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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 this unprecedented time, 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

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

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, 2019

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

6 Business Models to Use On Patreon Today

Want to succeed on Patreon? This article dives into what types of business models are currently being used by successful creators. Read the full article to learn more!

December 03, 2019Olivia Seitz

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 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

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

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, 2019

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, 2019

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

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