Press Release …..
Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival Announces Sponsors and Partners including Virgin Mobile,Xbox, AllHipHop.com and MySpace.com.
Organizers of the First Annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival (BHF) set to take place on Saturday, June 18th, are pleased to announce Virgin Mobile and Xbox as official sponsors of the event. Wes Jackson, president of Room Service productions said that “We are proud to have Virgin Mobile and Xbox on board as our partners. Both companies have youthful, high quality products, and creative marketing strategies that we’re proud to be able to collaborate with. When you’re dealing with an event of this size, production costs are always a factor – their sponsorship gives us the ability to produce a high quality show, and keep it free and open to the public; the way it should be.”
In addition to solidifying sponsorship for the celebration, the BHF has teamed up with several key partners who will be participating in the festivities. AllHipHop.com will be the official Online Media Partner for the BHF. Founded in 1998, AllHipHop.com is the number one online destination for Hip Hop news, reviews and industry insights. While most sites report on the buzz, AllHipHop.com members create it, as they are thought-leaders, trendsetters and tastemakers. Their daily news alerts go out to over 500k subscribers. One such subscriber is Def Jam Founder and CEO of Rush Communications, Russell Simmons, who describes the site as “a great resource for Hip Hop. I know that I can count on my daily news alerts being accurate and timely. AllHipHop is making a significant impact upon Hip Hop.”
Organizers are also particularly excited about their recent partnership with MySpace.com. MySpace has quickly become the number one online networking portal helping to propel the blogosphere phenomenon that many Hip Hop artists use as an important tool in promotion. The site is home to over 14.5 million subscribers and 25,000+ Hip Hop artists.
“The most exciting cultural scene in the world is developing here in Brooklyn, and a homegrown hip hop festival is long overdue,” said Steve Hindy, founder and president of the Brooklyn Brewery. All updates and artist confirmations can be found at the festival website, www.brooklynhiphopfest.com.