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Patton Oswalt in conversation with Scout Tafoya

Comedian Patton Oswalt and film critic Scout Tafoya discuss pop culture, film history, and the importance of uncritically acclaimed work.

November 13, 2019Amanda Derrick

Maria Menounos in Conversation with Hannah Hart

Host Maria Menounos and YouTube sensation Hannah Hart chat about success, creativity, and the importance of pressing pause.

November 13, 2019Fiona Tapp

Creativity is Power with Jack Conte

Jack Conte talks about the future of creativity and empowering artists to have sustainable careers.

November 13, 2019Amanda Derrick

Whitney Cummings and Paul Scheer on Creativity

Comedians Whitney Cummings and Paul Scheer discuss social media, creativity, and why now is the best time to be a creator.

November 13, 2019Daisy Barringer

Issa Rae in conversation with Jack Conte

At Assembly, our very own Jack Conte got to chat with Issa Rae, the creator, writer, and star of HBO’s Insecure and the award-winning web series, Awkward Black Girl. Issa is also the founder of two production companies, and has 1,000+ patrons on Patreon.

November 13, 2019Jasmine Williams

A Special Performance by Gabbie Hanna

Gabbie Hanna shares her newest songs while also imparting wisdom on mental health and getting to the other side of darkness.

November 13, 2019Muriel Vega

An Acoustic Set from Indie Rock Band Local Natives

Indie rock band Local Natives share a stripped down set of songs from their latest album.

November 13, 2019Caitlin White

Creative Control with Killer Mike

Activist, businessman, and Grammy award-winning artist Killer Mike talks about creative control.

November 13, 2019Caitlin White

Why Film-critic Scout Tafoya Sees Beauty In Unloved Cinema

Film critic Scout Tafoya got a big surprise when comedian Patton Oswalt gave him a shout out on The Best Show podcast. To learn why Oswalt is so smitten by Scout Tafoya's series, The Unloved, read on.

November 13, 2019Matt St. John

Here’s What Happened in October’s Episode of Hang Time…

Hang Time is Patreon's monthly livestream with CEO Jack Conte and brand wiz Taryn Arnold. To learn more about #ThankYouPatrons day, Patreon Assembly, and other updates, read on.

November 07, 2019Fiona Tapp

Watch: Why Rapper Kap G Prioritizes Creative Freedom

For rapper Kap G, authenticity is everything. To learn more about how Kap G tells his story through hip hop, watch now.

November 05, 2019Erica Campbell

Watch: These Artists Don't Need Permission to Pursue Music

We went to Atlanta to ask artists what creative ownership means to them. To learn why musicians like Kap G and Damone Tyrell aren't waiting for permission to create, watch now.

November 05, 2019Erica Campbell

Watch: Artist Aja Kahti on the Joy of Creative Control

Atlanta based artist and musician Aja Kahti doesn't need permission to create music. She gives that to herself. To learn more about what creative ownership means to Aja, watch now.

November 05, 2019Erica Campbell

A Primer on Pursuing Music Without Permission

We took over a studio in Atlanta Georgia and gave up and coming artists the chance to record, write, and tell us their stories. Here's what they said.

November 03, 2019Patreon Team

How Gabbie Hanna Makes Her Multipassionate Career Work

Gabbie Hanna is a singer-songwriter, YouTube content creator, MTV personality, author, and that’s not all. We caught up with Hanna to learn how she transformed vine success into a multifaceted career.

October 30, 2019Jasmine Williams

Introducing Spotify Playlist #2, Patreon Assembly

It's amazing how music can make you feel connected, even if you're listening to it in your headphones. If you're in need of a little togetherness, check out our latest Spotify playlist.

October 30, 2019Matt St. John

Why Rapper Kap G Prioritizes Creative Freedom

Rapper Kap G shares how he successfully speaks to his community while pursuing creative control.

October 29, 2019Muriel Vega

Artist Aja Kahti on the Joy of Creative Control

Aja Kahti is drawn to music to express her purest ideas; here’s how she takes ownership of her entrepreneurial path to preserve her creativity.

October 28, 2019Amanda Derrick

Christine McConnell's Pivot from Netflix to Membership

When Christine McConnell's Netflix show got canceled, instead of wallowing in her sorrows, she got to work. To learn how the artist is funding her new show through membership, read on.

October 28, 2019Muriel Vega

Product Principles at Patreon

It’s an honor helping creators of all kinds gain financial freedom and creative independence with the help of the tools we build. Learn about our philosophies and principles from our Head of Product, Wyatt Jenkins.

October 24, 2019Wyatt Jenkins

Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging at Patreon (2019)

As Patreon continues to grow, funding more and more creators, we have an amazing opportunity — we get to scale our growth with diversity and inclusion as a core principle. Read on to learn about our progress, and our plans for the future.

October 23, 2019Patreon

8 Tips on Keeping Your Patrons' Data Safe and Sound

We know your patrons are here because of you, not us — that's why creators on Patreon have full control of their patrons data. To learn what that means for you, and to get tips on how to manage that data safely, read on.

October 23, 2019Weston Dombroski

Helping you Get and Keep More Patrons, Part 2: Creator Page Updates, and more!

Last month we kicked off some product improvements with two goals in mind: helping you get more patrons, and making sure the patrons you have are happy and sticking with your membership. Today we're back with updates and tips to help you grow your Patreon.

October 17, 2019Patreon

How Singer-Songwriter Raye Zaragoza Cracked the Code to Connection

Singer-songwriter Raye Zaragoza shares why she doesn’t really see Patreon as an artist to fan platform, but a human to human platform.

October 14, 2019Erica Campbell

Interview with Alissa White-Gluz, Lead Vocalist of Arch Enemy

Alissa White-Gluz is one of the most versatile vocalists in metal today. To learn about her life in metal, and why Patreon is right for her and her fans, watch now.

October 14, 2019Matt St. John

Navigating the Music Industry

What’s the best way to navigate today’s music industry? Pop culture journalist Caitlin White and Patreon managing editor, Erica Campbell chat about music, the industry, and how even the world’s biggest pop stars aren’t immune to its downside.

October 11, 2019Caitlin White

Introducing Moxie for Makers, Patreon's First Spotify Playlist

Don't just find your muse — dance with it. Listen to Patreon's new Spotify playlist and get some inspiration for your next creative project.

October 09, 2019Matt St. John

The Musicians Guide to Success on Patreon

We asked our creator partnership lead Joe Barham how musicians can use Patreon to cut out the middleman and connect with fans, here's what we learned!

October 03, 2019Susan Johnston Taylor

Here’s what happened in September's episode of Hang Time…

This month on Hang TIme, #ThankYouPatrons day, Patreon Assembly, Product Sneak Peeks, and more.

October 03, 2019Fiona Tapp

Announcing Patreon Assembly: A Digital Summit for Artists and Creators

On November 2nd, 2019, we will livestream the first-ever Patreon Assembly, a digital summit for artists and creators featuring Killer Mike, Issa Rae, Patton Oswalt, Hannah Hart, and more.

October 01, 2019Patreon

How Zola Jesus Cut Out the Middleman to Engage With Her Fans Directly

Indie artist Zola Jesus creates a sustainable music career by engaging her fans directly through Patreon.

October 01, 2019Muriel Vega

How Anthony Fantano Went From Radio Intern to "the Internet's Busiest Music Nerd"

According to Spin magazine, Anthony Fantano is “today’s most successful music critic.” But it wasn't always that way. To learn about Fantano's journey from unpaid intern to "the internet's busiest music nerd," read on.

September 18, 2019Matt St. John

20 Tips on Getting Organized from Creators

Being organized doesn’t have to stunt your creativity, in fact, it can be a huge help! Here’s are 20 tips from creators to help you get organized.

September 17, 2019Amanda Derrick

5 Password Hygiene Tips to Help Keep Your Patreon Account Safe

Yes, it's easy to use the same password over and over again. But is it a good idea? To learn more about gauging the health of your Patreon password (and the safety of your account), read on.

September 16, 2019Maritza Dominguez

20 Work and Life Balance Quotes from Successful Creators

We’ve tapped 20 creators to find out their best tips (and some things not to do) to help you find the perfect work and life balance!

September 12, 2019Amanda Derrick

Geniuslink to Acquire Kit.com Assets

It’s time for the next step in Kit’s lifecycle as Geniuslink will be acquiring the Kit assets from Patreon to ensure Kit continues to grow, thrive, and help creators.

September 12, 2019Patreon

How to Find Work-Life Balance as a Creator

How do you balance your creative work with all the other aspects of your life? Our creative community gave us a little insight into how they manage their time.

September 11, 2019Erica Campbell

How to Find Work-Life Balance as a Part-Time Creator

How do you balance your creative work with all the other aspects of your life, including a 9-5? Our creative community gave us a little insight into how they manage their time.

September 11, 2019Jasmine Williams

How to Find a Work-Life Balance as a Full-Time Creator

Wondering how to live a full life while also working full-time as a creator? We’ve checked in with three different Patreon creators to hear how they make it work.

September 11, 2019Katherine Hosmer

How to Find Work-Life Balance as a Side Hustle Creator

Is your creative work your side hustle? If so, learn how to find balance, make a schedule, and build a creative life that works for you.

September 10, 2019Zaedryn Rook

Hannah Witton is Here to Show Us How to Manage Time

No time? No worries! YouTuber, podcaster, and author Hannah Witton gave us her tried and true time management tips!.

September 09, 2019Patreon Team

Helping you Get and Keep More Patrons, Part 1

At Patreon, we are always working on ways to help you get (and keep) more patrons. To learn what we've been up to recently, read on.

September 06, 2019Patreon

A Quick Guide to Finding Balance and Creative Independence

Learn how the creators behind Crime Junkies and The Try Guys have found balance through creative independence.

September 04, 2019Nicole Ortiz

Here’s what happened in August's episode of Hang Time…

This month on Hang Time, Jack is joined by Wyatt Jenkins, Patreon's Head of Product, for some exciting updates. Also, photographer Sam Hurd calls in to give creators tips on running their membership businesses.

September 04, 2019Matt St. John

Glen Henry on Balance, Business, and Beleaf in Fatherhood

Glen Henry gives us a behind the scenes look at the business of fatherhood.

September 03, 2019Erica Campbell

Lessons in YAGNI¹ : Patreon's "*_hack" methods and why they're not

Patreon Engineering built for the future by creating DB schema and code that supported features that didn't yet exist in our software.

September 01, 2019Evan Moses

First of the Month Drop Off: Here's What to Do if You Lost Patrons on Payday

Did you lose patrons this payday and you can't figure out why? Read on for tips from creators on how to deal with payday drop off.

August 26, 2019Matt St. John

What Happens When Patreon Receives a Request for Information on a Creator (or Patron)?

Patreon has strict privacy policies in place to keep your data safe and secure. But what happens if someone requests information about you or your patrons? Read on to find out.

August 22, 2019Patreon Trust and Safety Team

A New Way to Share Exclusive Video on Patreon with Vimeo

Exclusive video is a powerful way to keep your patrons coming back for more. Introducing Patreon's new Vimeo integration, which makes posting secure video just for your patrons easier than ever.

August 15, 2019Matt St. John

Igniting a Podcast Movement: An Interview with Dan Franks

Podcast Movement founder Dan Franks gets real about building community, connecting creatives, and where the podcast industry is going.

August 09, 2019Muriel Vega

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