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The Source magazine names Simone Amelia to newly created position of Content Director

(December 8, 2015) The NorthStar Group, publisher of The Source Magazine, have announced the appointment of Simone Amelia to the newly created position of Content Director.

"On behalf of The NorthStar Group, we are excited to have someone as skilled and well respected internationally as Simone Amelia on our team," said L. Londell McMillian, publisher and owner. "She is a first-rate journalist and known influencer who has vast experience in omni-media platforms and marketing business. She will help coordinate our print, entertainment and digital offerings for The Source and HERSource brands."

"I can't emphasize enough how The Source influenced the Hip-Hop lover, journalist and socially conscious spirit I am today," says Amelia. "From editorial to marketing to branding to international expansion, I look forward to lending my experience to this storied brand while learning and growing with our team."

Simone Amelia started her career in her native Australia, where she founded and edited the country's most successful on-sale Hip-Hop and R&B publication, Urban Hitz Magazine. She parlayed that success into a role specifically created for her as Content Manager of leading online retailer (a move that brought her to New York City) and then most recently shifted into radio, hosting shows on Hip Hop Nation (SiriusXM) and DASH Radio.

"I would beg my mother every month to buy me The Source as a pre-teen, which at the time was specially imported to Australia and therefore quite expensive. Its writers and editors spoke loudly to me through each page, sending a clear message that to be part of this culture was an honor. That Hip-Hop was unlike anything else, an uncomfortably beautiful bridge to endless possibilities. The Source truly taught me that a young ethnic girl from West Sydney, who grew up with a single mother thousands of miles away, could actually be part of the world she felt she belonged in, as long as she remained authentic to herself and put in the work."

The New York-based The NorthStar Group is a media, marketing, consulting and production company specializing in music, entertainment, fashion, arts, sports, technology, corporate and community initiatives. Founded in 1997, The NorthStar Group represents some of the nation’s leading brands, celebrities, influencers, entertainers, websites and magazines including, The Source Magazine and Jones Magazine.

The Source ( the leading international voice of Hip-Hop & Popular Music, Culture, Politics, Technology and Sports for over 27 years (print & online). The Source remains the industry’s most recognizable Hip-Hop media brand worldwide. For more information please log onto Follow us @thesource and

HERSource is an important component of The Source, online and magazine, covering Entertainment, Fashion, Beauty and Pop Culture for Women from a Hip-Hop Perspective. In each issue of The Source, there’s a curated HERSource section of content. For more information please follow @HERSource on social media and visit


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