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    Madilyn Bailey’s Cover of ‘Crazy’ + Flula Beatboxing = Beautiful, Beautiful Music [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO]

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

    Quick, what’s better than Flula beatboxing? Why, Flula beatboxing on top of Madilyn Bailey singing, of course! NMR decided great just wasn’t good enough at Playlist Live 2014, so we paired the talented, pretty Madilyn Bailey with the equally talented and pretty Flula on the expo hall-parked Gibson Tour Bus and then let the magic […]

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    Friday, March 21, 2014

     Audience! Bro Army! Moosh Army! Niches! Smoshers! Insert other channel collective audience name here! We’ve fought it out on the battlefields, on the comments boards and forums across the internet. But there can only be one channel to rule them all. To celebrate Playlist Live this weekend, NMR and Playlist have joined forces to anoint […]

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    Write for NMR

    Tuesday, March 18, 2014

    NMR WANTS YOU. Want to write for NewMediaRockstars? Of course you do! Well, here’s your chance. But who are you? You’re someone with a deep, unreasonable love of all things social media. You have a need to write and to express. You know all your favorite social media stars, but you’re constantly on the lookout […]

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    Daneboe | ‘Annoying Orange’ Creator

    Thursday, February 13, 2014

    Dane Boedigheimer, aka Daneboe, is at this point already a YouTube legend. And he’s also a super nice guy. Of course, I’ve probably said that in at least 4 million of the 5 million articles I’ve written about YouTube “legends,” but seriously, honestly this time: Dane belongs on the YouTube Mount Rushmore along with Keyboard Cat, and […]

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    Wong Fu Productions | Filmmakers

    Wednesday, December 18, 2013

    Among those creators who have proven that thoughtful, high quality original content can exist within the online video realm, Wong Fu Productions is at the top of the list. Made up of Philip Wang, Wesley Chan and Ted Fu, the independent filmmaking trio have been writing, producing and directing short films, music videos and web […]

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    Bart Baker | Comedian, Parody Artist

    Friday, November 22, 2013

    NMR had a chance to sit down with Bart Baker, one of the best and brightest talents in Maker’s stable. He’s wild and feisty in his videos — so it seemed like he could be a real pain-in-the-ass to deal with in person. But pain-in-the-ass or not, Baker is totally his own story and well worth […]

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    Jen From Head To Toe | Beauty Guru

    Tuesday, August 20, 2013

    Jen Chae, better known to many as the face and personality behind hit YouTube beauty channel From Head To Toe is roughly 1/4 of my size. Pair that with the fact that I know absolutely nothing about her forte — makeup — and you’ve got some potential ingredients for a very awkward interview. And yet, […]

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    Madilyn Bailey | Singer-Songwriter

    Tuesday, August 13, 2013

    Clad in a rhinestone-encrusted, white formal dress, it was hard not to take notice of YouTube singer Madilyn Bailey from across the hotel lobby. Seated alongside her parents and boyfriend, Madilyn barely resembles the often serious and professional persona fans see in her music videos. Among the laughter and teasing of her family members, Madilyn […]

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Lindsey Stirling ‘Shatters’ The YouTube Space L.A. For Her Album Debut Party [INTERVIEW]


Need proof that something awesome is happening in L.A.? Take last night for instance — a seemingly mundane Tuesday night, right? Well, that’s unless you were one of the hundreds of souls who were rocking the night away at the YouTube Space for Lindsey Stirling’s album release party. Of course, NMR was on scene — […]

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Take A Photo With An Officer: NYPD Fails Hard With #myNYPD PR Campaign [GALLERY]


So the NYPD tried to do an “engagement” experiment on social media, taking to their Twitter account on Tuesday and asking for users to send in photos of their experience with New York’s finest. They posted a photo of a friendly trio, two officers and a man clearly not in some compromising position with them. […]

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FremantleMedia Teams With BroadbandTV To Snatch Some Serious TV-Centric Copyrights on YouTube


Are you monetizing clips from shows like “American Idol” and “The Price is Right” on your YouTube channel? Yeah, not no more, you ain’t. FremantleMedia, a TV production conglomerate who owns those shows and many more, has partnered with BroadbandTV to seek out and take ownership of all those clips in the latest copyright hit […]

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YouTube Turns 9: In Celebration, Here Are The Most Memorable Videos From Each Year Of YouTube’s Existence


The problem with covering YouTube’s birthday every year is that you tend to fall into a sort of rut. Every year, we want to do a list celebrating YouTube’s existence, but the natural inclination is to do a “9 Videos That Made YouTube” sort of thing, which is cool, but how many ways can we […]

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Was Avril Lavigne’s Latest Music Video Banned From YouTube For Racism? You Decide [VIDEO]

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Has YouTube suddenly developed an aversion to all things Canadian? Or is the Great White North’s latest offering — a music video from Canuck Avril Lavigne simply too offensive for the video site?   Called “Hello Kitty,” the video is an “American Boy”-esque ode to all things Japan, only someone apparently found it a little […]

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Roku Wises Up And Gets YouTube … Finally


So Roku has finally gotten around to reading our thousands of letters and added YouTube to their available channel listings. Now available to any Roku connected after July 2011, the YouTube channel is an official and vastly superior to the old hacking method of finding YouTube videos through other options (like that old way). According […]

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Google To Offer Downloadable App Ads With Search Engine and YouTube Queries


Whelp, I’m going to be inundated with offers for lots of porno apps … Google thought it was being helpful when it announced today that they are going to start splicing in tailored downloadable app offers with your mobile search queries on their search engine and YouTube channels. Look, Google, in this NSA-phobic age we […]

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Do You Make The Cut? YouTube Set To Pick Top 5 Percent of YouTubers For NewFronts Ad Deals


Well this is going to get awkward … How do you separate the wheat from the equally deserving wheat? YouTube is going to have to make this determination very soon as the NewFronts advertising media blitz gets set to kick off next week. As part of YouTube’s initiative to gobble up more lucrative advertising deals, […]

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Dancing On A BathTub In Lingerie Makes Woman A Facebook Star For Wrong Reasons [VIDEO]

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Monique Anderson just made a name for herself on Facebook … in all the wrong ways. With a video on Facebook showing Ms. Anderson shaking her ass on the edge of a shower before eating it on an overzealous shower rod pole dance, the zaftig dancer now has over 50,000 shares. High heels and bathtubs […]

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Steve Kardynal Has Figured Out An Impressively Viral Way To Waste Food [VIDEO]

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Videos like this one are hard to watch. Sure it’s Steve Kardynal and I love what he’s been coming up with, but to see such a tragic waste of such delicious food — it pains me. It doesn’t matter that I would never get to eat the food regardless. For us fat kids, it’s akin […]

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Will Netflix Raise More Hell and Fury With Its Just-Announced Price Increases?


Netflix is about to put its foot in the proverbial bear trap again … The streaming video company, who took MAJOR flack for guessing its fans would be fine with them splitting the company into two separate services — hardware and software video watching, is looking to up their prices in the wake of some […]

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The Six Levels Of Awesome: How Action Movie Kid Is The Best YouTube Idea Ever

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Okay, you’re probably familiar with Action Movie Kid in one form or another. Either you saw some news story on him, the insanely popular .gif of the little kid disappearing into the puddle of water, or you’ve seen one of the increasing number of videos popping up on the Action Movie Kid YouTube channel. Even […]

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Video Monopoly? Dailymotion Cites ‘Unfair Practices’ in Beef With YouTube, Google


So Dailymotion isn’t happy about YouTube … Yeah, no shit. This is how Hydrox likely feels about Oreo. See, for every big dog out there, there is some little dog screaming “monopoly” or “anti-trust.” In the digital video world, it’s everyone except the behemoth YouTube who seems to be crying foul. Dailymotion, the European competitor […]

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Argumentative Baby Just Can’t Be Reasoned With in This Viral Video


In the great tradition of viral videos starring babies, we present to you “You Can’t Reason With Babies.” In it, YouTube user Ryan Delehanty engages in a verbal back-and-forth with his sharp-tongued 14-month-old baby, who is destined to be 2029′s Clarence Darrow (or Harvey Birdman, if the future goes the way I believe it will). […]

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7 ‘Game of Thrones’ Purple Wedding Reaction Videos you Need to See [SPOILER ALERT]


It’s been almost a week since Sunday’s much-talked-about Purple Wedding episode of “Game of Thrones,” so NMR feels confident that we’re not ruining anything by putting this article together. If you aren’t aware of Prince Joffrey’s sudden death by now, you probably still don’t know how “Inception” ended. (Hint: It was all a dream.) There […]

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New Lawsuit from Ex-Maker Employee Seeks to Unwind Disney-Maker Merger


Another day, another Maker lawsuit. Andy Faberlle, a former director of partnerships for the Maker Studios from April 2011 to Aug. 2013, has filed a lawsuit seeking to have Disney’s acquisition of the Culver City MCN “unwound.” Faberlle follows in the footsteps of Maker Studios ex-CEO Danny Zappin and three other former executives who filed […]

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Can You Beat This Easter Peep-Eating Record? For Your Stomach’s Sake, I Hope Not [VIDEO]

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Ah, just in time for Easter … One of the worst things on the planet is the Peep. Basically it’s just a neon, chicken-shaped marshmallow, but they ratchet the sugar up by about 1000 percent. Wretched, vile things they are. And that’s why its so terrifically nauseating to see one man suck down 100 of […]

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High School Crushes 68-Song Lip Sync With Single-Take Music Video All For Charity

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  Ever since learning that kids 13-17 only make up 10 percent of YouTube’s UK contingent, I’ve been hesitant to show any youth-related crap. But these kids from Avon High do a pretty good job with their single-take lip dub song mashup of 64 cool songs (and 4 shitty ones), so we might as well […]

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New Study: YouTube Viewers Less Interested in TV [INFOGRAPHIC]


As YouTube real estate gets snatched up by media corporations like some new media version of Monopoly, all of media is wondering what happens next? Well, lately we’ve been leaning in the direction of television having the upper hand — but like the title of this little mystery suggests, there are some new kinks to […]

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Is It Real? Kid Attempting To Take Selfie Gets Kicked By Train Engineer [VIDEO]

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With nearly 10,000,000 views already to its name, this video of a young man getting kicked in the head has everyone asking the same question: is it real? Jared Frank, a Canadian teen, was travelling down in Peru when he got the wise idea to take a picture in front of a passing train. That […]

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The Ugly Truth: Should YouTubers Have A Political Opinion At The Cost Of Viewers?


There seems to be a stop gap between entertainment and politics that a lot of people can’t get over. We don’t want our entertainers to have valid opinions about controversial topics because if we don’t agree with them, for some reason, we can’t like them anymore. Such has been the case with celebrity YouTubers stepping […]

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