Sunday, 29 January 2017

New Artist Featured on YTA ~ Kaylee Rutland

Singer and guitarist, Kaylee Rutland grew up in Texas and is a contemporary country singer.

In 2014, Billboard Magazine listed Kaylee as one of the artists to watch in its 10 Country Artists to Watch list. Incidentally, this list also included Lucy Hale of Pretty Little Liars fame.

Kaylee first fell in love with singing at the age of 8 years old, and by her teens she was writing her own songs. She lists Reba, Carrie Underwood and Sara Evans as her biggest inspirations over the years.

A particularly fun video to watch on Kaylee's YouTube channel is House Party (Sam Hunt), which she covered with Celeste Kellogg, & Jessica Rose.

Saturday, 28 January 2017

New Band Featured on YTA ~ Hunter and Tara

Hunter and Tara are singers Hunter Ney and Tara Kuiper

They have only been uploading videos together since 28th Aug 2016. Up until that point all the videos uploaded were of just Hunter.

Hunter also plays piano, guitar and ukelele, and Tara also plays guitar, to compliment their vocals.

They have some great videos up of Hunter when he was a solo artist and of the pair of them working together, so be sure to stop by their YouTube channel to check them out.

Upgrade your Instagram to a Business Profile

Have you changed your Instagram account from a regular one to a business one yet?

I screenshot every new artist that follows me or likes a post, as a means of finding them again in the future to feature them on YTA, but now that they can use the contact button and drop me a message quickly and easily, and more artists are doing that as time goes on, I now have visual reminders in my email of artists to check out, which means they don't end up getting buried among the many screenshots, which makes life easier for me, and increases their chance of getting featured.

Sunday, 22 January 2017

New Featured Artist on YTA ~ Kaitlyn Oliveira

Kaitlyn Oliveira is a self taught singer and piano player from Newport, Rhode Island.

She was encouraged to start posting videos of herself singing online after entering a talent show in 7th grade.

If she could collab with any famous artists, then Shawn Mendes, Sam Smith and Demi Lovato would top the list.

Kaitlyn has currently written seven original songs, six of which are completely finished, and one of which, "Words Can Hurt" is online on YouTube as an audio only upload, and can also be downloaded from the usual sites such as Google Play Music and iTunes.

Saturday, 21 January 2017

New Artist Featured on YTA ~ Madison Marigold

Madison Marigold (aka “Madison Larsen”), is a guitarist and classically trained pianist from Los Angeles, California.

She has performed in crowds ranging from 200 to 60,000 people, including prestigious venues such as Staples Center for the NBA’s LA Lakers.

Madison has even been fortunate enough to count opening for megastars such as Demi Lovato among her achievements.

Keep an eye out for her first EP which will hopefully be released some time early this year.

Spotify Playlist - 'This Is: YouTube Artists' [Updated]

[Updated to reflect changes]

With 2,876 songs which is about 6 days of play time (at the time of writing), you might wonder who is actually in the playlist to make it be so big.

Well, the answer is, lots (and I mean lots) of artists. All of which are listed on the YTA website.

It's even possible that I might of missed some out. Hardly any artists post links to their Spotify artist page, meaning I have to search for them, and it is possible that I might not of found everybody.

Saturday, 14 January 2017

New Artist Featured on YTA ~ Kaia

Kaia is a singer songwriter from the UK, who was featured on BBC Introducing's Track of the Day at some point.

She started her YouTube journey about 5 years ago with a cover of Adele's Someone Like You, that has gained her 1,585,612 views at the time of writing.

Kaia counts Jessie J, Ed Sheeran, Adele, Taylor Swift & Gabrielle Aplin among her influences.

She loves Unicorns, fashion, challenges, perfect scenarios, twisting Oreos apart before eating them & loud music all the time!

Friday, 13 January 2017

New Featured Artist on YTA ~ Holly Henry

Holly Henry, (her real name is Holly Mae Heinrich), is from Florida, America and plays guitar and piano.

Coming from a musical household, (Holly's father plays various instruments and has been writing songs for a long time), Holly first caught the public’s ear as a contestant on season five of The Voice.

Holly only writes songs when she feels the urge to, she doesn't purposely set out to write one, and uses her life as a basis for inspiration, amongst other things.

She believes in being unique and original, rather than trying to model herself on other artists.

Sunday, 8 January 2017

New Featured Artist on YTA ~ Elana Jane

Elana Jane is a singer, songwriter, guitarist and pianist from Sacramento, California.

Elana can be found performing her songs locally at state/county fairs and restaurants, but has also sung the National Anthem before MLB, NFL, and NBA games, including Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles Dodgers), Staples Center (Los Angeles Lakers), and O.co Coliseum (Oakland A's and Oakland Raiders), and she counts these as some of her favorite performances.

Saturday, 7 January 2017

First Featured Artist of 2017 ~ Beck Martin

Beck Martin is a singer from Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia.

Relatively new to YouTube, she only has a few uploads right now, but did state in the description on her first video that she hoped to upload weekly, and hopefully that does happen at some point.

Other than that I know nothing about Beck, (Beck is short for Rebecca by the way).

I also couldn't find any more liks for her other than the ones I have listed below.