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The Second Renaissance is Here

To kick our mission into high gear, we’ve raised a Series F funding round of $155M at a $4B valuation. This is proof of the incredible power and potential of creators, and of building this new economy.

April 07, 2021

A Man, A Van, and the Latest Releases: How Pretty Much It Made 2020 Work

When COVID-19 came along and confined Eric to his van — yes, he lives in a van — he could no longer make the comedic commentary tracks his long-time listeners know and love. So he did what so many creators had to do: he took a chance.

April 07, 2021

You Are More Than the Numbers

Views, likes, watch time, patrons, income... Patreon creator Leesa Renée Hall helps you understand the numbers without obsessing over them.

April 06, 2021

Part Talent Scout, Part Industry Insider, Part Creator Advocate, All Patreon

On the surface, Tom McNeill's job on the Creator Partnerships team at Patreon sounds very, very cool, and that’s because it is.

April 02, 2021Lara Kesler

How to Set and Hit Your Creative Goals With Jack Conte

A look at how Jack Conte and his band Pomplamoose plan their vision for each year. From goals to tactical plans, this step-by-step guide will help you set your creative business up for a successful year.

March 11, 2021Anna Millard

15 Patreon Artists You Should Know About

Want to learn something? Need a laugh? Or do you just feel like taking a trip to a strange new world full of magical, musical frogs? These Patreon artists have you covered.

March 05, 2021Mark Hill

From 0 To 18,000 Patrons In A Year: Doing Things Media Knows How To Get Noticed

A conversation with Doing Things Media, the team that helped creator All Gas No Brakes reach 18,000 patrons in a year and become one of Patreon's top creators.

February 25, 2021Lara Kesler

Behind the Mic - How Patreon Has Built a Home for Independent Podcasters

Patreon has built a one-of-a-kind platform for podcasters that puts creativity, creators, and community first.

February 23, 2021

An Update to Patreon’s Policies on COVID-19-Related Medical Misinformation

Patreon is updating its community guidelines to address content spreading misinformation on COVID-19.

February 16, 2021

Joe Budden Connects Directly With His Community on Patreon

On September 23, 2020, popular podcast host Joe Budden aired his last episode of The Joe Budden Podcast on Spotify with the vision of…

February 03, 2021

We Screwed up and We’re Sorry: More Context on the Billing Section of Our Recent Product Update

We’re here to say we’re sorry. Sometimes, intent doesn’t match up with impact, and our recent blog post , which was meant to keep you…

January 22, 2021

2020 Year-in-Review, and a Peek Into 2021

UPDATE With this blog post, our intention was to give you an early look at future product updates but we ended up causing confusion and…

January 21, 2021

Julian Gutman, Instagram Product Leader, to Join Patreon as CPO

We’re excited to announce that Julian Gutman will be joining Patreon in Q1 as Chief Product Officer where he’ll be leading our Product and…

January 05, 2021Jack Conte & Sam Yam

These top Patreon creators earn more than $200,000 a year

Not sure what benefits to offer your patrons? Read on to get ideas from Patreon's top earners.

December 10, 2020

Making Comedy During A Very Unfunny Time

Andrew Callaghan is in the middle of the Portland Protests. He's interviewing a group of young activists, faces covered because of the…

December 08, 2020Lydia Bugg

[Video] Plan for Success: Benefits Best Practices

When it comes to the benefits you’re offering your fans, you want to follow a few golden rules: Keep your membership offering simple. Price…

December 02, 2020Laura Benson

[Video] Getting Started on Patreon: Build Your Launch Plan

Starting something new can feel daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Launching your membership on Patreon is an exciting and critical first…

December 02, 2020Laura Benson

[Video] Running a Special Offer: Pre-launch & Prep

A Special Offer is a limited time benefit you can offer to entice your fans into signing up and encourage existing patrons to upgrade to…

December 02, 2020Laura Benson

[Video] Messaging & Promotion: Tips from Top Creators

Marketing is arguably the key to your long-term success on Patreon. You could be offering the coolest things to patrons, but if your fans…

December 02, 2020Laura Benson

[Video] Tools for growth: Revamping & Re-launching your page

If you’ve had your Patreon for a while and you’ve hit a plateau on your earnings, don’t worry — it happens. Fortunately, in this case there…

December 02, 2020Laura Benson

Patreon Sent the British Parliament a Letter on Behalf of Musicians

2020 has been an incredibly tough year. And that’s especially true if you’re an artist in the music industry. With the live music market…

November 20, 2020

When YouTube stood between YaBoyRoshi and their community, they took their community to Patreon

After YouTube shut down their channel for three months, here's how YaBoyRoshi is bouncing back.

November 13, 2020

A secure new way to share podcast feeds on Patreon, with Acast.

Patreon is taking a big step forward for the podcast community with the launch of our integration with Acast, the world’s biggest podcast company.

November 11, 2020

Loish finds the sweet spot between career and self-expression

The artist and animator Loish opens up about working on the video game Horizon Zero Dawn, and how her patrons are helping her reconnect with the joy of creation.

November 09, 2020

Top Patreon Games of 2020

We put together a list of some of the top games and gaming content creators on Patreon.

November 08, 2020

From Mass-produced to One-of-a-kind: Freehand Profit Creates Works of Art Out of Sneakers

To learn why Freehand Profit cuts up sneakers to make gas masks, read on.

November 02, 2020

Enter the Mystical World of Anya Boz’s Room Guardians

A mink with wings, a sloth with rainbow fur. Anya Boz brings fantasy creatures to life with her realistic figurines.

November 02, 2020Fiona Tapp and Matt St. John

Electronic Musicians Find Their Community on Patreon

We asked Mark de Clive-Lowe, Martyn, Rhythm Section, Speedy J and Jennfier Cardini how they build community on Patreon.

October 26, 2020

An Update to Patreon’s Policies on QAnon

To learn what we're doing to stop the spread of disinformation on Patreon, read on.

October 22, 2020

RAC doesn’t get a dime when you stream his major-label debut, Strangers — here’s why

Grammy Award-winning producer, RAC, follows the money on his major-label debut, Strangers.

October 08, 2020

Growing Pains

Here's what we're doing to fix the recent performance issues at Patreon.com.

October 06, 2020

Looking to help your patrons vote? We’ve got you covered.

To help get the vote out with your fans, we've put together a voting cheat sheet with everything they'll need to cast their ballot between now and E day.

October 02, 2020

Making Patreon feel like home, for creators and patrons everywhere

Creators can now change their payout currency to GBP, EUR, USD! Read on to learn more.

September 29, 2020

The Try Guys Try Patreon’s Merch for Membership

Since the beginning of the year, the Try Guys got a huge bump in patron revenue — Want to learn how they did it? Read on.

September 08, 2020

Merch for Membership: A Headache-free Solution for Offering Merch to Your Patrons

With Patreon’s Merch for Membership, just upload your design and let us take care of the packing, tracking, shipping, and delivery. To learn more about getting high-quality merch to your biggest fans, read on.

September 08, 2020

Create on Your Terms with Your Community

The best way to fund the creative class is to build a global network, on creator-friendly terms, where exclusive content and community can grow and develop. And we're doing just that.

September 01, 2020Jack Conte

How Creating Your Own Opportunities Builds Diversity and Representation in Journalism

The days of only knowing a reporter through a byline are over. Read on to learn how journalists and readers are working together to change the face of journalism.

August 31, 2020Lior Phillips

How UK Producer and Beatboxer Beardyman Found Success Outside of The Big Machine

Beardyman opens up about the democratization of creativity and sustaining his unique music career through authentic audience connection.

August 26, 2020Caitlin White

German Singer-Songwriter Mogli Embraces Vulnerability to Connect with Fans

The artist shares how owning her career means honesty and transparency through her art and building a candid connection to her fans.

August 26, 2020Lior Phillips

3 keys to Success with Annual Membership

Annual Membership is here! To learn how to offer your patrons 365 days of membership, read on.

August 18, 2020Brian McFarland

The True Value of Digital Media Is Building a Community Among Readers

Cherie Hu shares how journalists can create success on Patreon by seeing readers as primary customers, treating value as a conversation, and building trust at the heart of her business.

August 10, 2020Cherie Hu

Growing your membership globally with new currencies: Euros (€), British Pounds (£) and U.S. Dollars ($)

Read on to learn how to let your patrons pledge in Euros (€), British Pounds (£) or U.S. Dollars ($).

August 05, 2020

Leesa Renee Hall Is Examining Unconscious Bias, One Question at a Time

Writer and anti-bias facilitator Leesa Renee Hall has the writing prompts that we all need right now.

August 04, 2020

Don’t blame 2020: musician Rhiannon Giddens thinks the current crisis goes deeper than the pandemic

Read on to learn why Grammy award-winning musician Rhiannon Giddens believes the music industry’s problems started way before COVID-19.

July 24, 2020

The Free Black Women’s Library is Curating Cultural Consciousness

Founder OlaRonke Akinmowo sees a future where sharing and reading are at the center of eradicating internalized stereotypes.

July 13, 2020Candace McDuffie

How to track and improve your patron retention

Patron retention is a fancy way of asking, how long do your patrons tend to stick around for? To learn more about why you should know this phrase, and why tracking it is so important for the health of your membership, read on.

June 26, 2020Brian McFarland

Red Flags and How to Spot Them

Spotting a fraudulent pledge from a patron isn't easy. If you have suspicions about a pledge you received, here are some warning signs to keep in mind.

June 25, 2020

This 50-page guide has everything you need to start a fiction podcast

From casting to marketing and everything in between, this how-to guide by the podcast company Multitude is a must read for those starting a fiction podcast

June 16, 2020

Creativity Against Hate: Important Anti-Racism Resources from Patreon Creators

These Patreon creators are leading the way towards an anti-racist society. We hope this list inspires you to join them.

June 15, 2020

Part 8: Marketing & Release | So You Want to Make a Fiction (or Any) Podcast?

You've finished producing your podcast — now it's time to find your audience. For tips on your podcast into the ears of your listeners, read on.

June 09, 2020

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