Jamie Grace is a favorite of mine, and she was discovered on YouTube by Toby Mac. She's hit the big time now and has "real" videos on YouTube.
I keep hearing about people like Jamie Grace, Justin Bieber and Carly Rae Jepsen and how their YouTube videos get the attention of music producers. I always wondered how do some of these "ordinary" people on YouTube manage to produce (in some cases) such a professional sound?? Well I found out there is all kinds of technology available to "regular" people for making music using your computer as a mini studio. (You know, I know you "learn something new every day" but lately I feel like I "find out how much I really don't know" more and more every day!!) Apparently there's all kinds of stuff like microphones, software, and even musicians friend mbox personal studio system to make amazing recordings yourself. I can't believe you can get like a whole music studio in one little electronic box. Amazing.
Too bad I don't have a great voice and probably could never figure out how to use all that technology. (However my 13 year old daughter probably could - I can ask her, haha!)