Friday, November 21, 2014

El sueño de Rupert Pupkin hace realidad

No kidnapping required either, just a talented funnybone;
“We’re largely self-taught,” says Kevin Prieto, known to his fans as LokOfLucky, who produces comedy sketches with Abigail Frías out of the apartment they share in Jerez, Cádiz province. “We write the scripts, record, and edit, all from home.” Frías’s two channels, Abi Power and Adelita Power, have attracted 300,000 subscribers, and bring in around €500 a month. “I’m not the best known by any stretch, but I am starting to make a living from this,” she adds, explaining that the first target for any would-be video star is 50,000 subscribers, or more than one million views a month.
Successful YouTubers in Spain can earn between €2,000 and €3,000 a month, especially if they know tricks of the trade such as when to post their videos. “Prime time is between 10pm and 11pm, because of the Americans,” says Rogel.
Toni Garrido, a veteran radio talk show host, says leading YouTubers in the United States make between $500,000 and $5 million a year. Hoping to take a slice of the cake, he’s just opened the Spanish affiliate of Maker Studios, an American company that is now the biggest producer and distributor of YouTube content in the world. Maker’s network attracts around 153 million visits a month in Spain, the company says. “This is a medium that is creating a lot of expectation,” says Garrido. Disney has just forked out $950 million to buy Maker.
They all laughed when I said I wanted to be a comedian....

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