Many young people who wish to succeed in life as a singer find his or her start on youtube, and I think that is wonderful! There is no better way to start out a career then by gaining loyal fans on your own, then by being “discovered.”
I just have one problem. Those… first fans. If I watch another begining artist on youtube with a comment under it from a fan saying “When you get famous don’t forget all the little people who helped you get there!” Well shut. the. front. door. He or she is obviously not going to forget an entire chapter in their life unless something drastic happens.
But even worse then the “When you get famous…” is the “Now that your famous…” Seeing too many of these comments will surely cause an early death. “Now that your famous you’ve changed so much” or “Now that your famous you’ve forgetten about the people who helped you get there.” OR the absolute worst of them all is the “I’ve been following the artist since the begining! i knew about him (or her) since before they were popular!” WELL FANCY THAT! Surprise! You don’t actually get an award for being the most annoying person to watch this video!
Anyway. The lesson here is that it is wonderful if you support an up and coming singer or band. But please. Let’s make sure we remember that along with you, who “knew about him since before he was popular” are also the other first 500,000 people who saw him on youtube that say the same thing.. soooo… you aren’t special.