Educational YouTube mashup artist John Boswell, a.k.a. Melodysheep, has signed with WME, the agency announced.
The Washington State-based Boswell take clips from science documentaries and lectures, Auto-Tunes the spoken words, and turns them into music video mashups. He is best known for his “Symphony of Science” music video series, which has racked up more than 110 million views on YouTube and been used as an educational tool in classrooms around the world.
Boswell is also the man behind the video series “PBS Icons Remixed,” featuring such iconic public TV personalities as Bob Ross (“Happy Little Clouds”), Julia Child (“Keep On Cooking”) and LeVar Burton (“In Your Imagination”), The installment “The Garden of Your Mind,” featuring Auto-Tuned clips of “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood,” won a Webby Award in 2013 for Video Remixes/Mashups and has gone on to rack up more than 11 million views. He also earned a Cannes Young Lion nomination for his remix of General Mills’ catalogue of Lucky Charms’ “Magically Delicious” commercials.
Boswell got his big break when comedy writer-producers Evan Mirzai and Shea Mirzai took notice of his talents and brokered a deal with Disney Junior to create “DJ Melodies,” a series of music videos that promote positive messages throughout the network’s flagship children’s animated programs.
WME has been building an extensive roster of digital talent, from creators Cameron Dallas, The Fung Brothers, Casey Neistat, VSauce and Caspar Lee to content producers such as RocketJump Studios, Defy Media, Jukin Media and Portal A.
Boswell will continue to be represented by his attorneys at SMGSB.