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'The Hype Magazine' CEO Jameelah Wilkerson honored by the City of Atlanta

"The Hype Magazine" announced today Feb 19, 2014 that its CEO Jameelah "Just Jay" Wilkerson was honored in Feb 2014 by the City of Atlanta City Council for her entrepreneurial achievement in leading her music and entertainment magazine outlet onto the national stage as a premier media outlet. Recognizing her achievements as a female business owner, the Council issued a proclamation, signed by C.T. Martin of Council District 10, in her honor. In a 12 month time span, the Indianapolis, IN based Wilkerson, expanded her digital (print on demand) magazine, into a major national print distribution situation that has impacted the perception of print media and its continued value as a news platform. Covering "News from Hip-Hop to Hollywood," The Hype Magazine boasts a circulation of nearly 250,000, with less than 6 months on newsstands; a huge statement as to the reach of the outlet and the loyalty of its readers.

Photos of The Hype Magazine CEO/Publisher hearing the reading of the Atlanta City Council proclamation in her honor and celebrity pics from the evening.
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The Hype Magazine CEO Just Jay displays proclamation from Atlanta City Council
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After 11 years as the #1 digital magazine in the world, The Hype Magazine extended its reach by adding national newsstand distribution in Nov 2013, to great acclaim. Currently, the outlet boasts more than 200,000 digital subscribers and over two million unique visitors per month to its online properties. Print distribution became one of the demands of The Hype Magazine online readers and fans, whose loyalty to the outlet translated into sold out retail locations across the country for the print issues.

The Hype Magazine has treated its readers to featured interviews with new and emerging artists, including independent artists on the move, via their "24 Issues of Giving" program which covers artists it considers "Next to Blow," before they are covered by other media outlets. This program has helped ingrain the outlet into the hearts and minds of hardworking independent artist looking to expand their reach and added the brand's name into the entertainment industry vernacular.

"Over the years, We have covered artists such as Machine Gun Kelly, JD Greer, Snow Tha Product, Ty Dolla Sign, Tito Lopez, Tony Savo, Caskey, Mindless Behavior, OMG Girlz, Edubb, Rich Boy, Warped Roadies (Fuse TV) and more…all of whom are now players on the national stage. For most of these artists, The Hype Magazine was their first national magazine cover or feature story," says Just Jay.

Recent national artist appearing in The Hype Magazine include Atlantic Records recording artist K Michelle, platinum recording artist B.o.B., emerging artist Sevyn Streeter (Atlantic Records), Ice Cube and Nickelodeon's Nick Cannon, among others.

About The Hype Magazine

With 11 years as the #1 digital magazine under its belt, The Hype Magazine expanded to print distribution on newsstands nationwide in November 2013. The Hype Magazine's ever growing readership relies on the outlet to provide trending, in-depth coverage of the entertainment industry, bringing them "News from Hip Hop to Hollywood" with uncompromising journalistic integrity.

The Hype Magazine publishes monthly in digital (print on demand) and quarterly for newsstands.

Their debut print issue covered by Atlantic recording artist K. Michelle, exposed the outlet to an overwhelmingly receptive audience nationwide. The Hype Magazine is available on Newsstands in nearly 2,000 stores including select 7-11, K-Mart, Target, Barnes and Noble, Marsh and other select retailers. It is also available via all online platforms like Apple, Kindle, Google Play, etc., beginning February 26, 2014.

For more information on The Hype Magazine or to view back issues, visit their official website. The next issue goes on sale Feb 26, 2014 on newsstands in the US and Germany.

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