About Jerry Doby

Jerry is Executive Editor of The Hype Magazine (http://gethypeonline.com), a member of the Recording Academy (Grammy365), as well as a freelance publicist with more than 10 years experience in the urban music field. He is also a Featured Contributor for Yahoo! Voices (A&E) (http://contributor.yahoo.com/user/jdobypr/)

In 2002, Jerry was recognized by the West Coast Hip Hop Hall of Fame for his contributions to the growth and education of independent artists.

8th Annual Global Mixx Music and Film Forum Announces Panelists and Honorary Co-chairs | @GlobalMixx #GMIXX2014


Global Mixx Music and Film Forum has begun announcing confirmed event panelists and co-chairs for their 8th annual event in Chicago Aug 15-17th, 2014. The Forum will include working entertainment professionals from the worlds of music, film, television and media. This year’s event is presented by ParentPowerChicago, an organization whose mission is to provide tools and […]


YouTube Will be Ripping Down Indie Music Videos ‘In a Matter of Days’ | Digital Music NewsDigital Music News

Don’t like YouTube’s terms and payouts?  Well, you can always go f*&k yourself.  According to details just disclosed by one YouTube employee, videos from independent labels that dislike YouTube’s payout terms will be summarily ripped down, starting ‘in a matter of days.’ “We will begin blocking videos within a matter of days to ensure that all […]


Who Is: E Sosa | @Esosa_ca_films

E Sosa

Young Talented Baltimore Artist who’s been rapping for 2 years and is steady rising with each project.His body of work is very effective and has drawn listeners from city to city and from all over the country with a flow of his own and creative lyrics E Sosa Continues to shift Baltimore’s Rap Culture. Who […]


ParentPowerChicago Presents 8th Global Mixx Music and Film Forum “Generation Next” Aug 15 – Aug 17 | @GlobalMixx


Eight years has seen the annual Global Mixx Forum http://globalmixxmusic.com grow to add a Film component to its yearly event. This years Music and Film forum will be held in Chicago Aug 15-17th, 2014.  has been the highlight of the summer and the go-to entertainment industry conference among both local and national attendees in the […]


Pinqy Ring ‘Little Hearts’ a story of surviving child sexual abuse | @PinqyRing

“After finally unpacking some heavy heartache, Latina rapper Pinqy Ring is ready to be brave and share her story through song. After dealing with childhood sexual abuse in the church at the hands of two different men, her life veered off into a path of destruction. After a car accident that left her in a […]


[Media Update] Def Leppard Takes Over AXS TV Sunday, December 29 for The “Day of Hysteria, 12-hour marathon | @axstv | The Hype Magazine 24/7 News

[Media Update] Def Leppard Takes Over AXS TV Sunday, December 29 for The

Def Leppard Takes Over AXS TV Sunday, December 29 When The Network Presents The Day Of Hysteria, A 12-Hour Marathon Including Exclusive Commentary From The Band And The Television Premiere Of DEF LEPPARD: VIVA! HYSTERIA At 8 P.M. ET/5 P.M. PT Day of Hysteria Also Features the Premiere of Cheap Trick at Budokan: The 35th […]


K Michelle and Nick Cannon cover premiere newsstand issue of The Hype Magazine | @KMichelle @NickCannon

K. Michelle, Nick Cannon, The Hype Magaizne debut issue

  The Hype Magazine, the worlds #1 digital magazine and online entertainment portal, announces its national newsstand debut Nov. 2013. The Magazines debut cover will boast Atlantic Records recording artist, R&B sensation and television star, K. Michelle as the cover story for the Winter Issue; joining her, is the multifaceted entertainer, and philanthropist, Nick Cannon […]


Astralwerks and Grammy winner deadmau5 Announce Partnership | @deadmau5 | The Urban Link

deadmau5 at the Grammys

Today two giants of electronic music– Astralwerks Records and deadmau5–each credited with pioneering the genre’s evolution from an esoteric subculture to its undeniable place in mainstream culture today, have joined forces. Kicking off the relationship, Astralwerks will release the brand new mau5trap compilation album “We Are Friends Vol. 2″ on November 12, 2013 with its pre-sale launching […]


Jennifer Hudson, Tamar Braxton, Smokey Robinson, K. Michelle And Wale Among Performers For Soul Train Awards 2013 | The Hype Magazine 24/7 News

Jennifer Hudson, Tamar Braxton, Smokey Robinson, K. Michelle And Wale Among Performers For Soul Train Awards 2013 | The Hype Magazine 24/7 News

[Media Update] NEW YORK, Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – CENTRIC, a BET Network, today revealed that Jennifer Hudson , Tamar Braxton , Smokey Robinson , K. Michelle, Ron Isley , Wale, Eric Benet , Candice Glover , Kem, Chrisette Michele, Bobby Caldwell and Joss Stone will be hitting the stage as performers for SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2013. This year’s show pays homage to the soul soundtrack of the 90′s, allowing fans to reminisce on a decade of influential black […]


X Factor Finalist David Correy Joins Miami Rapper Jesse James on Anti Bullying Anthem Outcast

Jesse James

Miami based rapper Jesse James and rising super star David Correy X-Factor, Coca-Cola 2014 World Cup Anthem, have come together to release a new anti bullying anthem entitled “Outcast.” The song is part of the new Jesse James project “Ahead of My Time” which also features Maybach Music Groups Fat Trel.David Correy, best known as […]


Introducing ‘Chuck Taylor Live – the Experience’ – Yahoo Voices – voices.yahoo.com

Chuck Taylor

Chuck Taylor is an impressive blend of a master musician, vocalist and lyricist rolled up into one extensive package. Bringing back funk blends mixed with a tinge of rock and hip hop, Taylor is going to be talked about as an artist for quite some time. His contributions to music are going to include returning […]


#NewMusic Cordula – ‘My Ride’ | @CordulaDavis

Cordula the Artist

Singer/Songwriter Cordula hails from the DMV and brings with her a wealth of musical and performance training, creating a polished yet very natural presence on stage and in her personal engagements with her fans.  Cordula’s new single “My Ride,” on Music’z Therapy/Universal/Fontana, released today, September 10, 2013 and is sure to be a fan favorite.  […]


Fonts and Branding: How Typography Affects Your Identity in the Music Industry – MTT – Music Think Tank

What does your typography say about you? It speaks volumes about your music brand and what it stands for. As visual creatures, most people respond to the look and feel of your music’s branding as much as its sound. According to the Social Science Research Network, 65 percent of the population learn visually. Since your […]


#NewMusic Benji Buckz Time In | @AV3_Benji

#NewMusic Benji Buckz Time In | @AV3_Benji | The Hype Magazine 24/7 News

Rapper Benji Buck$ released his debut single “Time In” via his new label situation with Universal Music Group / Fontana.  Buck$, a relatively new UMG/Fontana artist, wasted no time in making the move from concept to execution on this single project.  His major distribution deal was announced officially only several months prior to this single release. […]


Mi2N.com – Wealth Nation Entertainment/Universal Music Group-Fontana/INgrooves Signs Major Distribution Deal With New Rap Prodigy


Wealth Nation / Universal Music Group / Fontana Distribution, LLC…welcomes Hip Hop prodigy-Benji Buck$, of AV3 Entertainment. Connecticut native Benji Buck$ recent singles “Bang Bang” and “Gasin” featuring Glasses Malone, took the media by storm; going viral the same day he dropped. With such passion within his music, Benji Buck$ creates the right atmosphere for […]


Robert Terell and His Wealth Nation Create New Music Industry Dynamic – Yahoo! Voices – voices.yahoo.com

Robert Terell, CEO of Wealth Nation

With the music industry closing in on itself, major labels downsizing and beginning to specialize on specific styles and genres of music, it has become more imperative for artists and labels to have a champion well versed in the “New Music Industry.” Robert Terell and his new venture, Wealth Nation Entertainment, is rising to the […]