Seeing the Vine-Era come to a close after only 3 short years is a tad heartbreaking. Aside from the loss of hilarious 6-second clips, Vine made an impact on a large number of hopeful entertainers.
Many of the more popular ‘Viners’ grew a following online by sharing their musical talents, or comedic skills. They’ve not only gained popularity and an outlet to get their name out there, but they’ve managed to make some cash for it.
By doing brand sponsored Vines, the ‘famous’ users could make anywhere from $3,000 to $20,000 per Vine depending on who they were collaborating with. As of 2016, one of apps most popular creators, Nash Grier, has racked up a net worth of $3.1 million.
It has given a platform for so many to express themselves, and gain traction for their careers outside of just the walls of the Internet.
For example, in the last few years, Shawn Mendes has become one of the artists to dominate the Top 40 radio stations. But his musical stardom wasn’t launched traditionally. When Vine started up, a very young Mendes started posting clips of him singing that got the attention of some important people in the music business. This ultimately lead to a record deal, and now he’s reached global success. A similar situation happened with Edmonton singer-songwriter, Ruth B.
Now that Vine is on its final stretch, many users have turned to alternate popular platforms, like YouTube and Snapchat, to continue sharing content with their fan-bases.
Also, this is my all-time favourite Vine. I take credit for most of its 60,000,000 loops.
How cute is that?
By Victoria Dean