Simone Amelia Jordan is a veteran music journalist and host. She founded and edited Urban Hitz, Australia’s highest-selling R&B and hip-hop publication, then spent a decade working in New York City where she became the first international editor of The Source magazine and on-air host of SiriusXM channel, Hip Hop Nation channel. Her celebrity interviews have amassed over 13 million YouTube views. She has also worked as a digital news journalist at Sydney.  Simone now runs Higher Ground Consulting Agency, providing professional development for Australian artists and creatives especially from First Nations and culturally diverse backgrounds.