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YouTube Introduces New Features to Rival Twitch

Published: 22/Jun/2018 16:54 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 16:54

by DG Goldstein

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YouTube has rolled out a set of new features which will allow more options for creators to earn revenue for their content.

With the online entertainment industry rapidly expanding across the world, the possibility for creators to earn a living from posting their content on various platforms has grown alongside it for a variety of categories.

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The desire to become a creator, especially in video entertainment, only continues to increase as time goes on, which has caused platforms to change their model in order to cater to creators and the ever-changing landscape of the scene.

During VidCon 2018, YouTube announced that they will be rolling out ‘Channel Memberships,’ a subscription-based service where viewers can pay $4.99 per month to receive custom badges, access to members-only content, and much more.

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Channel Memberships are similar to YouTube Gaming ‘Sponsorships,’ however, the new feature requires channels to have over 100,00 subscribers, be over the age of 18, and be a YouTube Partner.

While the program was originally launched in January for a select number of creators, YouTube plans to launch Channel Memberships to those that qualify.

Creators will now be able to promote upcoming videos with a feature titled ‘Premieres,’ which are short, pre-recorded videos that will allow channels to interact with subscribers in a live-chat prior to the launch of a video and take advantage of the ‘Super Chat’ feature.

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Premieres will give content creators a number of new opportunities for promotion, and will potentially change the way channels connect with their viewers.

According to YouTube, the ‘number of creators earning five figures a year is up by 35 percent and the number of creators earning six figures is up by 40 percent.’ While creators on the platform typically relied on advertisement revenue, the opportunity for other income streams has had a positive impact on those looking to make a career on the platform.

More information on all the new features can be found on the official YouTube Blog.

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Drake’s incredible $8 million car collection in pictures

Published: 13/Oct/2020 16:30

by Kieran Bicknell

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Drake needs no introduction. As one of the biggest names in rap music across the globe, the star has amassed a net worth of over $150 million. Not only is his net worth insane, but so is his car collection.

Canadian musician Drake – real name Aubrey – is one of the best-known names in rap music. With a ridiculous number of awards to his name, he has become an almost permanent fixture on mainstream music charts. As you may imagine, his success had led to him building up quite the car collection.

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Reportedly, the total value of his current car collection is worth nearly eight-figures. With his continued success, it is likely that he will break this barrier within the next few years if all goes well.

Drake LaFerrari Car Collection
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Drake’s car collection is the stuff of dream for even die-hard car collectors.

Drake’s insane car collection 2020

Drake is a big fan of British supercar makers McLaren, and has a number of their cars in his fleet. One of his personal favorites is his white McLaren 675LT. Costing upwards of $338,000 the 675LT is one of McLaren’s most ‘hardcore’ cars ever, with 666hp from its twin-turbo V8 engine.

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Drake Lamborghini Aventador
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His Lamborghini Aventador is a special edition LP 700-4 model.

Not one to go with ‘basic’ versions of cars, Drake purchased a limited-edition Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4. With 700hp on tap, this Lambo will do 0-60 in under 3 seconds, and cost Drake a cool $400,000. Drake has also previously said the car “makes him feel like Christian Bale (in Batman)” when behind the wheel.

Swapping performance for all-out luxury, Drake owns one of the plushest cars money can buy – a Mercedes Pullman. Typically used by royal families and government officials, this high-class Merc is perfect for whisking Drake around in absolute luxury. It doesn’t come cheap, however, retailing at over $600k.

 

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Opting for a one-off car is a great way to ‘flex’ your wealth, and that’s exactly what Drake has done with his $700k+ Mansory Bushukan Phantom. Featuring a custom design, along with a solid gold OVO hood ornament in place of the RR ‘spirit of ecstasy’ the Phantom is perfect for ultra-plush travel.

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Drake’s incredible hypercar collection

In terms of hypercars, his collection is as crazy as you’d imagine. His Bugatti Veyron Sang Noir is one of only 12 in the world, and cost a whopping $2,000,000. Drake also has a LaFerrari in Yellow, which likely set him back around $1.5-$2 million.

Drakes Bugatti Veyron
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Drake’s Veyron Sang Noir is one of his rarest cars.

If you thought the Bugatti was wild, the crown of Drake’s collection will blow you away. He has reportedly bought one of the world’s first Devel Sixteen hypercars. With an alleged 5000hp from its 12.3l, V16 engine, it is one of the rarest cars in the world, costing $2,200,000.

Drake’s custom private jet

Of course, we can’t forget his custom Boeing 767 private jet, but that won’t fit in a garage, so we’ve excluded it from the list.

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All told, Drake’s car collection is currently sitting around the $8 million mark, if reports are to be believed. Who knows where it will sit in a few years time.