News Division Creates Growth For Alternative Urban Brand
Icon City Entertainment (our parent company) an urban media company founded by rapper Anye Elite saw significant growth last month. 7,300 new users (or Icon Citizens) joined the site in October vs. 1,900 in September.
Icon City Entertainment (our parent company) an urban media company founded by rapper Anye Elite saw significant growth last month. 7,084 new users (or Icon Citizens) joined the site in October vs. 1,803 in September.
Much of the growth can be credited to Icon City News and it's editorial team. Articles about Sampson McCormick, Christopher Milan & other black gay influencers have increased site traffic. This is good news for contributors who have been promised a portion of the ad revenue.
"Building Blocks To Success"
Over the last few months Elite (pictured below) has ceded a lot of creative and editorial control over to "Icon City Producers" transforming Icon City from a vanity record label to a diversified multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate.
Icon City Producers are bloggers, musicians, party promoters that create and market content together. Projects are usually formed at the local level in what are referred to as blocks.
Pictured Above: Anye Elite, managing partner Icon City Entertainment
"Branching Out Beyond LGBT Content"
As an activist and openly gay rapper Elite has stuck to those roots for the majority of his career. (see Wikipedia) . The new Icon City has combined many of those efforts into his #FunnyMoneyRock platform. #FunnyMoneyRock or (#FMR) features content and events for queer urban music lovers like #FunnyMoneyLive see below:
Smoke and Sound alternatively caters to a different audience. As medical and recreational marijuana spreads across the country Icon City hopes to establish itself as a premiere destination for urban cannabis enthusiasts 21+. Similar to FunnyMoneyRock; Smoke and Sound is a content platform featuring curated musical playlists, events and relevant content such as news and product reviews.
Next month's trends and report will be be available Friday, December 6th. Icon City hopes to expand the goal to 10,000 new users in November. For more Icon City information visit www.iconcity.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org