PUBLISHED: 07:21 26 November 2018 Sophie Barnett Samantha Harvey has a huge following on Youtube and Instagram. Picture: SAMANTHA HARVEY Samantha Harvey has a huge following on Youtube and Instagram. Picture: SAMANTHA HARVEY Suffolk is home to some big name celebrities including global phenomenon Ed Sheeran and now a new wave of stars are being created thanks to their growing popularity on YouTube - here we meet four of the up-and-coming names who between then have 3.4 million subscribers. •Samantha HarveyHitcham-based musician Samantha Harvey has over 1.6 million subscribers and has just finished headlining her own UK tour – she says it’s all down to YouTube. The 25-year-old has been on the platform for the past eight years and found fame when her cover of Sam Smith’s Stay With Me went viral over night.The singer who went to Stowmarket High School, said: “YouTube completely changed my life, I would encourage anyone who has … [Read more...] about Do you recognise these Youtube stars?
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The life of a YouTuber is a mystical one. There’s a whole generation of people who started vlogging in their bedrooms a few years ago and have turned it into fully-fledged careers with product lines and advertising incomes, à la Zoella. Earlier this year when YouTube was digging into the data of its most-viewed accounts from the UK it found that the number one most-viewed female on the platform was Dua Lipa. This makes sense: the singer is a global superstar with songs like ‘Be The One’ and ‘IDGAF’ under her belt. The second most-viewed female YouTuber from the UK might surprise you. No, it wasn’t another singing sensation but gamer LDShadowLady, a 26-year-old called Lizzie who is based in the North of England. We caught up with Lizzie to find out what life is like at the top of the YouTube game, and how platforms like hers can make gaming more inclusive for women. Meet LDShadowLady, UK’s top female YouTube gamer … [Read more...] about LDShadowLady: behind the camera of UK’s top female YouTube gamer
The maker of Fortnite is suing a prominent YouTuber over the cheats he has developed for the massively popular video game. Epic Games says Brandon Lucas is "unlawfully modifying" the game's code to get an advantage over other players and that he also sells these hacks to others.Lucas has more than 1.7 million followers on his Golden Modz YouTube account and posts videos of himself using the cheats to "troll" other online players.Legal papers filed in North Carolina state: "Lucas' websites encourage visitors to purchase hacks and/or Fortnite user accounts preloaded with hacks."These hacks enable users to unlawfully modify Fornite's software. Lucas is operating these websites and selling these cheats and accounts for his own personal enrichment."His ill-gotten gains come at the expense of Epic and members of the Fornite community."Epic says it is ruining the game for others and creating "an uneven playing field"."Aimbots" are one of the hacks the company is upset about. It says they … [Read more...] about Fortnite maker Epic Games sues YouTuber over cheating in hit video game
YouTubers, in general, don’t have the best reputation at the moment, but two Falkirk-based content creators are aiming to change that as they get set to play in a charity football match this weekend. Paul Batchelor and Chris Johnstone, both 26, were key in setting up a charity match which will take place at Stenhousemuir’s Ochilview Park on Sunday, August 19, as they aim to raise awareness and cash for the Scottish Associations for Mental Health with a match against Stenhousemuir FC fans and coaches.Paul, better known to his subscribers as ‘Batchy’, understands that the general perception of YouTubers is negative, but hopes that he can use his own platform in a positive manor.“YouTubers have a negative reputation just now, when you look at Pewdiepie and Logan Paul. We want to show that not all are like that stereotype.”Paul’s YouTube account has 56,000 subscribers, and he has recently turned this into a full-time job, as has Chris - who runs a … [Read more...] about Charity football: Meet the YouTubers using their platform positively
Forget Spotify and Apple Music, there’s a new music streaming platform in town from YouTube. Announced earlier this year, the new YouTube Music platform is combining music streaming with YouTube’s videos. From today, you can access YouTube Music in 17 countries including the UK. Here’s what you need to know about the new platform. What’s different about YouTube Music? YouTube says the strength of its new platform is that instead of switching from listening to music to watching music videos or a live performance of a song, it is all contained in one handy app. The video element is exciting. It isn’t just focused on music videos; the platform will host live performances from shows such as Live with Jools Holland and Saturday Night Live instantly after they have been broadcast. In addition, YouTube Music will also feature a Video Hotlist, a selection of trending videos depending on your location. T.Jay Fowler, head of product at … [Read more...] about What you need to know about YouTube Music