- Sep 5, 2013
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- ASMR is described as a spine-tingling sensation after hearing certain sounds
- Some UK Youtubers are making up to £60,000 per-year from ASMR videos
- Sounds such a popping bubble wrap and folding laundry feature in the videos
- Youtubers make money from their videos by attracting advertising revenue
- Lauren Woods has 700,000 views for one video of her making hair salon sounds
The scissors snip softly and the repetitive rustle of the hairbrush in the background is oddly mesmerising. Every now and again, Lauren Woods whispers gentle words of encouragement in a warm Scottish brogue, enquires politely about your last haircut and ends each serenely flowing movement or swoosh of the towel with a barely distinct ‘There we go’.
But this is no hairdressing salon; indeed, Lauren isn’t actually cutting hair at all.
It is, in fact, a simulation of a haircut designed to titillate the senses – a 23-minute, 31-second video filmed in Lauren’s Glasgow kitchen and uploaded to YouTube, which has been watched more than 700,000 times by her devoted followers.
The blonde 25-year-old has become one of the new British stars of a web-based movement known as ASMR, or autonomous sensory meridian response.
ASMR practitioners such as Lauren, who has a regular day job as a scientist, can earn tens of thousands of pounds a year from advertising and ‘clicks’ alone. This year, she is projected to make £30,000 from her hobby – double what she made in the previous 12 months.
For the rest of the article: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7094673/The-UK-YouTube-stars-earning-60-000-year-AMSR-videos.html
Anyone listen to these ASMR videos? I think they're pretty cool! I'm also a fan of "binaural beats" - I listen to them to help improve my focus and concentration. What about you ?