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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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Makeup Guru Posts Suicide Video To YouTube, Takes Her Own Life

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16-year-old Maddie Yates, a YouTuber from Louisville, Ky. posted a three-minute long suicide video to her YouTube channel on Monday and then took her own life moments later. The makeup and lifestyle advocate was reportedly despondent over a friend who had herself committed suicide almost a year to the day before Maddie. In fact, Maddie […]

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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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America’s Troll: Steve Greene Mocks The Unsuspecting In His 5 Best Videos

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Steve Greene has been sailing along, crafting a solid YouTube career out of pranking and trolling America’s ignorant. In fact he’s so good at it, somewhere along the way he picked up the monniker “America’s Troll.” Presumably “Britain’s Troll” would be Sasha Baron Cohen and “Canada’s Troll” would be Celine Dion (ooh, burn). Our Steve […]

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The Warp Zone Gives ‘Game of Thrones’ A Musical Makeover [VIDEO]

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Two of my favorite things, YouTube channel The Warp Zone and HBO show “Game of Thrones” collided musically today with the release of TWZ’s dazzling new video medley. Taking the tunes from such musical hits as “Roar” by Katy Perry, and that one Imagine Dragons song (you know which one), they change all the words […]

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Dominique Banks, Natural Hair Vlogger Passes Away From Longtime Illness

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It’s one of those sad kind of news days … Sometimes we don’t uncover every important story in a timely manner. This tragically, is one that slipped through the cracks for us until now. YouTuber in the natural hair community, Dominique Banks, passed away from lupus on April 9 at age 27. Dominique, who had […]

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Action Sports and Exercise Will Never Be The Same: Network A & Zoom Media Together At Last


In what feels like a fast-rising super network on the go, Zoom Media & Marketing, the largest, targeted, lifestyle media company in the U.S., has announced a partnership with Network A, the fastest growing action sports and adventure network. Their stated goal? “To align original action sports content to more than 48 million viewers monthly.” […]

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NMR’s New BFFs: The Young Turks Score $4 Million Payday In First Investment Round


Sometimes I feel like an anchorman who has to abruptly change his emotional dial when I write stories — “Now in happier news …” going from a sad story right into a happy one. The Young Turks, beloved NMR friends, have become even closer and more meaningful to us with the announcement that they are […]

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Eye Contact, Eye Contact, Eye Contact! Find Out What It All Means Here, Man [VIDEO]


Kids, meet drugs: From here on out, “Eye contact” is the only phrase you’ll ever need to know. Oh, and if I didn’t make it clear, the answer to the title is “drugs.” For your continued enjoyment, here is a drugged-up naked acrobat attacking a BART station: Naked, Drugged Out Circus Acrobat Attacks BART Terminal […]

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Spoiler Alert: VidCon Is Coming Soon And It’s Gonna Be Awesome!


As the dew forms up on blossoming flowers, newborn woodland critters take their first steps, and Old Man Winter retreats back into the hell from whence he came, IT’S ALMOST TIME FOR VIDCON!!!!!!!! You know it, you love it, you crave it. It’s that time of year again when NMR can finally begin talking about […]

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Are Deaf Jokes Funny? Viral Prank Is Political Correctness Time Bomb About To Explode [VIDEO]

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Watching movies like “Bull Durham” always kind of made the minor leagues seem like an endless frat party — now I believe it. This video from channel Antihero Baseball reveals a prank that Triple A team Santa Fe played on Jeff Francoeur, a major leaguer sent down for a stint in the minors. While there, […]

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The Slow Death of A Crooked Empire: Is YouTube Really Hurting The Music Industry?


$40 million. That’s the number news sites have been touting grandly as the detrimental financial impact YouTube has on the music industry per year. And all of them state the same recent study conducted by a couple of researchers from Fairfield University and the University of Colorado Boulder. In 2009, Warner Bros. yanked all their […]

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Watch The World Die: British Pathé Films Puts Entire Historical News Archive On YouTube

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Easily the most important newsreel footage of the past 100 years, British company Pathé has published their total archives on YouTube. Footage of such events as the Hindenburg disaster, the Titanic, both World Wars and numerous other historical events are now available for historians and students to use. The archive’s general manager, Alastair White, told […]

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VitalyZDTV Gets Pwned In a Major Way By The Dudesons — Let The Prank War Begin [VIDEO]

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And so began the great Prank War of 2014! The Dudesons have kicked the proverbial hornet’s nest in fucking up VitalyZDTV’s car, and now Vitaly has promised to punish the Finnish pranksters. “We wanted to give Vitaly some of his own medicine! And (we’re) looking forward to the payback… if he dares,” said Jukka of […]

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Jimmy Fallon Draws Closer In The Late Night Race; Sings His Thanks to YouTube [VIDEO]

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You have to give Jimmy Fallon credit — he certainly knows the code of the road … After hitting 3 million subscribers, the “Tonight Show” host has taken to his YouTube channel to thank his subscribers in true YouTuber fashion. With the entire cast of “The Tonight Show” on backup vocals, Jimmy blasts through a […]

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