Monday, 14 September 2009

Music Tuesday: Ladies Who Vlog

Welcome to Music Tuesday. For a few months now, the US homepage has been featuring updates from the world of YouTube music on Tuesdays, and we here in the UK are happy to finally be in a position to follow suit. Today we look at Ladies Who Vlog: female musicians who are using YouTube to connect with their audiences in new, interesting and occasionally bizarre ways.



Firstly, why make the distinction between male and female musicians? Mainly because we can feature more artists this way, but also because 2009 seems to have brought with it a real increase in high-profile acts fronted by women. In addition to this, the four acts we feature today have all produced a series of vlogs over a particularly creative time in their careers:







Little Boots’ YouTube channel has been up and running since long before she became the name on every hip critic’s lips. If you need further proof, see her first interaction with the Tenori-On here (complete with dark hair). Imogen Heap is another longtime vlogger, with a series of 40 videos covering the genesis of her new album, “Ellipse”. Candid, collaborative and occasionally crazy, these offer a real insight into the ups and downs of a process that in her case has taken two years to reach fruition.



Paloma Faith and Nerina Pallot have taken a slightly different approach to their channels. Paloma Faith is documenting the process of getting out there and promoting a record – what it’s really like to stay in a Swedish boutique hotel and hit the streets of Stockholm with little more than a pink fox for company – and Nerina Pallot is putting out a series of alternative takes on tracks from her new album via her channel – including an interesting coming together of drumsticks and a plastic storage box.



Don’t just take our word for it, head for the homepage and enjoy Music Tuesday. And if you have any suggestions for where we should be turning the Homepage Spotlight’s beam next week, leave a comment below.



Have fun,


Jamie Dolling, Community Editor, YouTube UK, recently watched “7 Year Old Elvina A Lille Dancing Selesao”.

11 comments:

Stephanie said...

Great, but how about supporting unsigned artists? :)

Jamie said...

Stay tuned, Stephanie. Support for unsigned artists who are producing original work is one of the things we are always keen to offer... Jamie

Fi - WhereFishSing.com said...

And this is how many fine artists are cultivating a following as well.

Steph Stephenson Music said...

Thank you Jamie, I'd just like to shamelessly suggest user futreslayer300, but to also support the ever growing famous Julia Nunes for a music Tuesday spotlight.

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