If you get a chance, head over to YouTube.com today. The number one video is something called “Internet Killed the Video Star” by the ClipBandits – the world’s first YouTube only band.
There are currently only 3 members in ClipBandits – J-Pe$o, Girl Bass Player and ClipBandit. They don’t even know each others real names, just their YouTube IDs, and have never met in person. They also live in 3 different states, California, New York and Texas. So how does an Internet only band practice or play gigs together? Easy. They do it all via YouTube. J-Pe$o and Girl Bass Player record their separate parts and upload their clips to YouTube. Then the ClipBandit syncs up their clips on several large video screens in his recording studio and plays his part live. He then uploads the final product to YouTube.
ClipBandits all got started when J-Pe$o uploaded a video to YouTube of a song he wrote during college. Then The ClipBandit saw the video and submitted a video response of himself playing along with J-Pe$o’s clip. Several songs later they’ve added a bass player, are considered the front runner for the Cingular YouTube Underground Band Contest and are looking for a drummer. We wish them luck.