LA weekly featured and in depth article on the evolution of the YouTube ecosystem and the growing problems facing the big YouTube Networks. The article come down pretty hard on Machinima, and also mentions my former company Maker Studios. It’s simple, this space is going through some growing pains. One thing I can tell you from my experience is most YouTubers could use more help. It’s not easy to do it all on your own and the Youtube community should be more open to advice from both YouTube networks, as well as the “old guard”. There is SOME good stuff that old media brings to the table. While I had my issues with the old school nature of record companies, my time Warner Bros Records showed me the power of pushing back on Artists, challenging them to be better. Most YouTubers think they don’t need this type of advice. It seems that the YouTube Networks are starting to take on some of the worst characteristics of the old guard, without helping the Artist grow. You don’t need to throw everything out from the old way – evolve. My experience at Maker? They cared, and it showed 🙂



In September 2012, I took a chance working for a new company – 2013 means the full energy of Revolt TV is coming to life. Check out our linked in page to learn more!

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Revolt Media & TV is a new independent music and music news themed cable network under with distribution commitments from Comcast and a launch agreement slated for 2013.

Revolt changes the game by leveraging digital technologies, including social media, to give artists a powerful new platform to connect with viewers, and to create and deliver a category-defining experience. Like all great moments in television history as well as social networks, the channel’s programming will be live, immediate and in sync with today’s digitally connected artists and musicians. The network will recharge and reinvent music TV to reflect today’s digital technology. Anchored by a state of the art broadcast center to constantly lead and feed the dynamic changes in music in real time, Revolt will be a fully integrated digital/TV venue where artists rule the airwaves 24/7, while engaging directly with fans in an unpredictable hub where the magic of live is the link. Led by proven masterminds of music programming and pop culture taste making, Revolt will be the trusted curator that serves empowered artists and fans, offering viewers access to impromptu performances, live daily news feeds, breaking news for tour-on sales, last minute great seats, behind the scenes action, and real-time updates on what’s hot and what’s trending in music, by the minute.