Nicky Costabile, a WP Popular Music Studies major, has officially gone viral. Rather than rewrite an article from BuzzFeed, I suggest you go THERE and read it. Then, look below at her video on YouTube, which has over 205,000 views as of this reading.
She’s got a nice voice, doesn’t she? Share her video and, if you feel a little jealous, figure out how you can get better as a musician/singer/music biz person. You understand that there’s an element of luck to this, right? If you wake up tomorrow and say, “I’m a-gonna make a video today and it’s a-gonna get 200,000+ views on YouTube in a week,” you realize that probably won’t happen, right? In the words of Nicky, “Just uploaded for fun! Didn’t expect this to happen!!”
In the end, you need talent, a unique idea, and a lot of good fortune to go viral these days. And if you read music industry critic Bob Lefsetz, he believes 200,000 views is nothing. When it reaches 2-million, maybe that gets people a little interested.
Nicky – Feel great about your accomplishment. This is awesome. Let’s hope you inspire others (and yourself) to be even greater.