Announcements

Meet Colin, Patreon’s new Director of Growth

Meet Colin, Patreon’s new Director of Growth

Patreon

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

Two new updates from CPEP

Patreon

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

Patreon is restricted in Russia

Patreon

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

Q2 policy updates: public advocacy, content moderation, and more

Patreon

Hear about this quarter’s policy developments and how you can share your feedback with our team.

Introducing a redesigned Patreon

Introducing a redesigned Patreon

Patreon

Next week, you’ll see a significant upgrade to your Patreon experience.

Meet Shannon, our Director of Mobile Engineering

Meet Shannon, our Director of Mobile Engineering

Patreon

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

Meet Atish, our new Head of Growth Engineering

Patreon

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

Q1 2022 Creator Policy Engagement Program wrap-up

Patreon

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

Nick Myers, former Facebook lead, joins Patreon as the new Head of Design

Patreon

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

On the removal of Come Back Alive

Patreon

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

Patreon welcomes former WME talent agent Avi Gandhi as Head of Creator Partnerships

Patreon

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

An update on creator policy: Q1 2022

Patreon

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

How Patreon policy evolved in 2021

Patreon

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

What a proposed copyright change could mean for creators

Patreon

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

Patreon Sent the British Parliament a Letter About the Draft Online Safety Bill

Patreon

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

Thoughts on improving patron billing

Patreon

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

Keeping Young Creators Safe on Patreon

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

Creator Policy Engagement Program Update: Q4 2021

Patreon

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

Fall 2021 Creator Policy Engagement Update

Patreon

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

Patreon Welcomes Former Googler, Utkarsh Srivastava, as Senior VP of Engineering

Patreon

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

2021 Q3 Creator Policy Update

Patreon

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

Tiffany Stevenson joins Patreon as Chief People Officer

Jack Conte and Sam Yam

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

Announcing Our New Creator Policy Engagement Program

Patreon

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

The Second Renaissance is Here

Patreon

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

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

Patreon

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

Joe Budden Connects Directly With His Community on Patreon

Joe Budden Connects Directly With His Community on Patreon

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

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

Jack Conte and Sam Yam

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

Patreon Sent the British Parliament a Letter on Behalf of Musicians

Patreon

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.

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

Patreon

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

An Update to Patreon’s Policies on QAnon

Patreon

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

Making Patreon feel like home, for creators and patrons everywhere

Patreon

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

Merch for Membership: A headache-free solution for offering merch to your patrons

Patreon

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

Create on Your Terms with Your Community

Jack Conte

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

3 keys to Success with Annual Membership

Brian McFarland

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

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

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

Patreon

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

Creativity Has No Borders

Patreon

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…

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

Leanna Lee

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

Show Us What You’ve #MadeWithPatrons

Patreon

#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 ❤️

#ThankYouPatrons — All 4 million of you ❤️

Patreon

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)

Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging at Patreon (2019)

Patreon

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.

Introducing Moxie for Makers, Patreon’s First Spotify Playlist

Introducing Moxie for Makers, Patreon’s First Spotify Playlist

Matt St. John

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.

Geniuslink to Acquire Kit.com Assets

Geniuslink to Acquire Kit.com Assets

Patreon

It’s time for the next step in Kit’s lifecycle as Geniuslink will be acquiring the Kit assets from Patreon to ensure Kit continues to grow, thrive, and help creators.

Helping you Get and Keep More Patrons, Part 1

Helping you Get and Keep More Patrons, Part 1

Patreon

At Patreon, we are always working on ways to help you get (and keep) more patrons. To learn what we've been up to recently, read on.

A New Way to Share Exclusive Video on Patreon with Vimeo

A New Way to Share Exclusive Video on Patreon with Vimeo

Matt St. John

Exclusive video is a powerful way to keep your patrons coming back for more. Introducing Patreon's new Vimeo integration, which makes posting secure video just for your patrons easier than ever.

Announcing image galleries in posts

Announcing image galleries in posts

Matt St. John

Introducing image galleries in Patreon posts. Start sharing multiple images with your patrons today.

Patreon will take membership to the next level with $60M in funding

Patreon will take membership to the next level with $60M in funding

Jack Conte

Our mission is to fund the creative class, and we raised $60M to build a best-in-class, global membership platform to do just that. Read on for details.

Here’s what happened in May’s episode of Hang Time…

Here’s what happened in May’s episode of Hang Time…

Matt St. John

Hang Time is a monthly live stream hosted by Patreon CEO Jack Conte and our own Taryn Arnold. Read on for product sneak peeks, tips and tricks for creators, and more.

Wondering about Patreon Lite and how to use it? Read on.

Wondering about Patreon Lite and how to use it? Read on.

Matt St. John

Curious about what's offered in the new creator plan, Patreon Lite? Read on to decide if it's the right choice for your creative business.

Patreon is going to SXSW 2019: Join us at the House of Creativity March 11-13

Patreon is going to SXSW 2019: Join us at the House of Creativity March 11-13

Jane Kwett

Join us at the House of Creativity March 11 - 13 for collaborative programming, interactive exhibits, and exclusive performances.

Millions and Billions | Celebrating Patrons, Creators, and Major Milestones

Millions and Billions | Celebrating Patrons, Creators, and Major Milestones

Patreon

In 2019 alone, Patreon is on track to send creators more than half a billion dollars to fund their membership businesses.