Youtube: does it have a place in music?- Orla Gartland gives her thoughts

Words by Mat Smith

Youtube has brought about a lot of amazing stars over the past few years.

It’s a fantastic platform for emerging artists to produce new music and share it with the world for free.

Because youtubers are scaled on such a huge platform their audience is almost specified with the majority aged in their early teens.

Could this specific fan-base influence the artist in how they interact with their audience?

Orla Gartland

Orla Gartland is  a fantastic example of the Youtube culture, her popularity has increased ten-fold from using the site as a platform to promote her music.

She has found her way onto through the doors into the music industry, even recently supporting huge names such as Bastille in her hometown of Dublin.

We caught up with her at a recent show in Brighton to see how she believes Youtube has influenced and helped her gain that first step in her career.

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