Who was in attendance for BTS’ weekend at Wembley?
Sadly, we weren’t able to attend either of their shows on account of tickets selling out within minutes, but we were able to vicariously live through all the tweets, videos and photos everyone was sharing on social media. Sure, we still experienced major FOMO and found ourselves crying whenever we listened to one of the group’s songs, but that’s life. We guess we’ll have to be even quicker with our mouse the next time they make a stop in the UK.
Since we couldn’t attend, we decided to do what we do best and that is distract ourselves with YouTube videos. We watched oodles upon oodles of content over the past week and, as such, feel we’ve picked out the best of the best to showcase in this week’s Round-Up.
Let’s jump into it!
How I Travelled 4250 miles with NO Money | Ben Morris
Travelling can be pretty expensive, so you can bet we were curious when we saw this video from Ben Morris in our subscription box. Travelling 4250 miles with NO money? That has to be clickbait, right? Wrong!
Ben participated in Jailbreak, a charity challenge where teams try to travel as far as they can in 48 hours with money raised from family, friends, strangers, etc. Ben and his team made a plan to travel to the Dominican Republic, which they managed to achieve by selling water to strangers on the street. But did they win their challenge? You’ll have to watch the video to find out. What we will tell you is that all three lads got majorly sunburned after using some dodgy suncream.
Busting 3 myths about YouTuber books
There are many (and we mean many) opinions regarding YouTubers writing books, some bad and some good, but do we really know the ins and outs of this side of publishing? Leena Normington, who has worked in the publishing industry, is here to combat three myths surrounding this.
In this video, Leena tackles three assumptions people have around YouTuber books: that YouTubers are only in it for the money, that they are only successful because of the size of their audience, and that they’re taking away opportunities from those who write for a living and “studied” it. If you have negative opinions regarding this topic or you simply want to learn more about this side of the publishing industry, this is something we highly recommend you watch.
Addressing The Claims | Stephen Tries
The majority of YouTubers know the pain that is dealing with copyright claims on their videos. Simply put, this is when a company or person claims a video’s earnings because the creator used their content in some way, be it a video clip, a portion of a song, etc. These days, it appears to be happening almost every day and Stephen Tries has had enough.
Now, you’re probably thinking, can one creator really stop the big bad wolf from copyright striking our favourite YouTubers? Well… No. But at least he tried and that’s all we can really ask for. We’re just hoping the amount of strikes this video got doesn’t result in it getting taken down.
Home | cavetown
In need of some good music to take you through the week? Look no further than the music video for Robin Skinner‘s single, Home. It’s an acoustic treat with lyrics the majority of listeners will surely relate to on some level.
The music video for the track was directed and produced by Taha Khan and Sammy Paul, and we have to say it’s probably our favourite to be released in 2019. Not only is the idea pretty ingenious, but we love the imagery created. As well, the fact that is also doubles as a lyric video has our minds blown. More music videos like this, please!
Tipsy Talk with Jessica Chastain | Hazel Hayes
We’ve gone from not having Hazel Hayes‘ Tispy Talk in our subscription box for months to having two episodes in the span of a few weeks. What could be better? Trick question: NOTHING!
In this video, Hazel chats with X-Men: Dark Phoenix star Jessica Chastain about working with Sophie Turner, her upcoming projects and her involvement in the #TimesUp movement. It’s definitely one of our favourite episodes to date, as Hazel and Jessica have such a good chemistry together, and we were left wishing the interview had gone on longer. We mean, why did it only have to be seven minutes long? We could watch these two chat for hours!