TASK 5- (EXAMPLE Kav – WHOSE IDEAS CENTRED AROUND HIP HOP FOR ETHNICFEMALES MAINLY 16-24)MUSIC MAGAZINE I WOULD LIKE TO BASE MY HIP HOP MAGAZINE ONgeneral background stuff from Wikipedia- I’VE SELECTED PARTS THAT I THINK AREIMPORTANT SUCH AS COVER AND CONTENT IDEAS AND ALSO THINGS THATRELATE TO MY IDEAS FOR MY TARGET AUDIENCE (ETHNIC FEMALES)Vibe is a music and entertainment magazine founded by producer Quincy Jones. The publicationpredominantly features R&B and hip-hop music artists, actors and other entertainers. After shuttingdown production in Summer 2009, Vibe was purchased by the private equity investment fundInterMedia Partners and is now issued quarterly with double covers, with a larger online presence, aidedby the Vibe LifeStyle Network, a group of entertainment/music websites under the Vibe brand. Themagazines target demographic is predominantly young, urban followers of hip-hop culture.As of 2007, Vibe had a circulation of approximately 800,000. Advertisers ran the gamut from recordlabels to fashion houses to various cognac brands.Publication historyQuincy Jones launched Vibe in 1993, in partnership with Time Inc.
After shutting down in 2009, private equity investment fund InterMedia Partners, LP bought VibeMagazine. They have said they "feel privileged to purchase and resurrect such a storied brand." Theyadded Uptown magazine to Vibes parent company, Vibe Holdings.CoversVibe Magazine was known for the creative direction of their covers.R&B singer Mary J. Bligerepeatedly made the cover of Vibe, with countless articles following her career. Trio TLC werephotographed for the cover in firefighters gear, referencing the fact that member Left Eye burned downthe house of then-boyfriend and NFL star Andre Rison. The first non-photograph cover of Vibe was anillustration of late singer Aaliyah by well known artist/illustrator Alvaro; this was Aaliyahs very firstappearance on the cover as well. Other famous cover subjects are Brandy, Snoop Dogg, Mariah Carey,Beyoncé, Amerie, Jennifer Lopez, Keyshia Cole, Janet Jackson, Lil Wayne, The Fugees, Eminem, T.I.,R. Kelly, Michael Jackson (whom Quincy Jones daughter Kidada had dressed in hip-hop clothing,reportedly for the first and only time in the entertainers career), Ciara, who also appeared on the covernumerous times and rap legend Tupac Shakurs famous cover story in which he reveals important detailsabout his non-fatal 1994 NYC shooting (two years before his death in Las Vegas, Nevada).ContentFeatured segments included the back page list 20 Questions, the Boomshots column about reggae andCaribbean music by Rob Kenner, Revolutions music reviews and Vibe Confidential, a celebrity gossipcolumn. Next profiled up-and-coming artists. The magazine also devoted several pages to photo spreadsdisplaying high-end designer clothing as well as sportswear by urban labels such as Rocawear and Fubu.Vibe made a consistent effort to feature models of all ethnicities in these pages. Former editor EmilWilbikin was frequently credited with styling those pages and keeping fashion in the forefront of themagazines identity during the early 2000s. Many clothing brands created or linked to hip-hopcelebrities, such as Sean Combs Sean John, Nellys Apple Bottoms and G-Unit by 50 Cent found plentyof exposure in Vibes pages.In the September 2003 issue commemorating ten years of publication, the magazine created differentcovers using black and white portraits of its most popular cover subjects. It also contained "The Vibe100: The Juiciest People, Places and Things of the Year." GENERALOther books published under the Vibe banner cover the history of hip-hop, the women ofhip-hop, and rappers Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G. Additionally, the magazine published aspin-off publication, Vibe Vixen from 2004 to 2007. Aimed at Vibes femalemulticultural demographic, Vibe Vixen included features on beauty, fashion, andfemale entertainers. R&B starlet Ciara appeared on the inaugural issues cover.Other EditionsVIBE Vixen was a magazine geared towards female readers of Vibe Magazine that covered fashion,beauty, dating, entertainment, and societal issues for "urban minded females". The magazine was
initially released in fall of 2004 and sales were considered successful enough for the magazine to beissued on a quarterly basis. VIBE Vixen folded after its August/September 2007 issue due to lowcirculation. Stars who graced VIBE Vixens covers included Ciara, Tracee Ellis Ross, Kimora LeeSimmons and Kelis.STUFF FROM VIBE WEBSITEON HOME PAGE I SAW THISEntertainment, News2011 VH1 Divas Celebrate Soul With Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Hudson, Chaka Khan & MoreVH1 Divas Celebrate Soul is back for another year of classic performances. >> READ MORE(I CLICKED ON THIS “READ MORE” LINK AND GOT ARTICLE IDEAS I MIGHT USE FOR MY ARTICLE-ITS RELEVANT AS ITS ABOUTMAINLY ETHNIC FEMALE HIP HOP STARS)2011 VH1 Divas Celebrate Soul With Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Hudson,Chaka Khan & MoreVH1 Divas Celebrate Soul is back for another year of classic performances. The franchise, which pays tribute tothe cities including Chicago, Detroit, London, Memphis and Philadelphia where soul gave birth to music’stimeless classics, has set up a guaranteed buzzworthy show.Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Hudson, Jill Scott, Florence + the Machine, Kelly Clarkson and Jessie J will bejoined by the newly added Chaka Khan, Erykah Badu, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Boyz ll Men, Estelle,Marsha Ambrosius and Travie McCoy to headline the show for an unforgettable night. The Roots will alsoperform as House Band of the night.“We are so excited to feature these diverse and multi-talented women and men joining our Divas roster this yearto showcase the global impact of soul music and how influential and inspirational the music is to today’s chart-topping artists,” said Lee Rolontz, EVP, Original Music Production & Development, VH1 and VH1 Classic. As inprevious years, the VH1 Divas will benefit VH1 Save the Music Foundation and its programs to restore musiceducation in public schools.GOOGLE IMAGES SEARCH FOR VIBE MAGAZINE COVERS I WOULD LIKE FOR MY ETHNIC FEMALEAUDIENCE VIXEN IS SPIN OFF OF VIBE-LIKE THE LOOK OF THIS