Next New Networks is looking for the next new you

Friday, December 18, 2009 | 10:44 AM

It took some time, but people have learned how to build audiences, create brands and make money on YouTube. Michael Buckley and Fred were among the first to reach six figures and invent brands through their YouTube series. NigaHiga makes a living producing videos from his home and Don't Forget To Be Awesome Records was founded by two guys who understood the value of the musicians releasing music on YouTube. Now Next New Networks has figured out how to develop businesses like these over and over again.

For the past three years, Next New Networks has worked hard to make some of the most dynamic channels on YouTube, including BarelyPolitical, Channel Frederator and Threadbanger. Now they've launched the Next New Creators program, which is designed to uncover and promote the next big Web series. They will partner with up-and-coming independent creators to distribute, promote, package and monetize their shows that currently appear on YouTube.

Next New Networks has already proven that they know a thing or two about web series. They've been working with independent producers since early 2009, helping turn many online shows into hits like "Auto-Tune The News" and "Beyond The Trailer." This new program will act much like a venture capital firm, investing resources into potential businesses to create a new wave of high-quality series and brands on YouTube.

Interested creators can sign up here.

Congrats to Next New Networks on their launch!

Posted by Kevin Yen, Director of Strategic Partnerships, and Melissa Crounse, Strategic Partner Manager