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Macklemore Explains Why Not Being On A Label Helped Him Succeed

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Unless you've been totally under a pop-culture/music rock for the past few months, you've probably heard of Macklemore and his hit song (and video) Thrift Shop. Now at well over 200 million views, the song itself has been at the top of the charts and has sold over 4 million...
Macklemore Explains Why Not Being On A Label Helped Him Succeed

Alex Day Sells Half A Million Songs By Breaking All The 'Rules'

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Well, what do we have here? Another artist operating outside the constraints of the recording industry and yet, against all odds, making money? Probably too good to be true. He's built a huge following on known pirate site YouTube and his first two royalty checks totaled over $200,000, but the...
Alex Day Sells Half A Million Songs By Breaking All The 'Rules'

Alex Day, YouTube phenomenon, on building fans and making money

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Last Christmas, Day became first unsigned artist to reach number four in Official Charts and this year he's aiming higherLast Christmas Alex Day became the first unsigned artist ever to reach number four in the Official Charts - a Guinness Book of Records entry, he says proudly. He sold 100,000...
Alex Day, YouTube phenomenon, on building fans and making money

How A YouTube Sensation Beat Justin Timberlake And The Music Industry

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How A YouTube Sensation Beat Justin Timberlake And The Music Industry

Big Media Flexes Its Muscle, and Justin Timberlake Sells a Lot of Music

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From the Big Old Media Still Has Some Legs file: Justin Timberlake sold 968,000 copies of his new album in the last week. That kind of first-week sales stat used to be no big deal for the music industry, back when people routinely bought music. In 2000, the year sales...
Big Media Flexes Its Muscle, and Justin Timberlake Sells a Lot of Music

Musician Alex Day Explains How He Beat Justin Timberlake In The Charts Basically Just Via YouTube

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Last summer, we wrote about UK musician Alex Day, creator of a number of very catchy tunes (seriously take a listen), and how he sold half a million songs by breaking all the "rules" that those from the old recording industry insist are true. You can read that article for...
Musician Alex Day Explains How He Beat Justin Timberlake In The Charts Basically Just Via YouTube

How Alex Day Became The Biggest Unsigned Singer In The World, Without Touring

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Alex Day might just be the most famous musician you've never heard of. Finding loads of success through his YouTube channel, the U.K. native holds the Guinness World Record for the highest-charting single by an unsigned artist for his song "Forever Yours," which peaked at #2 on the UK Indie...
How Alex Day Became The Biggest Unsigned Singer In The World, Without Touring

"Stupid, Stupid" Christmas Song Tries To Make Internet History [Video]

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YouTube personality and musician Alex Day made his plea on Reddit on Wednesday: help my new song "Stupid, stupid" top the charts on Christmas Day in the UK. Or don't. But if you "really wanna see it beat the traditional label acts this Christmas in the UK and beyond," then...
"Stupid, Stupid" Christmas Song Tries To Make Internet History [Video]

YouTube UK: 20 of Britain's most popular online video bloggers

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From the creators of the Tyler Lautner six-pack workout and sunny pop promos to a cheerful consumer of roadkill1 NINEBRASSMONKEYS BENJAMIN COOKStats 106,000 subscribers, 1.7m viewsWho is he? The 30-year-old Cook only posted his first YouTube video on his Ninebrassmonkeys channel in December last year, but his multi-part documentary series,...
YouTube UK: 20 of Britain's most popular online video bloggers
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