Maker is a talent first, technology-driven media company.

Entertainment is changing. Millennials are living a mobile, social, on-demand life. Maker is the #1 producer and distributor of online video to this diverse, tech-savvy group attracting 6.5 billion+ monthly views and 450 million+ subscribers.

Home to online video’s top digital stars, channels and content, Maker is dedicated to developing talent, creating premium programming, and building lasting brands with engaged audiences.

Our Story

In 2006, Lisa Donovan started the channel LisaNova and soon after Ben Donovan and Dan Zappin helped Lisa grow the channel into one of the most viewed and highly respected destinations on YouTube -- becoming one of the first channels partnered on the platform.

In 2009, Lisa, Ben and Dan joined forces with other established online content creators including ShayCarl and KassemG to form Maker. The group pooled their resources and drove audiences to Maker's first channel The Station, to collaborate and operate with a talent-first mindset.

What began as friends with a vision quickly grew to several sound stages, editing suites, millions of subscribers and billions of views.


Maker has a world-class leadership team with deep experience across media, entertainment and technology.


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Maker partners with gamer Daniel Middleton

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Maker Studios has signed Daniel Middleton, the gamer and vlogger behind The Diamond Minecart YouTube and Twitch channels.

Maker Now Partnered With Top Three Gaming Channels


The Diamond Minecart is now partnered with Maker Studios. The Minecraft-focused YouTube channel of Englishman Daniel Middleton has signed with Disney-owned multi-channel network in a deal that brings another big gaming hub to Polaris.

Maker partners with Minecraft Guru The Diamond Minecart

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Maker Studios has signed Daniel Middleton, known on YouTube as Minecraft-focused gaming star The Diamond Minecart. Middleton reaches more than 3.4 million subscribers, and since launching the channel two years ago has accumulated more than 1 billion video views on the site.

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