Magic Murray's Viral Videos
In 2015, Murray Sawchuck was an award-winning magician, performing shows in Las Vegas, on cruise ships, and around the world. When he received an e-mail from Seth Leach, who proposed collaborating to make viral videos for YouTube, Sawchuck questioned whether the venture was worth his time and money. He agreed to shoot one video as a trial and the video went viral as soon as it was posted. Sawchuck began to be recognized more often from his YouTube video than from his appearances on television and decided to form a partnership with Leach. Sawchuck believed that partnerships with Leach and other successful YouTubers would help him reach new audiences and expand his viewership, but he needed to decide whether to focus on growing his business through YouTube or to treat this as a distinct source of income.