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The audiovisual activity developing in social networks has led to the YouTube platform becoming an international creative and social space where the content created by the user, the media, the companies and the online communities comes together. This digital opportunity identifies the figure of the youtuber, especially those whose artistic and musical talents are disseminated by the use of a fictional cover. This research seeks to analyse this profilebuilding starting from its amateur origin and ending with its professional stage, by means of the figures of Taylor Davis and Lindsey Stirling: North American violinists devoted to music, video games, films, series, among other products within the Cultural Industry. To this end, their channels have been examined through qualitative content analysis. This methodology made it possible for us to explore in depth this mainstream phenomenon encompassing the world of fandom, music and artistic success through trendy cultural products. As a consequence, musician youtubers are building a creative, ingenious and suppressed community in virtual environments.
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This page is a summary of: ¡Soy músico youtuber! Construcción de la identidad artística a través del cover y la ficción. El caso de las violinistas Taylor Davis y Lindsey Stirling, Revista Mediterránea de Comunicación, January 2019, Publicaciones Universidad de Alicante, DOI: 10.14198/medcom2020.11.1.1.
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