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    Bat in the Sun Break Down Miley vs Justin Battle

    Tuesday, July 8, 2014

    It’s a tough job, doing a long, comprehensive interview with smart, philosophical YouTube creators and then watching as the footage gets handed back shortened and “hipsterized.” Sometimes the wizards behind the curtain inadvertently end up coming off as a sort of parody of themselves. The filmmaker Michel Gondry talked about manipulation of truth through editing, […]

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    1 Billion Views Later: And Vsauce Tastes Like …

    Friday, July 4, 2014

    Wanna know the definition of swag? How about getting Vsauce — yes, all of them — fresh off a episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and a 1 billion views party? If anyone has swag these days, it’s NMR. Okay, fine, really it’s Vsauce, but they were good enough to let NMR interview them. And since […]

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    Grumpy Cat, JennXPenn, Cimorelli At VidCon 2014 [VIDEO]

    Monday, June 30, 2014

    Didn’t get to go to VidCon 2014? Live vicariously through just a taste of the fun that NMR had over the weekend in Anaheim, Calif. From hanging out with Grumpy Cat and the Fine Bros. as they work with Friskies to find the next Internet cat star to jamming a capella style with sister group Cimorelli, this […]

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    Olga Kay, IISuperwomanII Harmonize At Vidcon 2014 With ‘Ambianze Girls’

    Saturday, June 28, 2014

    Lilly Singh (AKA Superwoman) and Olga Kay were just a couple of the VidCon 2014 attendees who bore witness to the savage oddity of the Awkward Kids’, lets say, performance art. Donning hippie garb and singing melodically about god-knows-what, these three prankers continued their shock and awe campaign on behalf of NewMediaRockstars. We clearly know […]

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    Awkward Kids Make Drunk Moms The Stars Of VidCon 2014 [VIDEO]

    Friday, June 27, 2014

    The beauty of being NewMediaRockstars? We know a whole lot of drunk moms. Don’t ask us how, don’t ask us why, but, kids, your moms like what we got. And so we make it work for us occasionally by making them work for us. Yeah, we turned your mom out. Letting the Awkward Kids, a […]

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    Rob Dyrdek Talks ‘Watch_Dogs’

    Tuesday, June 10, 2014

    So it turns out Rob Dyrdek is also an actor in addition to show host, pro skateboarder and mogul of a many-headed empire housed in the world’s coolest office building. YouTube superstar tandem Smosh tapped Dyrdek to play the lead, Aiden Pearce, in their riff on the new Ubisoft video game “Watch_Dogs.” And that meant […]

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    NMR Goes Hunting for @HiddenCash In Los Angeles [VIDEO]

    Wednesday, June 4, 2014

    What’s better than cruising around the mean streets of L.A. listenin’ to tunes with your best buds? How ‘bout treasure hunting? (cha-ching cha-ching cha-ching). The @HiddenCash Twitter angel came to L.A. and so NMR decided to send a few of our YouTube compadres out with a camera and a quest for gold. It should have […]

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    Olga Kay Debuts Mooshwalks

    Thursday, May 29, 2014

    What were you doing a month ago? Don’t remember? Well we were attending the release of the new Mooshwalks sock line by Olga Kay. But we decided to make such a ridiculously opulent and snarky video, our editor took forever to finish it. That being said though, it looks a-mazing. If this trend continues, that […]

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AJ Rafael Announces Hiatus From Performing [EXCLUSIVE LETTER]


“I can admit that things are getting harder. It’s harder for me as an independent musician to be financially stable nowadays. I played a tour last year where it was 5 cities, and a TOTAL of 300 people came to the shows. The promoter thought I would sell out 500 capacity venues because of my […]

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The Fine Brothers to Fund New Creators for Their YouTube Channel


It seems the Fine Brothers are leveling up all over the place. With a recently announced TV deal as well as a slot on the Emmy ballot for their popular “Kids React” series, Benny and Rafi Fine announced plans to start financing original programming from other creators on their YouTube channel. The decision to share […]

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Freddie Wong & Matt Arnold Bring Their A Game To Conan O’Brien With VGHS: Final Season Preview

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Remember when YouTube was some random thing that kids did for fun in their free time? Yeah, those days are done. YouTube is full-blown Hollywood now and there’s no clearer indication than the biggest stars of the YouTube-iverse popping up to promote their wares on late night shows. Recently, Vsauce popped up on Kimmel and now […]

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Troye Sivan Signs With EMI Australia, Announces Debut EP ‘TRXYE’


YouTuber Troye Sivan is well on his way to conquering all forms of media. At 19 he’s already had a part in an X-Men film, headlined a popular movie franchise, and climbed to the top of the YouTube heap. Now he’s set his sights on the music world. Troye has signed with EMI Australia to […]

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YouTube Introduces Fan Funding To Help Fans Support Their Favorite Creators (And YouTube)


It looks like YouTube is finally ready to extend an olive branch to creators who have long been frustrated by the ad revenue split, usually pegged at 45/55. However the balance isn’t going to come out of YouTube’s pocket. Instead, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki announced a new feature that would allow creators to solicit fan […]

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Maker Studios Unveils Maker Gen Network For Creator Development


It’s going to be a big week for announcements out of Anaheim because all the major players in online video have been saving up their big reveals for VidCon. Maker Studios is no exception; the newly minted Disney company revealed a new program aimed at developing their stable of over 50,000 creators into successful, self-sustaining brands. To […]

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The 7 Most Helpful Features Offered by VidCon’s Official App


If you’ve been on any kind of social media this week, you’re probably already aware that VidCon kicks off today. Since its inaugural year in 2010, the annual gathering has grown from a small get-together of some 1,400 people to a massive convention center-filling YouTube extravaganza. Attendance this year is expected to exceed the 12,000 […]

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Fans Take Grace Helbig and Mamrie Hart on a Road Trip in ‘#HeyUSA’


Most fans would love the chance to go on a road trip with YouTube’s awkward older sisters Grace Helbig and Mamrie Hart. Now they’ll have a chance to do just that on “#HeyUSA.” Announced during Grace’s VidCon keynote today, the show will feature Grace and Mamrie discovering “America’s Best-Kept Secrets” with guidance from their fans […]

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Little Boy’s Viral Dance Moves Are a Sight that Can’t be Unseen [VIDEO]

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Give me a V, dot the I, curl the C, T, O, R … why is that boy dancing?? We’re not sure if it was the heat, the extra large soda, or simply unfiltered team spirit, but this little guy couldn’t contain his excitement upon being put on the Miami Marlins jumbotron this week. Check […]

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YouTube Killer?: Former Hulu Boss Announces New Video Start-Up, Vessel


Jason Kilar, former CEO of streaming platform Hulu, is back with a new video focused start-up. The details are still a little vague but the project does have a name: Vessel. The name, announced today, will replace the equally vague codename “The Fremont Project,” by which the project has been known since Kilar left Hulu […]

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Production On ‘Looking for Alaska’ Gets Underway, John Green Announces Director


It shouldn’t come as a surprise that after the phenomenal success of “The Fault In Our Stars” Hollywood is already looking to bring another John Green novel to the big screen. Next up is Green’s coming of age novel “Looking for Alaska,” which appears to have found itself a director. Last night, Green tweeted, “So […]

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YouTube Is Coming To Your Radio With Jenna Marbles Counting Down the Hits


YouTube is sinking its teeth even further into the music industry. The video giant has inked a deal with SiriusXM to create a music countdown show, “The YouTube 15,” for the satellite radio provider’s Hits 1 station. The show will create its eponymous top 15 list using the previous week’s YouTube data to capture the […]

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Defy Media Launches New Creator Program With Involvement From Kingsley, Marié Digby

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Defy Media is trying something innovative with their creative partners. Launching just before VidCon, Defy has initiated its “Creators Program,” a synergistic tool to help broaden the appeal and strengths of all the talent under their umbrella. Per their press release: “The ‘Creators Program’ provides content partners with personalized strategic services and resources leveraging DEFY […]

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5 YouTubers Who Would Be Perfectly Cast In ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ [And Who They Would Play]

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Flula and the Pentatonix apparently have a mutual friend in the Hollywood business: both the German DJ and the a capella group have been tapped for parts in the upcoming sequel to the cult hit “Pitch Perfect.” They aren’t the first YouTubers to appear in a “Pitch Perfect” installment either — Adam DeVine, he of […]

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9 Tips to Help You Prepare for Vidcon


You’ve planned, you’ve anticipated, and now the time has come. VIDCON TIME. While nothing can truly prepare you for the blood, sweat and tears that will inevitably ensue next week, NMR believes that no good soldier goes into battle unarmed. Thus, we are here to supply you with the 9 TIPS TO PREPARE YOU FOR […]

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YouTube Idiots Try Awful Cell Phone Theft Prank In Hood, Several Beatings Occur

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  It is appropriate that I am moderating a panel at VidCon that seeks to determine between being a pranker and being a douche, because this video will serve as a prime example in the discussion. People everywhere, take note: this is being a douche. Going into the hood to pretend to steal cell phones […]

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YouTube To Kill Off Your Familiar Message Inbox For Something Scary & Different

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Do you know how people become obsolete? They reach a point in technology where they say, “This is as far as I am going.” And they stay put. Companies make the same mistake and it’s just as fatal. So it is with that rationale in mind that NMR invites you to embrace yet another update […]

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New Mobile App lets Fans Track Their Favorite YouTubers’ Social Media


Cyber stalking your favorite YouTubers is about to be made a whole lot easier. The startup company Victorious will be launching a mobile app this fall that will serve as a hub for YouTubers’ social media content. The new app will allow fans to track YouTubers’ newest videos, Instagram pictures, Vines, tweets and so on. […]

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‘The Fault in Our Stars’’ Author John Green Goes On the Hot Seat With Stephen Colbert [VIDEO]


John Green has been making the talk show rounds for a few months now to support “The Fault in Our Stars,” his blockbuster young adult novel that has spawned an unlikely blockbuster movie. We’ve gotten used to seeing the elder Vlog Brother on TV, often alongside stars like Shailene Woodley and Laura Dern. Still we […]

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Big Frame Spurned? AwesomenessTV’s JennXPenn Signs With Fullscreen Talent Management

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YouTube star Jenn McCallister, better known as JennXPenn, has announced a talent management deal with Fullscreen. McCallister, currently a member of the AwesomenessTV network, will now receive talent management services from rival network Fullscreen’s talent management division. Fullscreen promises to help Jenn build a business strategy that will include licensing deals, hosting opportunities in television […]

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Rejoice, ‘The Lizzie Bennet Diaries’ Fans! The Novel Adaptation Has Finally Been Released


If you’ve been pining for more of “The Lizzie Bennet Diaries” since the popular web series wrapped up in early 2013 then today is your lucky day. The long anticipated novel adaptation, “The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet,” was released last night on Amazon. Diehard fans who have been sustaining themselves on fan fiction can […]

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