‘DeathStroke: Arkham Assassin’ Team Back With Kickstarter For Female-Centric ‘Ravager’ Short [INTERVIEW]

Screen Shot 2014-07-22 at 12.16.30 PM

The trouble with Kickstarter is that there are a ton of projects and only a few really exciting or interesting ones. Yes, we’re talking to the rest of you — your dreams and passion projects suck. Be more interesting. And then there’s this effects-laden bit of badassery in the form of this short film for […]

Two Florida Girls Earn Wrath Of 4chan After Turtle-Murdering Video Goes Viral on Facebook [WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEO]

Screen Shot 2014-07-22 at 3.26.27 PM

4chan’s hive-think vigilante justice brigade has just lashed out over a video of a rare tortoise being burned and stomped to death by these teenaged Florida girls. The video, which they stupidly posted to Facebook and bragged about, caught the world’s attention for its extreme cruelty and arrogant brutality. The friends, bored, decided it would […]

Remember That Zombie Apocalypse? Yeah, Rhett & Link Started It With Their Music Video ‘I’m On Vacation’

Screen Shot 2014-07-22 at 1.07.55 PM

Damn, it’s a pleasure to watch content made by professionals. And as far as YouTube goes, Rhett & Link are about as professional as it gets (no, it’s true!). Spinning a zombie yarn out of a silly vacation song is definitely a task best left to people with video and editing chops, as much of […]

GoPro’s Genius YouTube Marketing Plan Lets Customers Do All The Work


Viral videos used as free publicity? Something tells us that Don Draper would be shaking his head. But since this is the 21st century and old marketing schemes have gone the way of the dinosaurs, NMR finds it refreshing to see companies utilize the enormous power that is online video content. No company has arguably […]

Peter Hollens Has A Must-See, ‘Wicked’ New Medley With Nick Pitera [VIDEO]

Screen Shot 2014-07-22 at 11.44.51 AM

This video is a prime example of why you should do collaborations. Peter Hollens, we love and have watched from darn near the beginning. We gush about Peter and his talent to anyone we know. But now Nick Pitera and his incredible range are on our radar as well. And for the two of them […]

Michelle Phan Strikes Back In Copyright Lawsuit, May File Countersuit

Screen Shot 2014-07-21 at 4.05.29 PM

Whew, I was worried that this whole thing would wind up in a quiet out-of-court settlement … Michelle Phan, YouTube’s most famous beauty guru, has struck back in what could shape up to be quite a nasty lawsuit. Phan, who is being sued by Ultra Records, home to some of EDM’s most popular musicians including […]

Jerry Springer Brings The Glory of 90s-Era Trash Television To YouTube On His New Channel

Screen Shot 2014-07-21 at 3.36.03 PM

Worried that there aren’t enough neo-Nazis, transgendered acrobats or crab people on YouTube? Fear no more! The trashiest component of 90’s daytime television is now the trashiest of 21st century YouTube. Jerry! Jerry! Jerry! Yup, the Cincinnati-governor-turned-talk-show-host, Jerry Springer, is now bringing his schtick to YouTube, what with its white-trash cheaters, exhibisionists and carnival of […]

Kain Carter Shows There Is YouTube Life After Scandal

Screen Shot 2014-07-21 at 2.29.40 PM

Ahh, scandal. We’ve seen quite a bit of it on NMR (and broke a fair amount of it too). But how damaging is scandal to a YouTube star? Is there such a thing as a scandal a YouTuber can’t come back from? Well, if you check out Tom Milsom’s channel, apparently yes. But what about […]

North Korea Squares Off With China Over Viral Video

Screen Shot 2014-07-21 at 2.00.57 PM

It’s been a while since a viral video caused an international incident, but tensions are rising between North Korea and the Chinese government and a YouTube parody is at the center of it all. North Korea is demanding that the Chinese government act to remove an unflattering parody video that has already spread widely across […]

Target Teams Up With YouTubers, Todrick Hall For College Reality Series ‘Best Year Ever’

Screen Shot 2014-07-21 at 12.28.54 PM

Target has found a loophole to get free advertising from us (slow clap). The major multi-good chain is the latest corporation to find the benefit in partnering with YouTubers for getting the attention of youngsters … and sort-of youngsters. Their new promotion pairs YouTubers like Todrick Hall, Mikey Bolts, Ann Le and Tiffany Garcia with […]

Rock On!

NewMediaRockstars is an online publication whose mission is to empower, inspire, and promote the independent new media community.