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YouTube Wants To Be More Than Just "Internet Famous"—Here's How

YouTube Wants To Be More Than Just "Internet Famous"—Here's How | Aspiring Artists on YouTube | Scoop.it
The new strategy mixes online celebrities with off-site advertising.
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Google is launching a new feature called "Google preferred." This is going to help YouTube stars immensely. With Google preferred YouTube can attract bigger advertisers for the top 5%! This will allow YouTubers with high subscriber rates and viewers to have billboards and other means of advertising like other celebrities. 

 

I think that this is a great idea because it allows people with real talents to advertise themselves, when they wouldn't be able to otherwise. It is a great opportunity and would put more people on a equal playing field! And it's a win win for YouTube. More people will create accounts and YouTube will get money from the advertisers. I don't see any negatives! 

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YouTube Statistics by Socialblade | Youtube Stats

YouTube Statistics by Socialblade | Youtube Stats | Aspiring Artists on YouTube | Scoop.it
Utilize Socialblade.com to check your Youtube Stats and track your progress. Socialblade is a premiere youtube community where you can chat with other youtubers.
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Social Blade is a website that tracks the subscribers to views ratio. For example username "PewDiePie" has a game network on YouTube. This person has 28,822,137 subscribers and 4,419,170,765 viewers! His estimated income from Youtube yearly is 2 Million-16.8 million. This website also gives the subscriber and views rankings. For this example this user has the 6th highest subscribers and the 6th highest views.

 

Websites like this really show how amazing YouTube really is. It is so crazy to me that so many people can become so successful from a simple upload of a video. Because of websites like this, people can see this great success and are encouraged to try to do the same. That is why there are so many people posting videos of themselves singing. If someone found success in it then they may too! 

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Video: Why Does This High School Senior's Song Have Over 6 Million YouTube Views?

Minnesota Teen Molly Kate Kestner's runaway hit has a worldwide following in just a few weeks.
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This video features a typical high school senior with 6 million views on a video of her singing an original song uploaded to her YouTube. She really has a incredible voice and has great song writing talent. She was not expecting any response from the public, she wrote the song in only fifteen minutes. 

 

I believe the reason this video because so popular (besides her amazing voice) is because of the story she describes in the song. It's about growing up around abuse and overcoming obstacles. Just like how America is reading more happy good for the soul news articles, they want to hear music with a good message. Times are hard and hearing "everything is going to be alright" can be extremely uplifting and encouraging. Everyone can relate to her story in one way or another. She recorded the song on a cracked iPhone and is really just an american girl. Of course this video is viral! 

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RiverStokes708's curator insight, August 11, 2014 4:17 PM

People are expressing their personal lives on youtube, to get some type of reaction.  I do see people singing or rapping about their lives like this all the time, I mean its cool but i feel regardless you know that your going to get views because it is sad and you wanna see some type of sympathy in your feedback.

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With a simple push of a button your life could be changed forever

With a simple push of a button your life could be changed forever | Aspiring Artists on YouTube | Scoop.it
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The internet is a land of equal opportunity but there is a catch. This only applies to the people who are fortunate enough to live in a free country. There are unfortunately countries with a censored internet. A lot of opportunities are lost for people with such restrictions. Just clicking the "enter" button on YouTube gives many people the opportunity to succeed on the internet. It is just a shame that not everyone gets this same opportunity. 

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RiverStokes708's curator insight, August 11, 2014 4:11 PM

I think its great how much access you have to go viral to the internet. Without any subscription to the site and it being totally free is just great.

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YouTube country sensation Julia Sheer charts new path

YouTube country sensation Julia Sheer charts new path | Aspiring Artists on YouTube | Scoop.it
The experiment highlights an untapped market for country music.
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This article features Julie Sheer, a country artist. She started posting videos of herself five years ago of herself singing onto YouTube when she was only 16 years old. Now she has over 72 million views! She is recording a song called "Should've run" that will be featured on the YouTube channel "Country Now" which is produced in a studio in Nashville. 

 

They are using this site as a experiment in launching artists careers through YouTube. I think this is a great idea and more studios should do follow their lead. It is a wonderful opportunity for the singers but also a huge opportunity for record dealers to recruit and fine pure talent!  

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Ordinary people who became YouTube millionaires

Ordinary people who became YouTube millionaires | Aspiring Artists on YouTube | Scoop.it
You'd never guess who's getting rich on YouTube. Would you believe elementary girls that play with food, video gamers and toy collectors.
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This article gives ten examples of people who became highly successful from YouTube. They all come from a variety of backgrounds and have different talents. The talents the article features range from game play, collectors to  comedians.

 

Each person has become highly successful because of their fan base. This has become such a internet trend because of all these success stories. These were all ordinary people who wanted to document their hobbies. I think people attach themselves to these videos because they are so relatable. When you see someone doing what you love it is inspiring to motivate yourself to do the same. I really think that since America is in such a different mindset than the past that these videos are pure entertainment. People see them as a series and completely relatable. It is different from a movie where you see famous actors and actresses as a character different from themselves. You don't actually see them for what they are and love. 

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RiverStokes708's curator insight, August 11, 2014 4:12 PM

It would be great to become a millionaire off of just something you think is funny or something that you love doing.  Ordinary people coming up with their own original ideas and getting famous off of it must be a great feeling.

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15 Aspiring Musicians Who Found Fame Through YouTube [VIDEOS]

15 Aspiring Musicians Who Found Fame Through YouTube [VIDEOS] | Aspiring Artists on YouTube | Scoop.it
Thanks to the wonders of social media, nowadays talent scouts are more likely to find the next big thing online than at the mall. While MySpace was once the place to be discover...
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Here are examples of the potential success to every upload on YouTube. 

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RiverStokes708's curator insight, August 11, 2014 4:20 PM

Myspace was defiantly a big factor back in the day to make it in the music scene but people weren't really getting to much of a visual.  It was so great that youtube came into play for follow up artists.  This says 15 and there are so many more to come as long as youtube doesn't get corrupted.

Ronald Vargas-Vidal's curator insight, December 4, 2015 3:56 PM

YouTube has provided the easiest tool to post your vocal\music skills instead of doing small gigs, hoping that some record producer would recognize your talent. A lot of famous musicians have derived from Youtube.

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Justin Bieber became one of the first famous artists to be discovered on YouTube. Here is one of his first singing videos that went viral.

http://www.myspace.com/justinbieber http://www.twitter.com/justinbieber http://www.facebook.com/justinbieber Now signed by Island Def Jam records and Usher. ...
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This video is one of Justin Biebers first posts on YouTube. He was discovered on this network and was quickly taken notice by many artists including Justin Timberlake and Usher. He is now arguably the most famous teen pop star all because of Youtube. Many singers are now trying to post similar cover videos in hopes of going Viral. 

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RiverStokes708's curator insight, August 11, 2014 4:14 PM

One of the first and defiantly a talented artist for sure.  Im pretty sure he had to put in a lot of work to start getting those views, because there is so many artists out here trying to make it just like bieber.