About Vibe Media, LLC
Vibe Media is a leading youth-oriented music brand providing entertainment and lifestyle content to the culturally diverse music fans around the world. Celebrating our 20th anniversary in 2013, Vibe continues to chronicle the celebrities, sounds, fashion and culturally-relevant events stemming from our hip-hop roots to the modern day converging music landscape. Our technology-driven media platform represents over 25 online and mobile brands, several print publications, email marketing channels, and broadcast TV shows reaching over 15 million consumers per month. As the premier destination for the new urban landscape, Vibe creates solutions for advertisers looking to engage consumers via music, entertainment, culture and lifestyle 18-54. Vibe’s owned and operated distribution channels include Vibe.com, Vibe magazine, VibeVixen.com, BBook.com, and BlackBook magazine. www.vibe.com www.vibevixen.com
Ron Burkle's The Yucaipa Companies, Magic Johnson Enterprises and InterMedia Partners announced in January of this year that they merged their Vibe and Uptown businesses with the BlackBook Media business and The Access Network Company. The merger of these premier assets was part of their media and technology consolidation strategy and follows an investment from the Yucaipa/Johnson partnership in January 2011 when it joined InterMedia Partners as the owners of Vibe Holdings, the entities' parent company.
About the Vibe Interactive technology platform:
Vibe Media’s technology initiatives are managed through its Access Network platform - a media and technology infrastructure serving leading content publishers through providing mobile-based, turn-key, hyper-local content search and management platform. Publishers use our technology and content platform to create, configure, and distribute custom-branded, local online and mobile applications. Brands leveraging the Access Network platform for their mobile and local content initiatives include BlackBook Guides, Guides by Bravo (NBCU), Corcoran Guides, CitiHabitats Guides, Diddy’s BlackBook, Jersey Shore Guides (MTV Networks), Out Guides, The Daily Tar Heel’s Guide to the University of North Carolina, The Famuan’s Campus Guide to Florida A&M University, and over 50 additional local College City Guides. www.accessnetwork.com.
About BlackBook Media
BlackBook Media celebrates its 15-year anniversary this year as a leading publisher in the progressive nightlife, fashion, and culture arena. Publisher of the BlackBook online and mobile city guides, BlackBookmag.com, and BlackBook magazine, delivering fashion and entertainment guides through the BlackBook Guides mobile applications, online at BBook.com, pocket-sized city guide books & BlackBook magazine. The BlackBook City Guides are the ultimate curated source to finding the best shops & boutiques, spas, restaurants, bars & clubs, and hotels and more in major worldwide cities. www.blackbookmag.com