The first of anything is never going to be a flawless affair, and that was the mindset that many people, as well as the creators, had coming into the first-ever YouTube Music Awards yesterday (November 3), and the live event was an absolute embodiment of the internet; funny, awkward, and creative. The show held at New York City’s Pier 36, was a star studded event that was on everyone’s radar, not only for the sake of it being an awards show, but for the innovation of the event itself.
Hosted by Jason Schwartzman, along with comedian Reggie Watts, the Spike Jonze directed event was very YouTube in that you didn’t know what you would get, and once you got it you didn’t know why you enjoyed it--you just did. Chock full of awkward moments, the anything goes motto was on full display.From both hosts climbing ladders to get to the VIP section to present an award, to crying babies interrupting Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ acceptance speech, to the chaotic run around the hosts were on throughout the show to find winners, it was different, engaging, and it definitely shook up the traditional format, which people have been calling “snoozefests” as of late.
Her debut album, “The End of My Beginnings,” topped the charts earlier this year as #1 in Internet Radio Spins for “Top 50 Indie Artists," her YouTube channel has had over 1,225,000 views, and she has ranked #1 in New York and #4 in the nation as an “Indie Artist” on REVERBNATION- and she did it all without a record label. With such huge success, the sky is the limit for Darnaa. Her hit "Runaway" is both inspiring and a showcase of her talent.
Rising actress and comedian Syd Wilder has caught our eye with her hilarious antics and sexy Southern belle look- she's the complete package. When she's not showing off her acting chops on the silver screen alongside stars like Seth Rogan, Mekhi Pfeifer, and Mischa Barton (just to name drop a few), you can catch her cracking jokes on stage at the Flappers Comedy Club or uploading some outrageous sketches on the internet. We got to speak with this comedic starlet and get a sneak peek into her crazy rise to stardom.
YouTube has announced today that they will hold their first-ever YouTube Music Awards on November 3rd. The event, which will take place at Pier 36 in New York City, will be hosted by actor/musician Jason Schwartzman. This first-of-its-kind event has set it sights on shaking up the traditional awards show format, and will surely be a captivativing event to experience. The 90-minute event, produced by Spike Jonze, will live stream on YouTube, and will award winners in six categories that will be solely based on viewer votes. Headlining the inaugural show will be Lady GaGa, Eminem, and Arcade Fire, along with more to be announced later. Check out the video below with host Jason Schwartzman detailing the November 3rd event.
“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope”. –Martin Luther King, Jr. This is the belief of Healthline as it recently partnered with the Timothy Ray Brown Foundation to launch a video campaign encouraging hope and giving advice to recently diagnosed HIV patients.
The campaign, entitled “You’ve Got This”, requires individuals to upload their videos to YouTube in which they try to inspire hope and provide useful advice to the recently diagnosed. They are encouraged to speak from the heart as they tell their own tales of when they were first diagnosed; their fears, reasonable and unreasonable; the best advice they can think to give someone recently diagnosed; and what helped them learn to cope.
When it comes to hits, Katy Perry has the undeniable ability to produce them. Her album, Teenage Dream had five #1 singles on the billboard top 100. A record that no artist had been able to beat since Michael Jackson's Bad in 1988.
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Stop motion animation has brought us some of the most stylized and cool-looking animated shows and movies. It spawned Gumby, Wallace and Gromit, and shaped The Nightmare Before Christmas. It’s an art form that takes a ton of time and patience. Each increment of movement has to be captured by the camera. It’s almost like slowly repositioning a person and taking pictures of them over and over again.
Stop motion lovers and video game lovers alike will appreciate the stunning amount of effort that went into this one minute piece of animated goodness. FinalCutKing has brought a Super Mario level to life using just Post-It notes. How many, you say? Just 7,000. Mario takes a trip all around an office wall, literally bursting to life from what seems to be a computer emulator. His typical coin collecting, Goomba smashing, journey quickly becomes out of the ordinary, though.
Given the opportunity, most of us would go back in time to have a chat with our younger selves. You’re never too young or too old to want to go back, warn yourself about things to come or tell yourself that things get better. Most of us might want to go back and stop our teen selves from making disastrous fashion choices, romantic choices, or picking careers that don’t exactly net us millions. We’re human, though, and our entire lives are full of moments we wish someone who understood us well was there to talk to.
We know, Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know” is everywhere. It’s on the radio, TV, and on rotation in just about every hip clothing store’s music playlist. The internet’s no help. There are Gotye parodies lurking around just about every corner. Some are great and some are...Well, we’ve gone through a lot of parodies to bring you the one featured today, and we have suffered for it. Let’s face it, the song is relatable and really catchy.