YouTube, the new way to become famous?

Thomas123

DTVUSA Member
#1
I've been hearing more and more stories of people, who are now famous, getting discovered through YouTube. Latest being the young lady in the Diet Dr. Pepper commercials. Do you post to these sites in hopes of being the next big thing?
 

MrPogi

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Staff member
#2
Arnell Pineda - Homeless Filipino kid, now lead singer for Journey.
Neal Schon Discovered him on YouTube - this video.
[video=youtube_share;ragdoUO6s5w]http://youtu.be/ragdoUO6s5w[/video]

You can watch the documentary "Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey" on netflix...
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We have tickets to a show in July -
 

Thomas123

DTVUSA Member
#3
Arnell Pineda - Homeless Filipino kid, now lead singer for Journey.
Neal Schon Discovered him on YouTube - this video.
[video=youtube_share;ragdoUO6s5w]http://youtu.be/ragdoUO6s5w[/video]

You can watch the documentary "Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey" on netflix...
Netflix - Unlimited TV Shows & Movies Online

We have tickets to a show in July -
I've seen it and it's just do interesting to me. The more tech driven we get as a people, the more new doors open.
 

Funafuti

DTVUSA Member
#4
Justin Beiber was a YouTube discovery as well, which makes me wonder if YouTube has really been worth it. His mom posted a bunch of videos of him singing when he was 12 or 13, and the rest is history. Here's an early one that I think is particularly ironic in retrospect, in that it is a cover of a Chris Brown song. 20 years from now will we compare these two by their top ten hits or by their jail time?

[video=youtube;eQOFRZ1wNLw]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQOFRZ1wNLw#t=19[/video]
 

MMkaho

DTVUSA Member
#6
well it is a good way to get noticed instead of these "Back alley" websites that don't really get noticed plus some people cant really afford the proper advertisement
 

tmcmeekin

DTVUSA Member
#7
I've been hearing more and more stories of people, who are now famous, getting discovered through YouTube. Latest being the young lady in the Diet Dr. Pepper commercials. Do you post to these sites in hopes of being the next big thing?
Yes, I think YouTube is one tool that can be used to help people become famous. The question is whether people are successful because of YouTube, or just that people who are successful happen to have used YouTube but would have been famous eventually either way. It usually takes talent to maintain fame and not just be a flash in the pan. There are also different levels of fame. Michelle Phan, the girl you mention, just booked one commercial and is hardly a household name yet.

Do I use YouTube, and other social media, in hopes of furthering my career? You bet. For anyone remotely related to the entertainment or media industry - like actors, singers, writers - you'd be a fool not to. (Now, if you're a grade school teacher or research scientist, that's a different story.)
 
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