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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

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

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

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 — to learn more, read on.

December 18, 2019

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, 2019Patreon Team

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, 2019Patreon Team

Helping you Get and Keep More Patrons, Part 3: Creating Magic for your Newest Patrons

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.

December 09, 2019Patreon Team

Killer Mike Explains How ‘Overnight Success’ Can Take A Decade Of Planning

The rapper and self-made entrepreneur Killer Mike explains that true independence relies on interdependence.

December 06, 2019Caitlin White

Whitney Cummings Fearlessly Transmutes Failure Into Success

Whitney Cummings isn’t afraid of making mistakes, instead she sees her failures for what they really are — steps to success.

December 04, 2019Caitlin White

Why Paul Scheer's Secret to Success is Putting Creativity First

To Paul Scheer, the award-winning performer, creative, and dad, success has more to do creating than selling yourself.

December 02, 2019

Here’s What Happened in November's Episode of Hang Time…

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.

December 02, 2019

Why Would a Rapper Get in the Ring with a Pro-Wrestler? Ask Open Mike Eagle.

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.

November 26, 2019

WATCH: Patreon Creator Panel Live from Seattle

As part of our live Patreon Assembly event we hosted a creativity focused panel in Seattle with local creators. Here’s what we learned.

November 25, 2019Caitlin White

WATCH: Patreon Creator Panel Live from New York

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.

November 25, 2019

WATCH: Patreon Creator Panel Live from San Francisco

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.

November 25, 2019Caitlin White

WATCH: Patreon Creator Panel Live from Chicago

As part of our live Patreon Assembly event we hosted a creativity focused panel in Chicago with local creators. Here’s what we learned:

November 25, 2019

WATCH: Patreon Creator Panel Live from Hollywood

As part of our live Patreon Assembly event we hosted a creativity focused panel in Hollywood with local creators. Here’s what we learned.

November 25, 2019Caitlin White

How Do I Handle a Problematic Patron?

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.

November 22, 2019Patreon Team

Maria Menounos Believes Healing Should Be A Group Activity

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.

November 20, 2019

#ThankYouPatrons — All 4 million of you ❤️

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.

November 18, 2019Patreon Team

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, 2019

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, 2019

Creativity is Power with Jack Conte

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

November 13, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019

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

Learn why musicians like Kap G and Damone Tyrell aren't waiting for permission to create music, and what artistic ownership means to them.

November 05, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019

A Primer on Pursuing Music Without Permission

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.

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, 2019

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, 2019

Why Rapper Kap G Prioritizes Creative Freedom

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

October 29, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019

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 Team

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 Team

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, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019

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