Top income on Youtube ? Anastasia, at least, is already thinking of Plan B. She dreams of becoming a dolphin trainer and cat doctor. “I wish I had the answer,” Chas Lacaillade, the founder and CEO of child star agency Bottle Rocket Management, says of landing that elusive secret to success. “I’d be a wealthier man.” And who can blame them for cashing in? YouTube is working to limit revenue possibilities for children’s channels in response to a settlement with the FTC for allegedly violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act rule. YouTube’s first step is a ban on targeted ads for kids’ content that begins next year. It’s been said by creators that the new guidelines may also affect natural search results so children’s videos don’t appear at the top of Google searches. That’s a direct hit at potential earnings, which come predominantly from pre-roll advertising spends.
Late Night is Mindy Kaling’s Sundance darling that landed a wide summer release. The story follows a late night talk show host (Emma Thompson) whose career is on the line when she discovers her ratings have tanked. Of course, that could all be turned around with a new writer (Mindy Kaling) who isn’t afraid to step outside of the box. Netflix movies can be hit and miss, but the streaming platform has really honed in on how to turn out a pretty decent rom-com. In this one, two childhood sweethearts reconnect after years apart, and as you can imagine… the sparks return. But the most important part is that Ali Wong and Randall Park are incredible at carrying a rom-com.
Charlie Bit Me: In May of 2007, a British father uploaded a clip of his two young sons, Harry, age 3, and Charlie, age 1. In the video, a teething Charlie bites his brother’s finger, causing Harry to cry. Maybe it’s the adorable British accent, or maybe it’s the devilish but cherubic smile Charlie gives after chomping down on Harry’s finger, but the clip is undeniably cute and funny. The clip quickly went viral and became one of the Top 25 Viral Kid Videos ever uploaded. With more than 850 million views, it remains one of the most watched videos on all of YouTube that is not a professional music video. The boys’ internet fame brought real-life fame as well. Thanks to their father’s continued uploads on their own channel, the family could afford to buy a larger house thanks to sales of “Charlie Bit My Finger” t-shirts, mugs, calendars, and more. Find additional amazing videos on YT.
Best clip for a song in 2019 ? The hot, wretched sickness of young love is rendered so acutely here by 21-year-old US indie-pop star Clairo. There’s a sullen black humour as she war-games the worst thing that could happen – her lover walking out with their bags – as a way to edge away from the erotic terror of the best thing happening. “Can you see me using everything to hold back?” she frets, holding nothing back. The backing, an idle but quietly feverish patter of garage rock, also tries to play it cool but can’t quite manage it, its main instrumental melody searching up and down for a foothold.