Simone Amelia Jordan Officially Launches Higher Ground Consulting Agency (EXCLUSIVE)
Simone Amelia Jordan is expanding her Higher Ground Consulting Agency after a soft launch during the pandemic’s peak in 2020.
Higher Ground Consulting Agency will now provide clients with mentorship, media training and strategy and professional development. Its focus will be on female-only clients from First Nations and culturally diverse backgrounds.
In addition to consulting, Jordan works as director of special projects for Media Diversity Australia and is writing her memoir “Tell Her She’s Dreamin'” as the winner of the 2021 Richell Prize.
She started out as editor of Urban Hitz, Australia’s first hip hop and R&B title published by a major magazine publishing house. From there, she’s been content director of The Source in New York City and host of Hip Hop Nation on SiriusXM Radio. She’s interviewed the likes of Micki Minaj, J. Cole, Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, Kendrick Lamar and Mac Miller.
Jordan said this experience, as well as the gap in the market for professional development for Australia’s thriving hip hop and R&B acts, would allow a select number of artists and creatives to receive critical, hands-on support.
“With 20-plus years of experience in local and international music, I hope to be a trusted guide for this thrilling generation of female talent and offer my passion, wisdom and support,” she aid.
Jordan and Higher Ground Consulting Agency also have the support of Diversity Arts Australia.
“Higher Ground will provide much-needed professional support to Australia’s female R&B and hip hop artists,” Lena Nahlous, CEO of Diversity Arts Australia, said. “Simone brings a wealth of knowledge and international industry expertise to broker unique opportunities for local talent.
“We work closely with Simone at DARTS and bear testament to the energy, commitment and skills she brings to everything she does.”
Naomi Wenitong, one half of First Nations pop and R&B act, Shakaya, also threw her support behind the new business venture.
“When I look across my shoulders at the remarkable women of my generation doing amazing things, Simone is, without doubt, one of them,” she said.
“It’s no surprise she has created this extraordinary consultancy, which is vital for female artists here in Australia.”