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Fighting for Justice

When a creative voice - or any voice - is silenced by police brutality, we have to fight back against racial inequality. We have to take action. We have a responsibility to our creators and employees to fight for, and with them, against injustice.

June 03, 2020Jack Conte

Part 7: Post-Production | So You Want to Make a Fiction (or Any) Podcast?

Hiring a good sound designer can dramatically increase the quality of your fiction podcast. To get your podcast sounding just right, here are some tips for working with these audio wizards.

May 28, 2020

Here’s How to Quickly Launch a No-Frills Membership on Patreon

While we think it’s a good idea to be thoughtful about your membership, it’s totally possible to launch quickly on Patreon. We put together some tips to cut out the extras and launch with limited assembly required.

May 27, 2020Angela Raiford

Part 6: Production Logistics | So You Want to Make a Fiction (or Any) Podcast?

A fiction podcast is only as good as its sound effects. Read on for tips from the podcast company Multitude on how to capture inexpensive and quality sound for your podcast.

May 19, 2020

Tips for Running Your Membership During an Economic Downturn

How does the economic downturn affect you as a creator? Do you need to do something different? How do you survive, or thrive, in the midst of an economic recession? CEO Jack Conte shares his answers.

May 13, 2020Jack Conte

Part 5: Working with Actors | So You Want to Make a Fiction (or Any) Podcast?

Actors! They’re just like us, except they’re really good at expressing their feelings. Here are some tips from the podcast production company Multitude on how to best work with actors when recording a fiction podcast.

May 12, 2020

Inspiring and empowering you to “make it your own”

Now more than ever, it's important for you to have the best membership tools and features. Here's what we've been up to over the last six months so you can make Patreon your own.

May 11, 2020

André Allen Anjos aka RAC is Remixing Nostalgia with the Present Moment

With fans who are used to gathering digitally, and a pension for the present moment, musician and record producer RAC is releasing his latest album and building community with Patreon.

May 08, 2020Caitlin White

Watch: A Day in the Life of a Creator in Quarantine

In this video Jack Conte asks three YouTube stars to film a typical day under quarantine to get a glimpse of how they are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 07, 2020

Part 4: Paperwork | So You Want to Make a Fiction (or Any) Podcast?

Producing a fiction podcast requires a whole lot of planning. Read on for scheduling tips from the podcast studio Multitude to help you keep your audio production on track.

May 05, 2020

Part 3: Casting | So You Want to Make a Fiction (or Any) Podcast?

To produce a fiction podcast, you need a cast of talented voice actors. But what's the best way to go about casting? Read on for tips from the podcast production company, Multitude.

April 28, 2020

Part 2: Assembling the Team | So You Want to Make a Fiction (or Any) Podcast?

Starting a podcast requires a solid team. To get tips on putting together a squad for that podcast you're planning, read on.

April 22, 2020

We Asked Musicians How They’re Handling The New Normal

Now more than ever, musicians are tapping into Patreon as a resource to stay connected to fans and move forward with their careers, here’s how.

April 21, 2020Caitlin White

Tips on Live-streaming From Singer-songwriter, Megan Slankard

Looking for advice on how to set up and monetize your live-stream? San Francisco based musician, Megan Slankard, has got you covered.

April 16, 2020

Part 1: Idea & Script Development | So You Want to Make a Fiction (or Any) Podcast

Amanda McLoughlin and Eric Silver from Multitude, a podcast collective and production studio, are writing a weekly series about creating fiction podcasts, from ideation and scriptwriting to marketing and promotion, and everything in between.

April 15, 2020

So You Want to Make a Fiction (or Any) Podcast: A How-To Series by Multitude

Amanda McLoughlin and Eric Silver from Multitude, a podcast collective and production studio, are writing a weekly series about creating fiction podcasts, from ideation and scriptwriting to marketing and promotion, and everything in between.

April 14, 2020

Keep Cooking, Keep Connecting, and Keep the Pilot Light On with #RestaurantsRedefined

What if restaurants, chefs, and creators of culinary arts could leverage membership? Restaurateur and chef Tyler Florence is joining Patreon to redefine restaurants and build a new revenue stream.

April 09, 2020Kate Holt

Understanding the CARES Act: Relief, Resources, Laws, and Loans for Creators

Feel overwhelmed by the new CARES Act? In this post Patreon's Public Policy Manager and Director of Global Tax break down what creators need to know.

April 03, 2020Weston Dombroski and Michael Mincieli

4 Simple Tips to Turn More Fans Into Patrons

Want to get more patrons? Read this guide to get simple tips on improving your Patreon promotional plan.

March 31, 2020Cassidy Cavanah

A Letter From Patreon's Head of Podcasts

Some word's from Patreon's Head of Podcasts on how podcasters can navigate the new normal of a wholly digital presence due to COVID-19.

March 30, 2020Janet Lee

10 Tips for Creativity During a Global Pandemic

To help boost your creative spirits during the coronavirus pandemic, we’re sharing 10 inspiring ideas from Patreon Co-Founder and CEO, Jack Conte.

March 27, 2020

How Venues and Local Businesses use Patreon to Keep Going During the Pandemic

Patreon is a place for creators, but we are also a home for places of creativity. That’s why we want to help local businesses like music venues, studios, clubs, and restaurants thrive during the coronavirus pandemic.

March 26, 2020

In This With You | Our Response to COVID-19

Patreon is here for you as your reliable foundation, to be the community you can count on, and a source of stability. We are committed to taking care of the platform that delivers your income. Here's what we're doing to help you during this tough time.

March 26, 2020

COVID-19 and the Creative Economy: Takeaways from Patreon’s Data Science Team

In short, COVID-19 brought on one of the strongest influxes of memberships that we’ve ever seen. And the message from the data is clear: membership works.

March 25, 2020Maura Church

The Creative System Is Broken — Together Let’s Put Creativity over Everything

The creative economy is broken. Here's what we can do to fix it.

March 24, 2020

Resources for Fans and Creators During the Pandemic

We've pulled together resources for fans looking to support creatives and artists looking for ways to garner support during the Covid-19 pandemic.

March 19, 2020Caitlin White

Let's Support Musicians Right Now With a Weird Virtual Music Festival

We're making playlists on Spotify and YouTube to raise awareness about the devastating effect Coronavirus is having on musicians.

March 19, 2020

A Letter From Patreon's Head of Music

Some words from Patreon's Head of Music about the devastating impact Coronavirus is having on musicians and their teams.

March 18, 2020Joe Barham

Watch our Weird Stream-a-thon with Amanda Palmer, Open Mike Eagle, and more

Didn't have a chance to watch our Weird Stream-a-thon live stream show? Watch our benefit for creators impacted by COVID-19 here.

March 17, 2020

Interview with Hella Black Podcast

Delency Parham and Blake Simons are the creators and hosts of the Hella Black Podcast.

February 28, 2020

Creativity Has No Borders

To better support our global community, Patreon is expanding to create more opportunities for all creators to have direct relationships with fans anywhere in the world, starting with Europe in 2020..

February 11, 2020

How Judith Holofernes Made The Move From Platinum Pop Star to Indie Creator

When Judith left her band Wir sind Helden, she was burnt out and ready for a change. Now the independent musician, writer, and podcaster is charting her own path on Patreon.

February 10, 2020

Hainbach’s Music is a Collaborative Experiment with His Community

Rejecting the “new shiny” Hainbach is experimenting and connecting by finding new ways to make and share his music.

February 10, 2020

For Einstürzende Neubauten, Creative Freedom is Nothing New

Pioneering musical act, Einstürzende Neubauten, have been expanding the limits of rock and industrial for over 40 years. To learn why independence has always been vital to the band's music, read on.

February 10, 2020

Painter Lioba Brueckner on quitting her day job to focus on art full time

After studying painting at an art academy in Germany, surrealist painter Lioba Brueckner didn't feel prepared for a career as an artist. To find out how she went from having a day job to being a full-time painter, read on.

February 10, 2020

Easy German is Making The World Smaller and Better

Through their niche method of “cultural exchange” and language learning, Easy German is teaching and inspiring students across the globe.

February 10, 2020

Independence is key to Berlin Food Stories' unbiased restaurant reviews

Readers love Berlin Food Stories for its unbiased take on where to eat in Germany's capital. Read on to learn why independence is so important its founder, Per Meurling (and to his hungry audience).

February 10, 2020Caitlin White

Sara Faber is Illustrating a Successful Creative Career

After her childhood love for drawing resurfaced, Sara knew the only way to follow her artistic dreams was quitting her day job. But then what?

February 10, 2020Caitlin White

How German Musician Rival is Connecting with Fans Outside the Algorithm

Most fans don’t know what goes into making a song, but German “melodic trap” artist Rival is giving his audience a behind the scenes look at the intricate process with Patreon.

February 10, 2020

Here's what happened on Hang Time in January...

This month on Hang Time, the Talking Simpsons podcast, patron conversion rates, and much more.

February 07, 2020

Ani DiFranco On Why She Never Signed With a Major Label

Ani DiFranco opens up about her new memoir, balancing family time with touring, and why she's always been an independent artist.

January 17, 2020

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

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.

January 08, 2020

Five Ways to Grow Your Fan Base

If you're looking for new ways to grow your Patreon fan base, you have come to the right place. Here are five great ways to grow your audience as a creator.

January 06, 2020Sarah Spencer

How Award-Winning Photographer Anne Geddes is Taking Back Her Creative Career

The internet turned Anne Geddes photography career upside down but now she’s using it to return to her creative work

December 30, 2019

Interview with illustrator Jacqueline Chen, creator of Chibird

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.

December 19, 2019

American McGee Is Changing the Way Video Games Are Made

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.

December 18, 2019

The Perfect Holiday Gift Guide For Your Favorite Creator

We asked our creator community about the most meaningful gifts they've received and their answers may surprise you.

December 18, 2019Caitlin White

Comedian Patton Oswalt Talks Creative Risk, Fear, and Creating Something New

The comedian, actor, and author Patton Oswalt shares how success means overcoming fear and not being afraid to start over.

December 13, 2019

Kate Allan Is Drawing so We Can All Feel Better

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.

December 12, 2019

Show Us What You’ve #MadeWithPatrons

#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.

December 11, 2019

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