Thursday, June 15, 2006


They got signed!

Did you know that YouTube serves over 50 million videos a day? With that many people watching, it was just a matter of time until some YouTube Stars would get signed to work on bigger projects. Here are three YouTube success stories.

MadV (real name - Thaniel) began his YouTube career on April 11th, 2006 with a clip of him "guitar-synching" to Jimmy Page's guitar solo in Led Zeppelin's "Heartbreaker". In this first and all subsequent appearances, he wears a mask worn by V from the movie "V for Vendetta". In his fourth video, he began to demonstrate his "mad skillz" as an illusionist. Somehow, MadV is able to spin a playing card in mid air, turn pages in a book without touching them, write without touching the pen, and bend a spoon by pointing at it. His most amazing illusion is when he removes his mask to reveal nothing but empty space where his head should be!

On May 9th, 2006, MadV said Goodbye with the following video. Next to it, he wrote, "It's been a great few weeks for me. What started off as a joke turned into a connection with so many people. After 4 weeks of going viral across the internet I've just signed a contract with a TV production company, and as a result, there can be no more MadV on YouTube. I just wanted to say 'goodbye' in a meaningful way...I can't thank the fans enough - all the comments, the tributes, the dedication - you guys really are awesome. I've learned a lot, and I hope some of you have too. It's been fun along the way. If I could leave just one idea - it would be this: We are all part of this world, so let's respect one another. If you gotta be sayin something, say it nice. Don't let the haters stand in your way. I didn't. True!"

If you can't see the video above, watch it at YouTube.

For sheer entertainment, they don't come much better than Brookers. Brookers (real name - Brooke Brodack) has made 30 videos for YouTube to date and is one of its most popular members. I plan to do an entire post on her in the future. But for now, I'll report that she has been signed by Carson Daly Productions. According to, "Via his Carson Daly Prods. banner, Daly will work with Brodack on content for TV, Internet and mobile outlets." Read more in this post on Brooke's MySpace. She has also made a MySpace post with a news video from G4TV about the deal. Watch this sometimes emotional Thank-You video entitled "Everything Changes" that Brooke uploaded on May 30th and has already been seen over 466 Thousand times.

If you can't see the video above, watch it at YouTube.

Sammy and Sasha Nelson
Sammy and Sasha Nelson are twin 14-year-old girls who sing and play guitars. According to their website, "[they] are thrilled with the early reaction their recently completed demo CD has been receiving from several well-known Los Angeles music executives. The CD recorded by the powerhouse producer team of Vince Lawrence and Josie Aiello at Slang Studios took several months of studio time to complete. The final result has been well worth the wait! The six-song compilation of rock tunes demonstrates their considerable vocal talent, as well as their guitar playing abilities. Many music professionals that have heard the CD are in agreement that each song is a potential hit! Sammy and Sasha are scheduled to be in Los Angeles in the coming weeks to meet with record companies and promote their CD. They hope to complete their debut album this fall. Check out their new songs, which can be found on their website at"

Now I don't know if the twins got their record deal because of the 5 videos they have on YouTube, or not. But Sammy does announce the record deal on her YouTube profile page. Their cover video of Extreme's "More Than Words" has been viewed over 42 Thousand times, and the video of their original song, "No More," shown below, has been viewed over 162 Thousand times!

If you can't see the video above, watch it at YouTube.

Who's next?
Who do you think will be the next YouTube member to move up to the big time? Who do you think is the best YouTube videomaker? Click that comment link below and let me know what YOU think!

I don't if she is going to be famous, but I love this clip:


Lisa Nova! Man she's on fire. Her videos are well thought out and the topics are interesting.....far cry from the ditzy girls who gain views by sitting in front of the camera and talking about nonsense.
Check out her stuff, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised and entertained.

you guys should really goo hear this girl jecelyn01 on youtube shes really good she puts up new videos all the time shes the next miley cyrus/demi lovato i requested a song from her and she put it up for me the next day it was awesome thats how good her voice it goo check it

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