The Story of Influx

INFLUX Magazine & Entertainment News

The Story of INFLUX Magazine & Entertainment News, often stylized as INFLUX Magazine or 1NFLUX Magazine, first launched in the year 1997. Originally, it was an online e-zine, only publishing periodic reviews and entertainment industry news. Really, it was a blog before there were blogs!

Influx 2001
INFLUX as it looked in print in 2001 with Paul Frank on the cover.

However, in the year 2000, INFLUX Began a full-color, freely distributed, glossy entertainment magazine which was distributed in Orange County, Los Angeles County and even into San Diego County.

In its early days, the magazine was known for giving exposure to emerging artists (including Nelly Furtado, the Black Eyed Peas, Paul Frank and others).

Eventually as online publishing expanded, in 2003, INFLUX Magazine & Entertainment News published its final print issue.

For the next few years, INFLUX Magazine & Entertainment News maintained its presence online and retained only a handful of contributors. The magazine experienced a bit of a revival in 2006, which continued for the next few years.

However, in 2013, the crew took to rebuilding INFLUX Magazine & Entertainment News, re-branding its image, and launching it in a powerful new direction.

Since its relaunch in May 2013, INFLUX Magazine & Entertainment News writers have contributed thousands of articles, interviewed A-list celebrities, and become a mainstay in entertainment media and the publication is closing in on 7 million unique visitors and its YouTube channel isn’t far behind, also nearing the 7 million views mark. Not too bad for a publication made entirely of a volunteer staff!