaining songs live.
- TALENT is their ability to perform artistic songs live.
- PRODUCTION is their ability to compose entertaining music.
- WRITING is their ability to compose artistic music.
- HAPPINESS is the pleasure they currently get from their work.
- ATTITUDE indicates how likely they are to either contribute or cause trouble.

Each week, depending on the size of your team and their collective attitude, new songs may be recorded. Each member of the team contributes their score to a new song, and whoever scores the highest will be credited with making it. Members who are dedicated backstage staff will contribute twice instead of once - increasing the chances of a good song being written.

Once songs exist, it is the on-stage performers who must bring it to life. As with writing, each band member on stage contributes their score and the highest determines how well the song was received in each category. This time, it is the "frontman" who gets to contribute twice instead of once - so consider who is at the forefront.

The overall rating for a show is the average of all the songs performed - albeit slightly more generous so that perfection is not required. This is also true of album reviews. A 5-star performance may consist of consistent 4-star contributions. Reviews are where your performances feed back into the stats that produced them, because each attribute will rise or fall to reflect what just happened.

When booking venues, you must consider how much it will cost versus how much you are likely to recoup. Tickets are sold at $5 per song so it depends how long your set is. You will receive a percentage of this revenue, and must then use that to pay your employees and any other expenses. Singles are sold at $1 each whereas albums are sold at $1 per song for a maximum of $10. If you have a week of inactivity, you may find that you make a loss because of the expenses of your lifestyle (which reflects your wealth).

I regret there is more to this game than I could ever explain here, so enjoy figuring some things out for yourself!

What’s New

Version 1.13

- Smoother breathing animations.
- New faces and hairstyles from the survival sim, "Wrecked".
- Lower lifetyle costs, higher profit margins.
- Enhanced compatibility with the latest hardware and operating systems.

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
380 Ratings

380 Ratings

kylercook628 ,

Awesome Game, Chart System Needs Fixing

So this game is amazing and everything I’ve asked for, but the one thing that bothers me about the game is how screwy the charting system is. Like, how you can only have one single out at a time, the album chart being the same as the single chart, or how after an album is released you can’t release any more singles. I mean, it’s not the worst thing in the world, it’s just annoying when you want to have multiple songs in the top 10 or have a number one album AND number one single.
Also, there should be like Gold and Platinum rewards and such. That’s all.

Lilbang9 ,

If your Questioning this game, GET IT!!!

This game is soooo fun, it makes the time go by really fast! It doesn't drain your phone battery life, which is good. Although this game is good it can be GREAT if there was more in depth than it already is. TIPS TO THE DEVELOPER(S) Add more places to preform. Add more drama. Add instructions in the beginning. Add more ways to get money (like Commercials, TV roles, Award Shows, merch, Etc.) Improve the Award show system. Improve the Talent show system. Improve the relationship system. Add a star ranking status. Add more in game music. Improve the group/ collaboration system. I have many more ideas, but I would like to keep it short. I love this game and I would be more than happy to recommend this game to friends and share the fun!

Alex Reni ,

Making Songs...

Okay, so at first I didn’t know how to make a song at all. I looked it up and learned the band members make them and you basically only make financial decisions. This is utterly boring. I would expect Mat to find some way to make it more playable. Then comes the problem with the band members making them; I don’t know if it’s only me, but the members begin pumping out songs like they drank 10 bottles of Mountain Dew and later on it seems like they just stop permanently. That leaves you with less money, which means it is harder to pay them, which means your stats go down, which means you don’t make as much money from concerts, which means you will eventually go back to the underground, which means if you get new members and somehow produce a song you probably won’t make the charts, which means you will have less money. And... Game Over. New Game. Repeat. Ect.


MDickie Limited
44.5 MB

Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish

Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
In-App Purchases
  1. Backstage Pass $2.99


  • Family Sharing

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