The most productive and creative people roam on social media. After identifying audience demographics and performance analytics, especially on YouTube, we listed here below the most noteworthy singer-songwriters or cover bands who sing a variety of music covers, ranging from rock to classical to pop songs.
These upcoming stars will shape the music industry and what sounds will dictate concert tickets, music videos, merchandise, and much more.
Top Ten Cover Bands on YouTube
Youngest of all on our Top 10 list is 17-year-old Jasmine Thompson who began uploading song covers to YouTube in 2010. London born, she has a large reach in both the United States and the United Kingdom — 29% from the U.S. and 13% from the U.K. In 2015, a remixed version of her original song “Ain’t Nobody” reached the #2 spot in the U.K.’s music charts contributing to her mass fame today.
Alex Goot is here on pure talent alone. From the acoustic and bass guitars to the piano and drums and more, there aren’t many instruments that Alex Goot cannot play. Goot began recording music at age 16 and his YouTube career has taken off ever since. Goot truly feels inspired by music.
His YouTube has 2 + million followers. Consistent with the culture of cover music, 73% of his followers are female. NeoReach identified 62% of his influence are 17-19 years old.
He has collaborated with other YouTubers who specialize in song covers, including Sam Tsui, Madilyn Bailey, and many more. His most viewed video is a collaboration cover to the song Counting Stars by OneRepublic and has gained 78 million views.
Considering the fact Tiffany Alvord reigns at the top 50 most subscribed music YouTube channels; her spot on this list is well deserved. Alvord performed all over the world with concerts in Canada, England, Singapore, and Malaysia. On YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, Alvord has 6.6 million followers.
She performed in Times Square for the 2012 New Year’s Eve celebration which helped her to reach a mass following with approximately 3 million subscribers on YouTube alone.
Her fame originated from her music covers she posted on YouTube and led her to launch several albums including her most popular covered songs. Like others, they calculate the most popular songs and take a new invention. Some of her covers are The One That Got Away by Katy Perry and We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together by Taylor Swift.
Despite him being from Spain, Leroy Sanchez certainly impacted the American music realm. After moving to Miami in 2010 and signing with producer Jim Jonsin, Sanchez’s career took off.
He specializes in song covers for pop songs that his fans go crazy for, such as “Hello” by Adele and “I’m Not the Only One” by Sam Smith – his two most viewed videos on YouTube.
The main reason he’s on this list because of his wide global reach: cities like Manila, Philippines, Los Angeles, California, and Sao Paulo, Brazil. His followers are 80% of them being female. They associate with top brands like Instagram, Starbucks, and MTV.
Meet Cimorelli: Christina, Katherine, Lisa, Amy, Lauren, and Dani are sisters who love to sing. Cimorelli showcase videos of their acapella since 2008 and gained the following with 4 million subscribers on YouTube and collectively over 7 million today.
Cimorelli uses their talent for music and knowledge of their audience to perform popular songs including their most popular cover Cups from the movie Pitch Perfect, earning 49 million views.
The sisters attract a large audience, mainly teenage girls. The largest pool of followers lives in Cimorelli’s home-state California (24%). Cimorelli sweeps this list with a Facebook following of 2.3 million. They were also awarded for the 2013 Teen Choice Award Choice Web Star and nominated for two other Teen Choice Awards in 2014 and 2015.
Debuting in 2009, Megan Nicole left her mark on YouTube with her impressive covers of popular songs like “The Lazy Song” by Bruno Mars and “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” by Taylor Swift. Those songs combined 117 million views cumulatively and her two most viewed videos.
Her YouTube videos resemble the artists of whom she covers, making them more fun and entertaining to watch. She does collaborations with many other well-known influencers on this list, including Tiffany Alvord and Boyce Avenue. Most of her followers are predominantly female, and overall they live in California. These users associate with popular brands: Instagram, Starbucks, and Disney.
Madilyn Bailey was born in Boyceville, Wisconsin and has loved music since she began singing and songwriting when she was 7 years old. Her passion for singing can be seen on her YouTube channel which has over 4.5 million subscribers. She has released multiple albums, including Muse Box which contains a variety of her most popular song covers.
Aside from her YouTube success, she has scored a recording contract with PlayOn, a label of Warner Music Group based in France, which has led to her global triumph in the realm of music covers. Most of her followers are from the U.S., but with Indonesia, the U.K., and Malaysia following closely behind in regards to the percentage of her followers residing there.
With 9 million plus followers on YouTube, Lindsey Stirling earned her spot at the top of this list. Despite her maximalist-clashing fashion, she’s an American violinist who covers a variety of music including hit pop, rock, and electronic songs.
Lindsey’s inventive take on classical music been labeled “dubstep violinist”. She performs mainly because of YouTube videos. Like many influencers, they know collaboration leads to greater art and social media has a bias to share. One of her top videos is with Pentatonix in a cover of “Radioactive” by the Imagine Dragons and received 157 million views. Using the NeoReach, we identified 46% of her overall followers are aged 17-19 years old and 53% of her total followers being female.
Boyce Avenue is a rock band from Sarasota, Florida made up of brothers: Alejandro, Daniel, and Fabian. Their clout is vast proven by their large global outreach. Despite them being an American-born band, only 25% of their followers are from the United States, 16% are from Brazil, 13% are from the United Kingdom, and 12% are from the Philippines.
Their most popular video performs a cover of “Fifth Harmony” and received 137M views alone. Following the trend of the music industry today, 72% of their followers are female. NeoReach found they associate with top brands: YouTube, Starbucks, and MTV.
Pentatonix band relies solely on one instrument: their mouths. Pentatonix is an a capella – a method of making music without the use of any instrument – originating from Arlington, Texas. They rock at #1 because of 19.9M clout over all platforms.
They acquired almost 14 million followers on YouTube. Their most viewed video is a Daft Punk mashup remix, possessing 260 million views. Pentatonix won multiple awards, including the 2015 YouTube award for “Artist of the Year” and a Daytime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Musical Performance in a Daytime Program”.
Neoreach identified their largest audience pool lives in the United Kingdom.