Sunday, December 28, 2008
First, The News! What happened to YsabellaBrave? That's what her staunchest fans are asking on her website's Message Board. Here are the facts. Earlier this month, YsabellaBrave's music channel and her talk channel were suspended. Ysabella, a.k.a. MaryAnne, is one of the most popular singers on YouTube. The 29 year old, living in San Francisco, rose up the Top 100 Chart last year, peaking in the 20s back in the Spring of 2007. Although no longer in the Top 100, she had 35,636 Subscribers on December 7th, 2008. MaryAnne's popular covers of pop songs from the 1930s through more modern times, along with her original songs, led to discussions with Warner Brothers. MaryAnne recently said, "I was at one time signed with Warner until I dissolved my contract with them (which was incredibly difficult to do). I do not know if the issue youtube is having with Warner has any relevance to what happened to my channels or not." She refers to the recent order by Warner Music Group to YouTube that resulted in all Warner artists' music videos being removed from the site. This has also effected bands such as Red Hot Chili Peppers.
MaryAnne has had other troubles lately. It is said that she suffers from a chronic health concern and also lost her job in December. Even with all this, she left this positive post on her site on Christmas, "Merry Christmas and God bless us, every one!!!" If you would like to donate to MaryAnne, here is a link to her PayPal page. She has provided many hours of pleasure to her fans. Please consider giving something back to MaryAnne, I did!
Now, The Videos!
Rachel Farley is a young singer with a voice that sounds like it comes from someone with years of singing history. She HAS been singing since she was 5, but she still sounds older than 13! Here's a video from Rachel in which she tells us about herself and her music. Be sure to listen to her Heidi Newfield cover of "Johnny and June" and her most recent video featuring an original song, "Country Christmas."
Made by: rachelfarleymusic
Now you can see the personality behind the music! Hope you like it! ;)
Savannah Berry is also 13 and also is a talented singer. She just started playing guitar but is already quite good at it! Here she is, on stage singing the Dolly Parton classic, "Jolene." Also watch her Hanna Montana cover of "I Miss You" from a year ago and her most recent vid "Probably Wouldn't Be This Way."
Made by: SavannahSings
Savannah Berry singing Jolene by Dolly Parton
We've been writing about TiffanyJoAllen here since the Spring of 2007. I was one of her first 10 subscribers! Now, she has over 52 Thousand Subscribers and 12,123,215 Total Video Views! Tiffany Jo is 16 and has become quite a popular YouTubeStar! In this video, she is interviewed by the YouTraxTV team. be sure to also watch her "Santa Baby" video. She just uploaded it last week and it already has about a Quarter Million views! You can download an MP3 of the song for FREE on her website!
Made by: YouTraxTV
http://www.youtrax.tv We are your home for song makeovers as well as featured Youtube artists. We also offer tips and tricks and tutorials on home studio recordings. On the "Best Of" we offer segments from our regular half hour shows so you can get a feel of what the show is all about. On this segment we interview the beautiful and talented Youtube artist Tiffany Jo Allen. If you like it and want to see or download the full episode in full resolution and stereo then please go to our web site linked above and subscribe to the show. And please subscribe here as well and remember to tell all your friends that you've been discovered, and as always ...stay tuned....
Celeste is a teenage singer who has already tasted success. She's been on Radio Disney and has sung on stage with the Jonas Brothers and Hanna Montana! Here is a preview of an original song called "Granddaddy's Island" which will soon be available on iTunes! Be sure to also watch her great cover of Shania Twain's "That Don't Impress Me Much" from last Spring, and the Preview of her other new original song, "My Jeans" from last week.
Made by: Celestemusic5
Preview of Grandaddy's Island (original song)
Artist - Celeste
Produce by - Andrew Lane
Written by - Celeste, Andrew Lane and Chris Burgess
Available on Itunes February 2008
Hope you guys like it and thanks for watching!!!
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Here's a link to this Playlist on YouTube.
Friday, December 05, 2008
Time to Shop - 2008
First, the News! Things are changing at YouTube. I'm sure you've noticed the new wider video box. Some YouTube videos are now being shown in HD, producing a much clearer picture. There are also more ads than ever on YouTube, but that's understandable - they have to find a way to pay the huge bills for storage and bandwidth.
There's also a shift in what content is allowed and what content is promoted. YouTube is in the process of an image makeover by promoting their new YouTube Symphony and by making it harder to find sexually oriented material. At YouTube's Symphony Orchestra page, we read, "We invite musicians from around the world to audition for the YouTube Symphony Orchestra. Your video entries will be combined into the first ever collaborative virtual performance, and the world will select the best of you to perform at New York City's Carnegie Hall in April 2009." Get out your Cellos and Violins and make your entry video!
In a follow-up to my very popular article, "Sex on YouTube," I would like to report that YouTube is changing its policy on sexually suggestive content, effective immediately. Content flagged by viewers and reviewed by staff deemed to have sexually explicit content are age restricted and will no longer be promoted on Most Viewed lists and Honor pages. No one who has given a date of birth when they made their account which would indicate that they are under 18 will be able to watch these videos, and they should now be harder to find for everyone.
What is considered sexually suggestive? Here's part of the answer, from YouTube's Help page on Age-Restricted videos:
"Videos featuring sexually explicit content like real sex acts are not allowed. Other content like nudity and dramatized or implied sexual conduct may be considered sexually suggestive depending on whether or not it is intended or designed to arouse viewers.
Nudity includes exposed or partially covered genitalia, buttocks, or breasts, as well as sheer clothing. Videos featuring individuals in minimal or revealing clothing may also be age-restricted if they're intended to elicit a sexual response."
Please read YouTube's Help page for more on this.
And Now, On With The Show!!!
Here's a young and talented singer named Rachel Farley, singing her excellent cover version of Taylor Swift's hit, "Love Story." I'm not even going to tell you how old this young lady is, you wouldn't believe it anyway! Rachel sounds like she's been singing for a very long time. She has a great voice and is also quite a good guitar player. Rachel has many live shows coming up in both Tennessee and Georgia. Visit her MySpace page to hear 6 great country songs and to see a list of her Upcoming Shows. I predict that we'll all be hearing a lot more from Rachel in the coming years!
Made by: rachelfarleymusic
Rachel performing Love Story by Taylor Swift
Here's Celeste with a fun cover of Shania Twain's song, "That Don't Impress Me Much." Celeste substitutes Jonas Brothers for Shania's references to Elvis and Rocket Scientists in this music video guaranteed to make you smile. Celeste is quite a good singer and has already had success with Radio Disney. Her MySpace page says, "Throughout 2006-2007 Celeste opened for Raven in Concert, The Jonas Brothers and performed at The Kelly Clarkson -Addicted to Love Tour- and the Cheetah Girls/Hannah Montana Concerts." Very impressive!
Made by: Celestemusic5
My off the wall tribute to The Jonas Brothers. I hope you enjoy it and get a laugh. I am performing backup and lead vocals. Don't get me wrong I really like the Jonas Brothers. I even had the honor of opening for them in 2007.
Honors for this video -
34 Most Discussed
56 Top Rated
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The fun continues with this lipsynch from one of my favorite YouTubers, the lovely and talented CelestialSam. Wikipedia says, "'Anything You Can Do' is a song composed by Irving Berlin for the 1946 Broadway musical, Annie Get Your Gun. The song is a spirited duet, with one male singer and one female singer attempting to out-do each other in increasingly complex tasks." Sam collabs with Aaron of APriceProduction in this charming vid. Watch; it's great!
Made by: celestialsam
Category: Howto & Style
A fun collaboration with Aaron:
Watch my sad collaboration with myself on my VixenVivacity channel here:
Yes, it is officially the Holiday Season. Let me be the first to wish you a Merry Christmas! If you don't celebrate Christmas, have a happy holiday or a wonderful winter solstice! Regardless of which way you lean in holiday preferences, I'm sure you'll enjoy this beautiful performance of a holiday classic by MeRubyCollins. Ruby has 75 videos up on YouTube for your listening pleasure, go check them out! You can also buy her three CDs at CDBaby.
Made by: merubycollins
Oh holy night (Christmas song #2)
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