From Variety earlier this week, the news that has the world of Internet personal media buzzing:
YouTube has churned out its first crossover viral video star.
Carson Daly has signed Brooke “Brookers” Brodack to a talent/development deal, making the 20-year-old the first talent to emerge, in an official capacity, from the online service.
…Daly said he became mesmerized by her videos after recently stumbling upon them online.
“The Internet has become a new platform for identifying emerging artists such as Brookers. I hope to give her the opportunity to expose her talent on a much larger scale,” he said. While Brodack isn’t the first talent to surface from the Web — MTV star Andy Milonakis got his start with online video sketches — hers is one of the first deals struck based on YouTube popularity.
So, dude, Carson… where’s my development deal? Sure, I may not actually make viral videos, but I write about them. And I could use the money. Plus, I always thought you were, like, totally hot on TRL. Call my agent, man — we’ll do lunch.