Entertainment is changing. Millennials are living a mobile, social, on-demand life. Maker Studios is the global leader in short-form video reaching this diverse, tech-savvy group. As the largest content network on YouTube, Maker Studios attracts more than 10 billion views every month with over 650 million subscribers.

With 55,000 independent creator partners from more than 100 countries, Maker Studios is home to top digital stars, channels, and content. With growing scale driven by a robust technology platform and direct-to-consumer distribution, Maker Studios is dedicated to developing talent, creating premium programming, and building lasting brands with engaged audiences.

Our Story

In 2009, a group of forward-thinking content creators who had established themselves on YouTube, joined forces to collectively drive audiences to a single destination–The Station. The team pooled their resources to create and collaborate on content, operating with a talent-first mindset and ultimately expanding as Maker Studios.

What began as friends with a vision is now a global media brand with tens of thousands of creators, millions of subscribers, and billions of fans worldwide.

Now, a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, Maker Studios is the global leader in short-form video and the largest content network on YouTube.

Entertainment is evolving and Maker Studios is at the forefront.


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


Maker & PewDiePie Launch Revelmode


YouTube Megastar PewDiePie Launches ‘Revelmode’ Network. Disney's Maker Studios expands deal with Felix Kjellberg for gaming and pop-culture brand.

Courtney Holt Tapped as Head of Maker Studios


Ynon Kreiz is on his way out as president of Disney’s Maker Studios, and will be replaced by Courtney Holt, the company says today.

Digiday Chats with CaptainSparklez


PewDiePie may be the biggest gamer on YouTube, but Jordan Maron is no slouch. Maron, known by his fans as “CaptainSparklez” (we’ll get to that), has 9 million subscribers across two channels on the video platform. He also posts content to Amazon’s live streaming gaming platform Twitch, where has more than 1.1 million followers

PewDiePie is the #1 Digital Star, #FameChangers


Every time Felix Kjellberg sinks into his leather swivel chair and puts on headphones to play videogames, he’s joined by friends. Tens of millions of them. The 25-year-old Swede is known to the YouTube world as PewDiePie, a handsome, high-energy gamer who uploads Let’s Play videos that show him playing as he offers raucous, expletive-filled commentary. The genre has nearly 500 million viewers worldwide, according to research firm SuperData.

ShayCarl and Lindsey Stirling make the Top 10 Famechangers list


YouTube channel Shaytards mixes laughs with heart as it follows the day-to-day life of dad Shay Carl (quoted below), mom Colette and their five children, Gavin, Avia, Emmi, Brock and Daxto


Maker_LABS is a new content model that merges data with creativity. Driven by a dedicated content, marketing, and technology group within Maker Studios, a LAB is an innovative partnership offering for creators, publishers, and brands. We work with partners to concept, co-develop, create, and distribute data-inspired content across platforms.

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