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Rocky muso set to learn if it's his time as a YouTube hit

Thom Duggan is an emerging performer from Central Queensland.
Thom Duggan is an emerging performer from Central Queensland. Contributed

ROCKHAMPTON musician Thomas Duggan finds out tomorrow just how much of a YouTube sensation he's become.

The talented performer, 31, currently ranks in the top 30 of a national song writing contest in which entrants submitted their video nominations through YouTube.

Send your YouTube hits to The Bully's Facebook site.

If he wins the Catapult Song Contest for 2012 it will give him the platform for a career in the music industry with studio time and the production of his own CD among the prizes.

Yesterday Thom, a lecturer at Nulloo Yumbah at CQUniversity, said YouTube and other social media sites were giving artists across the country a greater chance to be recognised.

Earlier this year Yeppoon teenager Emily Brown shot to fame when her song took the iTunes chart by storm. She climbed above superstars such as Mariah Carey.

The Bulletin has put together its own top five tips on how to become an internet sensation (see info points below).

"I found out about the contest from the Facebook page," Thom said yesterday.

"I was pretty happy to make the Top 30. I'm guessing people liked my song and voted for me.

"The song I entered is called Hold On. It's a song I've been playing for a few years and most people seem to like it.

"I wrote it years ago and it's just about the feeling of helplessness."

Thom is a regular on the gig scene across Rockhampton and Yeppoon.

You can catch Thom at The Oxford Hotel tonight from 5pm, or go to www.facebook.com/thomdugganmusic and http://www.youtube.com/thomdugganmusic

Become a star
How to become a YouTube sensation

  • Try starting a fan club of some sort.
  • Create a YouTube account and start making videos.
  • Send all your Facebook friends links to your videos.
  • Tell your family, friends and people at school to expand your audience.
  • Take advice from your video's helpful YouTube comments section.

Source: wikihow.com
 

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