Community Post: 10 Ridiculously Creative YouTube Musicians You Should Know About

1. KurtHugoSchneider

About: Kurt started making YouTube videos with fellow Yale classmate Sam Tsui. Millions of hits later, the two ended up on The Oprah Show together. Now, Kurt films music videos with people like Jason Derulo, Victoria Justice, and Keke Palmer.

Must-See Videos: Everybody’s Got Somebody But Me featuring Jason Mraz and Hunter Hayes, Just A Dream featuring Sam Tsui and Christina Grimmie.

2. Todrick Hall

About: A former American Idol contestant, Hall starred in the music video for a Virgin America, directed by Hollywood’s Jon M. Chu.

Must-See Videos: Spell Block Tango, Beauty and the Beat, Virgin America Safety Video.

3. Pentatonix

About: They’re the season 3 winners of The Sing Off. Their ‘Evolution of Beyonce’ was featured on The Ellen Show, and their Christmas album recently hit #1 on iTunes.

Must-See Videos: Somebody That I Used To Know, Radioactive featuring Lindsey Stirling

4. Mike Tompkins

About: He takes beat-boxing to the extreme. His version of Starships by Nicki Minaj was featured in Pitch Perfect.

Must-See Videos: Starships featuring the cast of Pitch Perfect, Feel Again and Dog Days Are Over mashup.

5. Walk Off The Earth

About: Walk Off The Earth’s megahit cover of “Somebody That I Used To Know” by Goyte has an astounding 155 million hits. The were also featured on The Ellen Show.

Must-See Videos: Red Hands, Red Hands Unedited Version.

6. Eric Whitacre

About: Whitacre, an accomplished vocal composer, created an extraordinary choir using virtual singers for his song Lux Arumque.

Must-See Videos: Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir 3: Water Night, Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir 4: Fly to Paradise.

7. The Piano Guys

About: A combination of pianists and cellists, this group creates unique arrangements of popular songs using only the strings of a piano.

Must-See Videos: Christina Perri A Thousand Years, Mission Impossible featuring Lindsey Stirling.

8. Lindsey Stirling

About: A quarter-finalist on America’s Got Talent, Lindsey won a YouTube Music Award for Response of the Year for her and Pentatonix’s version of Radioactive.

Must-See Videos: Pokemon Dubstep Remix featuring KurtHugoSchneider, Thrift Shop featuring Tyler Ward.

9. Paint (Jon Cozart)

About: Jon Cozart is a college student who also uses a cloning feature, creating the huge viral hit “After Ever After”.

Must-See Videos: Harry Potter in 99 Seconds, Movie Villain Medley.

10. Nick Pitera

About: Nick’s cover of both the male and female parts to A Whole New World rewarded him with over 32 million views and a spot on The Ellen Show.

Must See Videos: One Man Disney Movie, Kelly Clarkson’s Already Gone/Beyonce’s Halo mash-up.

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