AllHipHop


AllHipHop

Infobox Website
name = AllHipHop



caption =
url = http://allhiphop.com
commercial = Yes
type = Music website
language = English
registration = Optional
owner = AHH Holdings LLC
author = Greg Watkins, Chuck Creekmur
launch date = 1998
current status = Active
revenue = US$4 million (as of 2007)
slogan = The world's most dangerous site

AllHipHop is a hip hop news website. Greg Watkins and Chuck Creekmur founded the website in 1998. [ [http://allhiphop.com/languages/en-US/docs/about.aspx About All Hip Hop] . AllHipHop. Accessed June 15 2008.] At five million visitors a month, it is the world's most popular hip hop website. [ [http://www.entrepreneur.com/tradejournals/article/167751579.html AllHipHop.com Relaunches New Urban Lifestyle Website.] . "Entrepreneur" magazine (September 1 2007). Accessed June 15 2008.] [Juslin, Anita (May 26 2008). [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/05/25/AR2008052501704.html Radio One CEO Prepares for Shareholders] . "The Washington Post". Accessed June 15 2008.] As of May 2008, it attracts over thirty-seven million page views a month. [Fung, Amanda (May 13 2008). [http://www.crainsnewyork.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080513/FREE/10335708 Radio One inks ad deal with AllHipHop.com] . Crain's New York Business. Accessed June 15 2008.] "Essence" magazine have dubbed it "the CNN of hip-hop". In 2007, "PC Magazine" listed it as one of the "Top 100 Undiscovered Web Sites". [Evans, Dan (August 27 2007). [http://www.pcmag.com/slideshow_viewer/0,1205,l=213934&s=25234&a=213919&po=30,00.asp?p=y Top 100 Undiscovered Web Sites] . "PC Magazine". Accessed June 15 2008.]

History

High school friends Greg Watkins and Chuck Creekmur grew up in Newark, Delaware.Pattison, Kermit (February 2008). [http://www.inc.com/magazine/20080201/allhiphopcoms-founders-thought-a-weeklong-event-would-raise.html Allhiphop.com's Founders Thought a Weeklong Event Would Raise the Company's Profile and Boost Growth] . "Inc." magazine. Accessed June 15 2008.] In 1997, Watkins registered the allhiphop.com domain to promote the artists on Oblique Recordings, a small record label he operated. The site provided music downloads to promote the label's artists. After reaching 30,000 downloads a month, Watkins struck deals with eMusic and other retailers to sell downloads. His friend Creekmur, a freelance journalist, had launched a website, tantrum-online.com, in New York. After merging the companies, they adapted Trantrum's exclamation point logo for AllHipHop. [ [http://remixmag.com/production/music_business/remix_staying_power Staying Power] . "Remix" magazine (March 1 2008). Accessed June 15 2008.] By 2003, the business generated enough revenue for Watkins to quit his job and work on the website full time. Creekmur did the same next year. In 2007, the revenue exceeded US$4 million.

References

External links

* [http://allhiphop.com Official website]
*myspace|allhiphop


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