Have you ever watched a video on YouTube? YouTube (www.youtube.com) is an international site where everyone can watch different kinds of videos. Recently on YouTube, Psy’s “Gangnam Style” music video hit a sensational 1.3 billion views in a very short period of time, and this eventually led Psy to be a world star. Justin Bieber, who was just an ordinary boy, uploaded a video for fun, and he became a world idol star with millions of fans as a big label scouted him. Like this, the power of YouTube is strong. Almost all the musicians in the world promote their albums and music, by way of showing their music videos through YouTube. In other words, YouTube plays a huge role in today’s music market. Are you tired of overflowing K-pop (idol music) that has been going around for years? Are you looking for a new genre of music? This problem can be solved by YouTube. If you search well enough, you can find numerous music genres and interesting musicians there. In this article, I would like to introduce some unique musicians found on YouTube.
Mike Tompkins (Coldplay – Paradise)
When I first saw Mike Tompkins’ video on YouTube, I couldn’t believe what I saw and what I was hearing. He produces all the sounds using his voice and mouth. His passion towards music is truly admirable. We live in a world where creativity and individuality are strongly required, and Mike Tompkins’ acapella video is beyond the creative level. The videos that he edited are also interesting to watch, so make sure to visit his site.
Mike Tompkins’ YouTube Page: http://www.youtube.com/user/pbpproductions
YouTube Share Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2YSo8Z_-a4
Clara Chung (Fareast Movement - Rocketeer)
Clara Chung is a musician who plays various instruments including violin, piano, and guitar along with her beautiful voice. She debuted on YouTube by covering other musicians’ well-known songs. Nowadays, with the growing number of her fans, she has been touring the world. Her music has been often used in Korean commercials, and she has visited Korea several times to have concerts.
Clara Chung’s YouTube Page: http://www.youtube.com/user/ClaraCMusic
YouTube Share Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dStdUl5m6iI
Daniela Andrade (Radiohead-Creep)
This girl who covered Radiohead’s “Creep” with a calm and clean voice is just 19 years old. Daniela Andrade has covered many songs but it sounds as if they were her own songs. The listeners almost forget what the original songs were. Her clean and attractive voice gathers many listeners to be her fans. If you like a quiet and soft voice, I recommend to watch her videos.
Daniela Andrade’s YouTube page: http://www.youtube.com/user/DanielaSings
YouTube Share Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDjlaN-X8-0
The Piano Guys (David Guetta- Titanium)
DJ David Guetta’s song “Titanium” is reborn as a classical song. When I listen to The Piano Guys’ covers, I feel like I’m in a small orchestra. They always play the music in nature or grand venues, so it gives much joy to both our eyes and ears. In each cover song, they have different instruments or different singers, thus their videos always seem new and unique.
The Piano Guys’ YouTube Page: http://www.youtube.com/user/ThePianoGuys
YouTube Share Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fz4MzJTeL0c
As society becomes informational with the help of the internet, the musicians on YouTube have been getting fame faster due to the two-way interactions between the fans and the musicians. There are numerous musicians who have leaped to fame after they uploaded a video on YouTube. However, people cannot be famous just because they upload a music video on the site. If musicians want to maintain the fame, they need to hone their musical skills; most importantly, they need to be able to upload the videos regularly, and communicate with their fans. Once they stop uploading videos, they would soon be forgotten and their fame will go down even faster than they gained it. If they want to maintain their reputation, they need to put a lot of time and effort into it. When a musical talent and a sustained effort meet together, they will go beyond of being YouTube stars and become world renowned musicians. The four musicians introduced above all have talented musical skills and put a lot of effort to communicate with their fans. Now, why don’t you visit YouTube and try to find your favorite music genre and new unique musicians as well? < Copyright © The Gachon Herald All rights reserved >