Hannah Karp Named Editorial Director of HipHopMagz Media Group


Industry veteran promoted to newly-created function overseeing all multi-platform editorial protection.

Billboard Media Group is proud to announce right now that Hannah Karp has been named Editorial Director efficient instantly. The newly created function marks the primary new editorial promotion at Billboard since Valence’s acquisition. Karp is being promoted from her most up-to-date function as Billboard’s News Director, overseeing all music trade protection for the publication, and she is going to now oversee all editorial protection and evaluation of the music enterprise with a particular emphasis on content material and serving the trade throughout platforms. 

Karp’s standing as an trade veteran represents a shift again to the best requirements of journalism. She has performed a vital function in managing breaking and enterprising information tales throughout Billboard’s digital platform since becoming a member of in April, 2017, assembling the journal's Topline part, and advising within the curation of Billboard’s energy lists and plenty of information options.

“Promoted from inside, she each is aware of and is thought to the trade, whereas her editorial imaginative and prescient aligns with the larger enterprise imaginative and prescient throughout platforms, genres, and territory strains in addition to print, digital and tv dwell occasions and conferences. Also price noting, Hannah is the primary lady within the historical past of the publication to imagine this function,” says Deanna Brown, Valence Managing Director.

Prior to becoming a member of Billboard, Karp led business-related music protection at The Wall Street Journal. As the newspaper’s music trade reporter, she lined breaking information, crafted narrative options, wrote for the publication’s enterprise, leisure and know-how blogs, and lined earnings and monetary information. Over the course of the decade-plus Karp spent on the Wall Street Journal, she lined a spread of beats together with sports activities, nationwide information, the buyer product trade, journey, and life-style. Her sports activities protection for the publication received her the Newswoman’s Club’s Front Page Award in 2011. The Berkeley, CA native graduated from Duke University with a B.A. in economics and has a Master of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University.

“Hannah has an exemplary historical past as a journalist, and notably in music. She is revered all through our hallways, and our trade,” stated Modi Wiczyk, Co-CEO of Valence Media. “We know that she is going to relentlessly pursue integrity – in our journalism, in our charts, in our company tradition, and in our interactions with our trade constituents.”

Billboard’s 13th Annual Women in Music Event in New York tonight (Dec. 6) will mark Karp’s first official outing as Editorial Director. The highly-regarded occasion, held along with the discharge of Billboard’s Women in Music difficulty, honors prime feminine artists and highly effective feminine executives within the trade.