New policy updates, shaped by your input
Today, we’re back to let you know which are now finalized as part of our Community Guidelines, and how your input helped shape these decisions.
Patreon joins Tech Coalition to protect children online
Patreon has officially joined the Tech Coalition, an alliance of global tech companies who are working together to combat child sexual exploitation and abuse online.
Patreon adds two tech and media veterans to executive team
We're thrilled to announce the newest members of Patreon's leadership team: Kathleen Pacini as Chief People Officer and Rory Brown as Chief Brand Officer.
Product updates: new video features, Discord integration improvements, and more
Check out our breakdown of what’s new this February… and what’s coming up next.
From clearer language to creator advocacy, here’s a look at our 2022 policy updates
Read on to learn how your feedback helped us shape our most recent policy updates and initiatives.
Patreon Shares Notes on Helping Creators with the British Parliament
There’s never been a better time to be a creator. Now, with abundant internet bandwidth, cheap creation tools and millions of people willing to pay for exclusive content, and a growing number of platforms like Patreon emerging, the barriers to creation should be near zero. But stakeholders from businesses to governments around the world are […]
Year-end updates from the Policy Team
Read on to learn more and to hear about all the ways you can engage with Patreon’s Policy Team in the coming weeks.
Introducing Patreon Video, a new way for creators to engage with their fans
Patreon Video is the first video product built specifically for creators’ needs and focused directly on the creator-to-fan relationship.
Introducing Patreon Video
Today we are rolling out early access to Patreon Video for all eligible creators.
Unlocking creative independence in the Age of Algorithms
We’re sharing the data we’ve collected and insights we’ve learned so we can all build a better creator economy together.
Meet Colin, Patreon’s new Director of Growth
We caught up with Colin to hear about why he joined Patreon, what he’s most excited about here, and what it means to build for creators.
Two new updates from CPEP
Patreon’s Policy Team is back with our latest CPEP update. Check out what we’re focused on this quarter.
Patreon is restricted in Russia
Over the weekend, we received a notice from Russia’s internet regulator that Patreon has been restricted in Russia. The block stems from the Russian government’s objection to statements from a Russian creator condemning the invasion of Ukraine. The regulator has demanded we remove this creator and their content. This creator has not violated any of […]
Q2 policy updates: public advocacy, content moderation, and more
Hear about this quarter’s policy developments and how you can share your feedback with our team.
Introducing a redesigned Patreon
Next week, you’ll see a significant upgrade to your Patreon experience.
Meet Shannon, our Director of Mobile Engineering
Shannon and the entire team are diving in to create a world-class mobile experience built to best serve creators, so they can showcase what they do best.
Meet Atish, our new Head of Growth Engineering
Before joining us as the Head of Growth Engineering, Atish held notable roles at Apple, Twitter, and Google. Get to know more about his experience, team, and thoughts on the creator economy.
Q1 2022 Creator Policy Engagement Program wrap-up
Last month, we proposed new updates for the first quarter of 2022. Thanks to your feedback, we refined, improved, and finalized those policy proposals.
Nick Myers, former Facebook lead, joins Patreon as the new Head of Design
Welcome Nick Myers, our new Head of Design. Nick brings over two decades of experience leading design for companies like Facebook and Fitbit.
On the removal of Come Back Alive
This morning, Patreon suspended a Ukrainian organization’s page from our site called “Come Back Alive” because it violated our policies. The website of the organization says they use contributions to finance and train military personnel. Specifically, they claim to use funds they received for the following: “funds were used for… more than 1,500 tablets with […]
Patreon welcomes former WME talent agent Avi Gandhi as Head of Creator Partnerships
With years of experience in the creator space, he’ll guide the team as they focus on helping creators build sustainable membership businesses with Patreon.
An update on creator policy: Q1 2022
As part of our Creator Policy Engagement Program, we’re sharing the policy initiatives and updates we’re exploring this quarter.
How Patreon policy evolved in 2021
Let’s reflect on last year’s policy progress, which was shaped in large part by creator feedback.
What a proposed copyright change could mean for creators
We’ve submitted comments to the U.S. Copyright Office about how a new rule might impact the things creators make and do with their communities.
Patreon Sent the British Parliament a Letter About the Draft Online Safety Bill
In our submission, we explain why we believe the bill must more clearly define and provide certainty about what kinds of speech it intends to regulate.
Thoughts on improving patron billing
Join us as we dive into ongoing explorations of patron billing, how creator feedback is shaping a potential solution, and how we plan to test it.
Keeping Young Creators Safe on Patreon
Here are some resources we’ve put together to help solidify exactly how we’re advocating for young creatives on Patreon.
Creator Policy Engagement Program Update: Q4 2021
Patreon's Policy team heard from hundreds of creators who weighed in on two important policy areas we're focused on right now. Learn more about how we're using that feedback to inform our policies.
Fall 2021 Creator Policy Engagement Update
The Patreon Policy Team is back for the next round of our quarterly Creator Policy Engagement Program to discuss two important, timely policy areas we’re exploring right now.
Patreon Welcomes Former Googler, Utkarsh Srivastava, as Senior VP of Engineering
Get to know our new Senior VP of Engineering who joins Patreon with over a decade of experience building consumer communications products at both Twitter and Google.
2021 Q3 Creator Policy Update
The next round of CPEP is upon us, and we are excited for your input on this quarter’s proposed policy updates.
Tiffany Stevenson joins Patreon as Chief People Officer
We’re thrilled to announce that Tiffany Stevenson is joining Patreon as Chief People Officer overseeing our global HR practice.
Announcing Our New Creator Policy Engagement Program
We’re excited to announce a new Creator Policy Engagement Program to ensure Patreon’s policies are clear, easy to understand, and developed with transparency and inclusivity.
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.
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.
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 building a new home on his own terms. While contemplating his next move, he met with Jack, and the connection was instantaneous. We’re pleased to announce that Patreon is the new […]
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 Engineering organizations. Julian is currently Head of Product for the Home experience of Instagram, where he is responsible for the Instagram Feed, Stories, Ranking, Video, Profile and Interactions. As we embark […]
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 being decimated by Covid-19, artists have been forced to rely mainly on revenue from streaming to try to earn a living from their music. This is especially true in the U.K., […]
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.
An Update to Patreon’s Policies on QAnon
To learn what we're doing to stop the spread of disinformation on Patreon, read on.
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.
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.
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.
3 keys to Success with Annual Membership
Annual Membership is here! To learn how to offer your patrons 365 days of membership, read on.
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 ($).
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.
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..
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.
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.
#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.
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.