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How Charli D'Amelio turned TikTok fame into a family enterprise that's making millions of dollars

Charli D'Amelio, Dixie D'Amelio, Heidi D'Amelio, and Marc D'Amelio attend the 9th Annual NFL Honors at Adrienne Arsht Center on February 01, 2020 in Miami, Florida. Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic Hi, this is Amanda Perelli and welcome back to Insider Influencers, our weekly rundown on the business of influencers, creators, and social-media platforms. Sign up for the newsletter here.In this week's edition:Inside the D'Amelio family's multimillion-dollar businessWhy Tik...
Tags: Facebook, Hollywood, Media, Instagram, Youtube, Advertising, Newsletter, Trends, Hulu, Donaldson, Bradley, Miami Florida, Adrienne Arsht Center, Loretta, Kyra, Smosh


These are the 30 most popular YouTube stars in the world, from PewDiePie to Ryan Kaji

Rachel Murray/Getty Images for The Thirst Project; Edgar Negrete/Clasos/LatinContent via Getty Images; Karwai Tang/WireImage; Pocket.Watch; Samantha Lee/Business Insider YouTube has produced a new generation of celebrities and influencers that have turned posting videos online into lucrative full-time careers.The most popular YouTubers include video game commentators, makeup artists, and vloggers.These are the 26 most-subscribed YouTube channels from independent personalities who got their...
Tags: Media, Entertainment, Indonesia, Youtube, Mexico, Life, India, Advertising, US, Careers, Trends, Tech, Features, People, Getty Images, Netflix


YouTube is now a money-making machine, but the platform's early success was fueled by group of 'misfits' who wrote the rulebook for internet fame (GOOG, GOOGL)

YouTube's debut 15 years ago didn't signal an overnight change in the online-video sphere, but it launched a platform that was rife with creativity and experimentation. More than a dozen creators from YouTube's early years spoke with Business Insider about the state of the platform and the creator ecosystem at its infancy. The YouTubers behind "Evolution of Dance," "Lonelygirl15," and more shared what it was like to gain viral fame on the platform. Eventually, YouTube turned everyday creators ...
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From PewDiePie to Shane Dawson, these are the 26 most popular YouTube stars in the world

YouTube has produced a new generation of celebrities and influencers that have turned posting videos online into lucrative full-time careers. The most popular YouTubers include video game commentators, makeup artists, and vloggers. These are the 26 most-subscribed YouTube channels from independent personalities who got their start on the video-sharing platform. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. YouTube has become the de-facto launchpad for the next generation of celebrities,...
Tags: Microsoft, Youtube, Mexico, US, Trends, Spain, Netflix, Canada, United States, Ireland, Chile, Brazil, Diana, Roma, Latin America, Pewdiepie


YouTube Comedy Group Smosh Sets First Live Tour (EXCLUSIVE)

The Smosh crew will hit the road in their first-ever live tour early next year. “Smosh: Try Not to Laugh” will hit five cities in February 2020, featuring four members of the long-running YouTube comedy troupe performing in the 90-minute shows: co-founder Ian Hecox alongside Courtney Miller, Damien Haas, and Shayne Topp. Hecox told Variety […]
Tags: News, Smosh, Ian Hecox, Mythical Entertainment, YouTube Comedy Group Smosh, Courtney Miller Damien Haas, Shayne Topp Hecox


YouTube Sketch-Comedy Group Smosh Joins Studio71’s Creator Network

Smosh, one of YouTube’s most popular and longest-running comedy squads, has officially joined the Studio71 creator network. The move isn’t a surprise: Smosh earlier this year was acquired by Mythical Entertainment, the company formed by Rhett & Link, hosts of comedy show “Good Mythical Morning” — which also is part of Studio71’s roster. Smosh had […]
Tags: News, Rhett Link, Smosh, Studio71, 2019 NewFronts, YouTube Sketch Comedy Group Smosh Joins Studio71


These are the 23 most popular YouTube stars in the world

YouTube has produced a new generation of celebrities and influencers that have turned posting videos online into lucrative full-time careers. The most popular YouTubers include video game commentators, makeup artists, and comedians. These are the most-subscribed YouTube channels from independent personalities who got their start on the video-sharing platform. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. YouTube has become the de-facto launchpad for the next generation of celebrities, p...
Tags: Youtube, Russia, Trends, United States, Nastya, Daniel Middleton, Smosh, Jake Paul, Jeffree Star, Shane Dawson, PewDiePie Shane Dawson, Shane Yaw, YouTuber Ryland Adams, Nastya Vlog


Smosh Acquired by Rhett & Link’s Mythical Entertainment

Smosh, the long-running YouTube comedy brand, has been acquired by Mythical Entertainment, the company formed by Rhett & Link, hosts of comedy show “Good Mythical Morning.” As first reported by Variety last week, Mythical emerged as the leading candidate to buy Smosh, which was left stranded after parent company Defy Media shut down without warning […]
Tags: News, Variety, Rhett, Rhett Link, Smosh, Defy Media, Mythical Entertainment


Rhett & Link’s Mythical Entertainment in Talks to Acquire Smosh (EXCLUSIVE)

Smosh, the YouTube comedy brand left stranded after parent company Defy Media went belly-up, may be about to get a new business partner. Mythical Entertainment, the entertainment company founded by top YouTube comedy duo Rhett & Link, has been in talks about acquiring the Smosh brand, sources told Variety. Multiple potential buyers came forward to […]
Tags: News, Youtube, Rhett, Rhett Link, Smosh, Defy Media, Variety Multiple


Shaq-Fu Is Even Worse Than You Remember In This Honest Game Trailer

With Shaq-Fu A Legend Reborn now up and out for home consoles and PC, the good folks at Smosh decided to take a little trip down memory lane and take some shots at the original 1994 release of Shaq-Fu for the 16-bit consoles.
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Smosh’s New Game Show Is Designed to Embarrass YouTube Stars

Old social-media posts will come back to haunt YouTube video stars on Smosh’s “You Posted That?,” the comedy brand’s first attempt at a game show-style format. “You Posted That?” is hosted by Smosh co-founder Ian Hecox, who presents three contestants with their most cringe-inducing tweets and other posts from years past and roasts them throughout […]
Tags: News, Smosh, Defy Media, Ian Hecox, Embarrass YouTube Stars


Smosh’s New Game Show Is Designed to Embarrass YouTube Stars Over Old Tweets

Years-old social-media posts will come back to haunt YouTube video stars on Smosh’s “You Posted That?,” the comedy brand’s first attempt at a game show-style format. “You Posted That?” is hosted by Smosh co-founder Ian Hecox, who presents three contestants with their most cringe-inducing tweets and other posts from years past and roasts them throughout […]
Tags: News, Smosh, Defy Media, Ian Hecox


How interns turn into on-camera stars at one digital video powerhouse

When Lily Marston first started at Defy Media, she was an unpaid intern still working three days a week at a hamburger joint. “I never planned being on-air,” Marston told Business Insider in a recent interview. “I would never have auditioned.” But in the fast-changing world of YouTube and digital video, the walls between different elements of video production have a greater porousness than traditional TV. For Marston, that internship turned into a producer gig for Defy’s Clevver sub-brand, and t...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Davis, House Of Cards, Business Insider, Trump, Robinson, Marston, Padilla, Richman, Smosh, Anthony Padilla, Andy Tu, Clevver, Keith Richman, Lily Marston


Anthony Padilla on Why He Left Smosh: ‘I Haven’t Been as Creatively Excited Recently’

The original Smosh duo is breaking up: Anthony Padilla announced Wednesday that he’s leaving the YouTube comedy video operation he started with his best friend, Ian Hecox. In an interview with Variety, Padilla explained that he’s been contemplating the change for several months, and that he was looking for a fresh start after working on... Read more »
Tags: News, Youtube, Digital, Padilla, Smosh, Anthony Padilla, Ian Hecox


One of the founders of the hugely popular YouTube comedy duo Smosh is leaving

The two founders of Smosh are breaking up. The YouTube comedy channel was launched nearly 12 years ago by buddies Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox. Now, Padilla is leaving to pursue other projects. Hecox is sticking with Smosh, which has added more channels and cast members over the years. Going forward, Smosh presents and interesting test case for the web video world, and specifically whether a platform like YouTube — which is so often centered on singular personalities — can foster brands that ou...
Tags: Youtube, Trends, Ian, Padilla, Richman, Smosh, Anthony Padilla, Ian Hecox Now Padilla, Hecox, Keith Richman, Phil DeFranco


New Smosh Shows and Live Special Lead Defy Media’s 2017 Originals Slate

Defy Media is ladling out a bucket fresh digital content with more than a dozen new shows and special spanning comedy, entertainment and news. The slate includes three new shows from the popular Smosh crew and the reprise of the troupe’s live sketch-comedy special. The company announced the slate at its Digital Content NewFronts event Tuesday, held... Read more »
Tags: News, Digital, Smosh, Defy Media, 2017 NewFronts, ScreenJunkies


Crackle to Brands: Forget ‘Comedian in Cars,’ We’ve Got Gamers and Stars

Amid speculation about the future of Sony’s streaming Crackle entertainment channel after news broke of the departure of Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee web series (also owned by Sony) to rival Netflix, Crackle has come up with new ways to capture the attention of online viewers at their 2017 digital ad sales upfront in New York for media buyers. The pitch: never mind the loss of Comedians in Cars as we have plenty more to engage cnsumers. Crackle executives Andy Kaplan, Presi...
Tags: New York, Advertising, Digital, Netflix, Gm, Sony, Martin Freeman, Jerry Seinfeld, Rupert Grint, Seinfeld, Crackle, Berger, Guy Ritchie, Acura, Eric Berger, Curtis


Crackle to Brands: Forget ‘Comedians in Cars,’ We’ve Got Gamers and Stars

Amid speculation about the future of Sony’s streaming Crackle entertainment channel after news broke of the departure of Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee web series (also owned by Sony) to rival Netflix, Crackle has come up with new ways to capture the attention of online viewers at their 2017 digital ad sales upfront in New York for media buyers. The pitch: never mind the loss of Comedians in Cars as we have plenty more to engage cnsumers. Crackle executives Andy Kaplan, Presi...
Tags: New York, Advertising, Digital, Netflix, Gm, Sony, Martin Freeman, Jerry Seinfeld, Rupert Grint, Seinfeld, Crackle, Berger, Guy Ritchie, Acura, Eric Berger, Curtis


Defy Media’s Barry Blumberg, Who Led Smosh Comedy Team, Is Leaving the Company

Barry Blumberg, Defy Media’s chief content officer and the exec who led the creation and expansion of the Smosh comedy brand with YouTube stars Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla, announced that he is departing the company. Blumberg announced his exit in a memo to staff Tuesday. He plans to pursue producing projects and will continue to work... Read more »
Tags: News, Digital, Exec Shuffle, Blumberg, Smosh, Defy Media, Anthony Padilla, Barry Blumberg, Ian Hecox


Smosh Guys on Making Their Second Movie, ‘Ghostmates,’ Coming to YouTube Red

The principals of YouTube comedy team Smosh, Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla, are starring in their second movie. And with their sophomore effort, paranormal buddy dramedy “Ghostmates,” the duo say they were more confident going in about their acting abilities – and they started with a story with instead of building a film around their... Read more »
Tags: News, Digital, Youtube Red, Smosh, Anthony Padilla


PewDiePie Pulls Down $15 Million Per Year, Again Topping List of Highest-Paid YouTube Stars

Felix Kjellberg, the video-game vlogger and comedian better known as PewDiePie, remains by far the wealthiest YouTube creator — with a gross income of $15 million for the 12 months ended in June 2016, according to estimates by Forbes. PewDiePie has nearly 50 million subscribers, and the Swedish-born personality mischievously declared in a video last Friday that he... Read more »
Tags: News, Youtube, Digital, Roman Atwood, Pewdiepie, Lilly Singh, YouTube Stars, Felix Kjellberg, Smosh


‘Smosh’ New Comedy Shows Lead Defy Media’s Fall Slate of Original Series

The Smosh comedy team is launching 11 new shows this fall, as part of what digital studio Defy Media says is its most aggressive programming expansion to date with 17 original series. Led by original Smosh guys Anthony Hecox and Ian Padilla, the new Smosh shows are launching this month under the “Smoshtober” rubric. The new lineup... Read more »
Tags: News, Digital, Screen Junkies, Smosh, Defy Media


Why Your Content Marketing Needs to Be Data-Driven

Image via Unsplash When people think content, they often think creative. But in reality, great content marketing is a blend of both creativity and data. On the data side of the equation, our industry is still learning. That’s not particularly surprising. After all, the name of the game is, quite literally, content. Many content marketers, some of whom came up in complementary professions like journalism, are so deeply immersed in the content creation process that it can be hard to turn their at...
Tags: Facebook, Seo, Content Marketing, Coca Cola, Content Creation, Data Analysis, Content Strategy, Gnc, McDonald, Smosh


'Every American Ever’ Highlights 240 Years Of Contradictory ‘Murica​

"Every American Ever," a video released by Smosh, celebrates (and mocks) exactly what it means to be American. The video includes skits dating as far back as the American Revolution and as contemporary as today's Miss America beauty pageants. Despite our urge to laugh several times throughout the skit, beneath the comedic acting there were several moments that caused pause for somewhat serious reflection. And then we just started laughing again, because honestly, this video is just plain funny. ...
Tags: News, Miss America, Huffington Post, Smosh, Minou Clark


Smosh to Launch Live Sketch-Comedy Show on YouTube (EXCLUSIVE)

YouTube comedy team Smosh is stealing a page from “Saturday Night Live” with their first-ever live Internet broadcast later this summer. Smosh’s Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox will headline “Smosh Live!,” a variety and sketch-comedy show that will be streamed from the YouTube Space in Los Angeles on Aug. 26 in front of a studio... Read more »
Tags: News, Youtube, Digital, Los Angeles, Smosh, YouTube Space, Defy Media, Anthony Padilla


Defy Media Unveils Series Slate at Newfront Presentation

Defy Media shone the spotlight on some of the 30 new series to join its roster of original programming at its Newfronts presentation Tuesday in Manhattan. The slate is intended to invigorate the digital content powerhouse’s growing arsenal of brands, including AweMe, Smosh and Clevver. All together, Defy’s brands amass 800 million video views per... Read more »
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Top 10 YouTube Millionaires in 2015

This is a post inspired by the recently published list on Forbes, scheduled to appear on the November 2’nd issue of the financial magazine. I think that most of youtube watchers are already subscribed to almost all the following stars. The new generations are part of the future, so it was obvious for them to […]
Tags: Youtube, Stars, Pills, Pewdiepie, Forbes, Lindsey Stirling, KSI, Michelle Phan, FLASH!, Rhett & Link, Smosh, Superwoman, YouTube Millionaires