Top income on YT ? 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.
It’s difficult to call Once Upon a Time in Hollywood by a single genre, but then again, isn’t that the case with most Quentin Tarantino films? However, we’d be remiss to not include “comedy” when talking about Tarantino’s ninth venture. Brad Pitt in particular offers up a hilarious performance in the film set against the summer of 1969. In particular there’s one scene with a dog, some LSD, and a couple of Manson family killers… damn. That doesn’t sound funny, but we swear, it’s hysterical.
In six minutes, comedian Judson Laipply performs a medley of dance moves spanning the decades. Laipply covers everything from Elvis’s “You Ain’t Nothin’ But A Hounddog” to disco, heavy metal, the Robot, the Moonwalk, the Hammer Dance, and more. With more than 300 million views this remains one of the top-viewed videos on YouTube. It’s nearly impossible not to smile when watching it. See extra cool videos on YT.
Best video for a song in 2019 ? This was the Newcastle outsider folk artist’s poppiest moment by far – and also, in a catalogue full of tender humanity, his most powerfully humane. He voices someone “struggling with anxiety”, who is freaked out by a tutting checkout girl and thinks a busker is using Wonderwall to swear at them. Racist violence is close at hand. But jogging – represented here by a rolling beat reminiscent of, appropriately, Kate Bush’s Running Up That Hill – keeps them going. The dogged, synth-laden climax is a triumphant affirmation of the human spirit through personal and social collapse.