This month on Hang Time, Jack and Taryn are joined by Patreon Community Manager, Mindy Day, as well as creator and illustrator Jacqueline Chen of Chibird.
The internet turned Anne Geddes photography career upside down but now she’s using it to return to her creative work
Having a rough day? There's nothing like a hug from a penguin to get you feeling like yourself again. To hear Jacqueline Chen, the creator of Chibird, talk about the inspiration behind her motivational drawing series, watch now.
We asked our creator community about the most meaningful gifts they've received and their answers may surprise you.
Major video games are usually made behind closed doors. But with Alice:Asylum, game designer American McGee’s latest project, he’s throwing all those rules out the window — to learn more, read on.
The comedian, actor, and author Patton Oswalt shares how success means overcoming fear and not being afraid to start over.
Kate Allan describes her art as "Lisa Frank meets your therapist." But she isn't just drawing sparkly unicorns so we can feel better — she's doing it so she can feel better, too.
#MadeWithPatrons is your opportunity to share a kickass project your patrons helped fund that makes you proud to be a creator. We’ll choose and share stories out on social media to celebrate all that amazing work with our community of other creators.
Want to learn more about what we're doing to make Patreon better for your patrons? Check out the final installment of our product series, Helping you Get and Keep More Patrons.
The rapper and self-made entrepreneur Killer Mike explains that true independence relies on interdependence.
Whitney Cummings isn’t afraid of making mistakes, instead she sees her failures for what they really are — steps to success.
To Paul Scheer, the award-winning performer, creative, and dad, success has more to do creating than selling yourself.
Hang Time is Patreon's monthly live stream with CEO Jack Conte and brand wiz Taryn Arnold. To learn more about Merch, #ThankYouPatrons day, and Patreon Assembly, read on.
When rapper Open Mike Eagle was called out in a tweet by pro-wrestler Shiloh Jonze, he didn't just tweet back — he put on spandex and got in the ring. To learn more about Open Mike Eagle's journey from rapper to wrestler, read on.
As part of our live Patreon Assembly event we hosted a creativity focused panel in Seattle with local creators. Here’s what we learned.
As part of our live Patreon Assembly event we hosted a creativity focused panel in New York with local creators. Here’s what we learned.
As part of our live Patreon Assembly event we hosted a creativity focused panel in San Francisco with local creators. Here’s what we learned.
As part of our live Patreon Assembly event we hosted a creativity focused panel in Chicago with local creators. Here’s what we learned:
As part of our live Patreon Assembly event we hosted a creativity focused panel in Hollywood with local creators. Here’s what we learned.
Patreon is a place where you can have a more direct connection with your biggest fans. But what happens if a relationship between you and a patron becomes toxic? To learn more about what to do in this difficult situation, read on.
Maria Menounos is an entertainment journalist, a podcaster, a TV personality, and an occasional pro-wrestler. To hear her talk about the inspiration behind her new health and wellness podcast, Better Together, read on.
On November 19, 2019 we celebrate the real MVPs - patrons. It's #ThankYouPatrons day, and we're thanking the 4 million patrons who have sent over $1 billion to creators.
Comedian Patton Oswalt and film critic Scout Tafoya discuss pop culture, film history, and the importance of uncritically acclaimed work.
Host Maria Menounos and YouTube sensation Hannah Hart chat about success, creativity, and the importance of pressing pause.
Jack Conte talks about the future of creativity and empowering artists to have sustainable careers.
Comedians Whitney Cummings and Paul Scheer discuss social media, creativity, and why now is the best time to be a creator.
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.
Gabbie Hanna shares her newest songs while also imparting wisdom on mental health and getting to the other side of darkness.
Indie rock band Local Natives share a stripped down set of songs from their latest album.
Activist, businessman, and Grammy award-winning artist Killer Mike talks about creative control.
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.
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.
Learn why musicians like Kap G and Damone Tyrell aren't waiting for permission to create music, and what artistic ownership means to them.
For rapper Kap G, authenticity is everything. To learn more about how Kap G tells his story through hip hop, watch now.
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.
Patreon 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.
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.
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.
Rapper Kap G shares how he successfully speaks to his community while pursuing 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Singer-songwriter Raye Zaragoza shares why she doesn’t really see Patreon as an artist to fan platform, but a human to human platform.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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