Musical.ly mega-channel Flighthouse — which posts trending songs and popular music edits, and counts roughly 18 million followers and 1 billion monthly views — is making the foray over to YouTube with the launch of a brand new channel.
The hub will feature emerging Musical.ly stars including Piper Rockelle (pictured above), Sebastian Moy, and Ben Azelart — as well as guest appearances by more recognizable names like Baby Ariel, Kristen Hancher, and Daniel Skye. At launch, the channel will host three series: Piperazzi will chronicle the Los Angeles adventures of 10-year-old Rockelle, The Sebastion Moy Show will feature one-on-one interviews in Moy’s bedroom, and Bucket List will see 16-year-old Azelart as he attempts daring feats like surfing, skydiving, and zorbing.
Flighthouse was acquired by Create Music Group — which collects royalties for artists like Marshmello on YouTube and other platforms — over a year ago to serve as its original content division. Flighthouse is led by 19-year-old Jacob Pace, and Create harbors aspirations of turning the property into “this generation’s MTV and Nickelodeon,” says CEO Jonathan Strauss. Create clocked $30 million in revenue last year, according to Billboard, and acquired the Flighthouse trademark for $50,000.
“We are excited to begin building our audience on YouTube, a platform that teens all over the world know and love,” Pace said in a statement. “The new Flighthouse shows are a magnified representation of each influencer’s brand. On YouTube, original content is king, and we think with these first three series people are going to continue to love and support Flighthouse.”
Check out a teaser for the channel below: