Its no secret most labels and artist fudge their numbers to appear to have hundreds of thousands and often-time millions of views. YouTube caught wind and decided to delete several videos due to the...
Very Popular YouTube Channel Needs Music Aug 15, 2012 Category: Music Licensing Type: Licensing Genres: All Genres Accepted Details: Kick Kick Snare has been approached by the YouTube channel "DanceOn" to build a music library featuring the hottest emerging artists from across the world. DanceOn, with 800,000+ subscribers is focused on original content as the ultimate dance network for anyone and everyone who loves to dance.
DanceOn's motto is: "It's about getting into the groove." As part of its videos, DanceOn is in need of original music from emerging artists to pair with its content, and demands a constant flow of tunes to match diverse video needs. Essentially, the channel is made up of many sub-channels featuring dancers, choreographers, and even music newscasts covering shows like "So You Think You Can Dance" and "Smash" to name a few.
Using a non-exclusive licensing agreement, Kick Kick Snare can search their database of licensed artists and music to provide it to DanceOn for greater publicity and exposure for the independent artists.
As things are now, most of the comments on each of DanceOn's videos consist of fans asking about the music being used. This means the artists are what they are asking about, driving them to their fan pages and downloading their music from Itunes and their other sites. As mentioned, some songs will be used by DanceOn by their dancers and choreographers for actual routines, but some music will be used to drop in a high-end retail boutiques, within KKS's DJ sets, and other Kick Kick Snare events - so all genres are needed. Deadline September 15, 201
Washington, DC - Business mogul, Walter Latham, President, Latham Entertainment, widely regarded as the most successful comedy production company in the world; and who, himself, is credited with launching the careers of several Award-winning actors and comedians, including Tyler Perry, Steve Harvey, Mo'Nique, and the late Bernie Mac, will be launching Walter Latham's "King of Comedy" Channel on YouTube beginning Spring, 2012.
Latham joins Jay-Z, Shaquille O'Neal, Barry Diller, Pharrell Williams, Ashton Kutcher, Amy Poehler, Deepak Chopra, and other well-known personalities and content producers from TV, film, music, news, and sports, as well as some of the most innovative new media companies in the world, in launching new advertising supported channels for YouTube's worldwide audience.
On October 28, 2011, when YouTube announced plans to bring more than one hundred new original channels created specifically for today's connected viewer's to its platform and announced its content partners, Latham's channel was described as being "the premier platform for original, cutting edge, urban comedy programming. "
Latham, one of the youngest, most innovative and creative producers and promoters of our time, has been so enormously successful in his trendsetting and groundbreaking ventures, that he is oftentimes referred to as "The King of Comedy." The Wall Street Journal once wrote, "Mr. Latham has been able to succeed in an industry that is rapidly leaving behind individual promoters like him."
"My partnership with YouTube is definitely going to play a large role in redefining urban entertainment as we know it," says Latham, " I'm excited about the new channel and the challenges that will come along with it as we introduce urban comedy to programming."
Walter Latham is a history maker.
In 1997, Latham launched the "Kings of Comedy" tour, which featured triple headlining acts: Steve Harvey, Cedric "The Entertainer" and the late, Bernie Mac. Latham later added comedian D.L. Hughley to the lineup. The tour grossed more than $40 million in its two year run and consistently sold out arenas seating 10,000 or more, even selling-out Atlanta's Georgia Dome. USA Today described it as being, "the top grossing comedy tour in US history."
So successful was the "Kings of Comedy" tour, that Mr. Latham decided to capture the experience of the live tour on film. Directed by Spike Lee and produced by Walter Latham, and MTV Films, the "Original Kings of Comedy" grossed $37 million during its run at the box office and was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Motion Picture. The accompanying soundtrack, released on Universal Records, was nominated for a Grammy for Best Spoken Album.
In 2000, Latham launched the "Queens of Comedy" tour featuring Miss Laura Hayes, Adele Givens, Sommore and Mo'Nique. In addition to performing before sold out audiences, the quartet appeared in a "Queens of Comedy" Sho
NEW YORK – After 23,358 submissions and countless double-clicks, the results are in for YouTube's "biennial of creative video."
On Thursday night, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Google Inc.-owned video website presented "YouTube Play," an exhibit of 25 videos selected by a jury including the filmmaker Darren Aronofsky and the music group Animal Collective.
The videos, which are gathered online at YouTube.com/play and will be on view at the Guggenheim through Sunday, display a curious collision of mediums. The exhibit is an attempt to curate an essentially unmanageable library of content: Some two billion videos are watched daily on YouTube.
Though the exhibit can only be dwarfed by that endless, roaring stream, it still manages to convey the exciting artistic possibilities of online video — so often considered the domain of bedroom vloggers and kittens.
More than anything, the selected videos show a fractured, Internet-altered reality, where it's often difficult to tell what's real and what's not.
In "Noteboek," created by Dutch video artist Evelien Lohbeck, an opened book reveals not pages of text but an animated computer notebook. A hand manipulates a hand-drawn Web browser and goes — where else? — to YouTube. A video is played, revealing yet another layer of artifice: an illustrated guitar, picked by real hands.
The video "Bathtub IV," by Australian Keith Loutit, uses tilt-shift photography to film a helicopter rescue service in Wales. In the funny focus of tilt-shift, an ocean rescue doesn't look real — and most of the comments the video has elicited on YouTube remark on its fake appearance.
The same question of authenticity permeates the South African hip-hop group Die Antwoord, whose 2009 video for "Zef Side" amounts to the kind of bizarre, modern art project that Andy Warhol would have loved. The trio (Ninja, Yo-Landi Vi$$er and DJ Hi-Tek) are fully formed personalities, and one can't stop wondering, "Are these guys for real?"
Media reality takes a more ominous tone in "Auspice," a video by Bryce Kretschmann of Newark, N.J. It shows talking heads from Fox News in a blurry super-slow motion with foreboding choral music playing.
More frightening still is "Post Newtonianism," by Josh Bricker of Torrance, Calif. His video is two-sided, with one half the screen playing footage from cameras mounted on American military aircraft during the Gulf War and the Iraq War. The other side of the screen is footage from the video game "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare." The similarity is creepy to say the least.
Other videos meld mediums.
In "Man with a Movie Camera: The Global Remake," Canadian Perry Bard organized people around the world to contribute footage to give a modern take to Dziga Vertov's famous 1929 silent film, "Man with a Movie Camera." Both versions play next to each other in the "YouTube Play" edition.
"Wonderland Mafia," by Lindsay Scoggins of Tampa, Fla., fuses rap and cartoon. The Disney film "Alice in Wonderland" has been mashed-up with the hip-hop of Three 6 Mafia. Scoggins says the video "is meant to illustrate a disjointed amalgamation of the media one encounters in adulthood (versus) childhood."
"This Aborted Earth: The Quest Begins," by filmmakers Michael Banowetz and Noah Sodano, is an even odder mix. It takes black-and-white engravings from the 19th and early 20th century and animates them in a way similar to Terry Gilliam's "Monty Python" cartoons. The result is a surreal reflection on long-ago times.
KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) – A Malaysian rapper is being investigated for sedition, police said Monday, after posting a YouTube video which drew allegations he was stirring up ethnic tensions in the multicultural nation.
Wee Meng Chee, 27, better known as Namewee to his fans, made national headlines three years ago over another YouTube clip mocking the national anthem which authorities also said was seditious.
He apologised for that incident, but is in fresh trouble for posting a three-minute rap titled "Nah" criticising a Muslim Malay headmistress accused of making racial slurs against her ethnic Chinese and Indian students.
"We are investigating him under the Sedition Act," Bakri Zinin, the Federal Criminal Investigation chief, told AFP, adding that Wee will soon be called to give a statement.
Wee faces up to three years in prison if he is charged and convicted.
The rapper removed the video from YouTube on Sunday, after prompting criticism from various parties including Prime Minister Najib Razak who reportedly urged action against those who try to stoke racial tensions.
"We don't care whether he has removed the video or not, the harm has already been done, we will continue with the investigation," said Bakri.
In the video, which is still available on other websites, Wee used obscene language and rapped in a mixture of English and the national language Malay.
The headmistress allegedly told ethnic Chinese students to return to China and compared Hindu prayer strings to dog leashes.
The government has ordered a probe into the case which caused anger among Malaysia's minorities who complain that their rights are being eroded as the country becomes increasingly "Islamised".
"I am a Malaysian who grew up harmoniously with friends from all walks of life and different races," Wee said on his blog Sunday.
"My main objective for uploading the new video 'Nah' was to condemn such acts and to stand up against racism," he said. The title is a slang word for "no".
"I have also taken out the said video from my YouTube account since I have already highlighted my stand over the issue, which is to stop racism in this country," added the rapper.
Wee has developed a cult following among young Malaysians after his controversial six-minute rap video in 2007 that mocked the national anthem. He is reportedly preparing to launch an album next month.
Ne-Yo wants you to upload your interpretation of "Beautiful Monster" to YouTube now!
Ne-Yo is going to perform "Beautiful Monster" for the first time on the hit FOX network show "So You Think You Can Dance". One lucky winner and their guest will be flown out to the July 1st Los Angeles show to meet the singer and take in a one of a kind performance. The winner will also receive a custom made Beautiful Monster gift bag filled with all sorts of goodies.
Participants must keep all videos under 1 minute long and should upload the video directly to Ne-Yo's YouTube channel so he can see it first.
Google is reportedly preparing a movie rental service for YouTube, the Wall Street Journal reports.
The service â€" which would compete with online rental firms like Apple, Amazon and Netflix â€" is pending closed testing among 10,000 employees. The pilot shall last three months and is currently awaiting the completion of negotiations with Warner Bros., Sony Corp. and Lions Gate Entertainment before kick-off.
Rentals will likely cost $3.99 per film, with studios getting a 70% cut. YouTube will host the titles on the same day as their DVD releases