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All Covered With Vines

All Covered With Vines

Simply Sylvio, Evan Hilton Win Tribeca Film Awards For Vine

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It’s 2014, and that means you can get an award from Robert DeNiro’s prestigious Tribeca Film Festival for making a Vine — and you could end up making money. Technology, huh?

Five Viners are being recognized by TFF today in the second annual #6SecFilms contest for their outstanding work in the looping six-second-film genre. Accolades are being presented in the categories of drama (yes, drama!), comedy, animation and genre. There’s also a #6SecFilms Audience Award. Read More

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Adorable Folk Singers Are First Vine Musicians To Sign With Major Record Label

SO CUTE. SO TALENTED. (Screengrab: Vine)

If Justin Bieber was able to launch a music (and tech?) career from a bunch of Youtube videos, then this had to be the natural next step.

Michael and Carissa Rae Alvarado — who comprise husband-and-wife folk-pop duo “Us” — have become the first Vine musicians to sign with a major record label, Billboard reports. After just four months of posting six-second clips of their music, the pair signed with Republic Records on March 18. Read More

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‘Gummy Money’ Graduation: Vine Star Nicholas Megalis Makes a Music Video

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Vine has only been around for about a year, but it’s already leaving its mark culturally. “Vine celebs” are a collection of mostly teens and 20-somethings who regale their hundreds of thousands (or millions) of followers with short bursts of comedy and weirdness. A bunch of them even get paid for it.

And now, one of Vine’s most famous and beloved users, Nicholas Megalis, has released a music video to accompany his iTunes-charting single, “Gummy Money.” The song, of course, grew out of a Vine. Read More

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One Year In, Vine Is the Millennials’ Answer to Saturday Night Live

Nicholas Megalis turned his hit Gummy Money Vine into a full length song that climbed the iTunes charts. (Screengrab: Vine.co)

When Vine was launched on this day last year, many self–proclaimed social media experts scoffed. They assumed it would be used like a live–action Instagram, full of insufferable brunches, FOMO–inducing party pics, and narcissistic selfies.

But the network unexpectedly turned into a huge platform for burgeoning comedians. These “Vine celebs” were unknowns last year, and now make a living by being funny on the year–old network. Read More

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Vine Creates Browser Version, Ensures Potential Employers See All Your Dumb Videos

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You might have thought nobody but your fellow six-second video enthusiasts would see your collection of Vine videos. The bad impressions, the corny jokes, the failed stunts — they were dumb, but at least they were largely confined to people who care about Vine.

But now, Twitter-owned Vine has beefed up its web presence to make it easier for people to find, browse and share your videos.  Read More

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You Can Get Paid to Be a Vine VJ Now

We'd be giving the thumbs-up, too. (Screengrab: Seenive.com)

Those who still scoff at the idea of Vine as an influential app, here’s a little more proof that the six-second video-sharing service is not only entertaining, but profitable.

Video news service NowThis News has hired West Palm Beach, Fla., native Cody Johns as their first official Vine VJ, their managing editor, Katharine Zaleski, confirmed today. And, yes, he’s getting paid for it. Read More

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It’s Time For You to Get Vine (And New York’s Biggest Vine Star Will Explain Why)

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Nicholas Megalis makes a Vine. (Photo: Nicholas Megalis)

On a warm summer day in late July, hundreds of people gathered in Central Park, some sporting Halloween costumes and all cheering like crazy for a group of their idols who had taken the stage. But the people clustered on the platform weren’t the latest iteration of One Direction or Justin Bieber. They were a small, tight-knit group of kids in their 20s who have millions of followers on Vine–a six-second video-sharing app that only came into existence on Jan. 24 of this year. Read More