Collective Digital Studio announces signing of 7 new creators

Pranksters, heartthrobs, and musicians join the ranks.


Audra Schroeder


Posted on Feb 16, 2015   Updated on May 29, 2021, 12:49 pm CDT

Multichannel network Collective Digital Studio just announced its latest round of signings across YouTube, Vine, and, for the first time, Snapchat

The brand and creator incubator is partnering with Vine stars Logan Paul, Matthew Espinosa, and Rudy Mancuso, who combined have nearly 20 million followers. Paul recently played the bad guy in the cringeworthy Gamergate episode of Law & Order: SVU

CDS also announced a partnership with Yousef Erakat, a.k.a. fouseyTube, who recently launched a fundraiser for a fan battling cancer. YouTube a capella musician Jon Cozart, a.k.a. Paint; Snapchat artist Shonduras; and “social experiment” collective Whatever round out the signings. 

Last year, CDS partnered with Sam PepperMamrie Hart, Superwoman, FPS Russia, Explosm Entertainment, Madilyn Bailey, and Lauren Curtis. Shortly after partnering with Pepper, he was involved in a sexual harassment scandal and the company dropped him in September. 

CDS president Dan Weinstein said in a press release that the “pranksters, innovative musical performers, and teen heartthrobs joining” the channel “will continue to attract a young, diverse demographic that is highly engaged.” 

Screengrab via Paint/YouTube

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*First Published: Feb 16, 2015, 11:20 pm CST