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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

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, 2019Susan Johnston Taylor

How Zola Jesus Cut Out the Middleman to Engage With Her Fans Directly

Indie artist Zola Jesus creates a sustainable music career by engaging her fans directly through Patreon.

October 01, 2019Muriel Vega

Hannah Witton is Here to Show Us How to Manage Time

No time? No worries! YouTuber, podcaster, and author Hannah Witton gave us her tried and true time management tips!.

September 09, 2019Patreon Team

A Quick Guide to Finding Balance and Creative Independence

Learn how the creators behind Crime Junkies and The Try Guys have found balance through creative independence.

September 04, 2019Nicole Ortiz

Glen Henry on Balance, Business, and Beleaf in Fatherhood

Glen Henry gives us a behind the scenes look at the business of fatherhood.

September 03, 2019Erica Campbell

Igniting a Podcast Movement: An Interview with Dan Franks

Podcast Movement founder Dan Franks gets real about building community, connecting creatives, and where the podcast industry is going.

August 09, 2019Muriel Vega

The Patreon Creator’s Guide to Managing Work and Family

From changing their environment to recording podcasts while the kids are in bed, six Patreon creators reveal their secrets to juggling work and family.

August 08, 2019Susan Johnston Taylor

Planet Prudence Talks Connection and Community

Learn how Prudence Geerts creates webcomics and illustrations while connecting with her community.

July 31, 2019Amanda Derrick

6 tips about self-care from creators at VidCon 2019

Since creator burnout is real, we went to VidCon 2019 to see what video creators do to stay ahead of it. To see their tips on self-care, read on.

July 31, 2019Matt St. John

Team Offsite Ideas Perfect for Creators

Whether you're a business of one or one hundred, here are creator inspired offsite ideas to help you connect with your team!

July 29, 2019Nicole Ortiz

Top Vacation Spots for Creators

Hit the road, zone out, and hone into your creativity with these top vacation spots for creators.

July 26, 2019Muriel Vega

5 Patreon Travel Content Creators You Should Already Be Following

Pack your bags and grab your passport. These five travel content creators will give you a major dose of wanderlust.

July 25, 2019Jasmine Williams

5 Tips For Creating Content On The Go

You might think that constantly creating content means never taking a break, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are 5 tips for creating content on the go.

July 24, 2019Leanna Johnson

We Asked Patreon Creators How They Make Time for a Vacation

Let go of the guilt and take a break! These two Patreon creators share how they made taking time off work for them.

July 16, 2019Muriel Vega

Here's Why You Need a Vacation Even When You Don't Want One

Multiple studies prove that taking a break has a positive impact on your work and creativity. So yes, you do need a vacation. A few of our creators share why.

July 12, 2019Zaedryn Rook

5 Ways Patreon Creators Have Found Creative Independence

Learn how emotional and financial support from patrons has given these creators the freedom to go their own way.

July 03, 2019Patreon Team

18+ Creator Community Resources

One of the wonderful things about being a creator on Patreon is that, as soon as you join, you become part of our diverse, supportive, and…

June 28, 2019Patreon Community

Meet Sickboy, the comedy podcast that's changing the way we think about illness (and life)

Sickboy is unlike any medical podcast you've heard before. Read on to find out how this radical podcast is using comedy to change the culture around chronic illness.

June 28, 2019Matt St. John

How Amanda Palmer Created a Thriving Music Community

Four concepts you can learn about building an authentic community from Amanda Palmer.

June 18, 2019Amanda Derrick

5 Drag Creators Creating Bigger Than Life Content

We're celebrating five (of many!) Patreon drag creators making waves in the community!

June 11, 2019Muriel Vega

How Four Full-Time Creators Leverage Motherhood to Inspire (and Monetize) Their Art

Helpful tips for juggling life as a mother and a creator from three women who know.

June 01, 2019Kati Holland

How Licensed Therapist Kati Morton Uses Her Platform for Good

Kati Morton has a loyal and loving following both on and off Patreon. Find out how this licensed therapist, author, and YouTuber (and Patreon creator!) is making positive impact while making a living.

May 31, 2019Leanna Johnson

Patrick Hinds is Obsessed: See How Patreon Brought This True Crime Podcast to Life

Learn how Patrick Hinds uses his obsession with true crime to power his Patreon backed podcast.

May 16, 2019Fiona Tapp

Trying to Figure Out Your Best Special Offer? Paul M. Sutter says, “Experiment!”

Paul M. Sutter shares how he grew his patrons and earnings with the Special Offer feature!

May 16, 2019Zaedryn Rook

Who Will Sit on the Iron Throne? These Game of Thrones Pages Share Predictions

As the series finale quickly approaches, these GoT-focused Patreon creators can help you get your theories in order.

May 10, 2019Muriel Vega

This Might Get Weird, But it Totally Works. How to Build a Tailored Patreon Site for Your Devoted Fans.

Does weird sell? If you ask these ladies it does! Here’s how to create your own weird, wonderful Patreon site to connect with your supporters.

May 09, 2019Amanda Derrick

Check out these 10 Patreon Creators Nominated for the Shorty Awards

Join Patreon in congratulating these creators nominated for the Shorty Awards!

May 03, 2019Katherine Hosmer

“Punch up the Jam” Creators Share How They Connect with Their Fans

The “Punch Up the Jam” podcast has hosts Miel Bredouw and Demi Adejuyigbe remixing all your favorite pop hits. Find out how they used Patreon to grow their creative business.

April 30, 2019Fiona Tapp

How Watch What Crappens Connects With their Fans By Celebrating Their Uniqueness

The hosts of Watch What Crappens, now in its seventh year, are audience engagement pros. Here are Ben Mandelker and Ronnie Karam's tips for connecting with fans.

April 30, 2019Muriel Vega

#BlackGirlMagic: 10 Patreon Creators Who Inspire Us Daily

#BlackGirlMagic is all about celebrating dope, inspirational black women. To put our own spin on it, here are 10 black female-identifying Patreon creators who are making waves right on this very platform.

April 28, 2019Jasmine Williams

The Podcaster’s Guide to Launching on Patreon

Here's what podcasters should do two months, one month, and one week before launching on Patreon.

April 24, 2019Susan Johnston Taylor

How “Hannahlyze This” Uses Patreon to Talk About Mental Health

See how two best friends and podcasters are changing the way we talk about mental health.

April 23, 2019Katherine Hosmer

How to Not Waste Your Money on Facebook or Instagram Ads

We talked to Patreon creator and marketing expert Suzanne Yada about how to successfully use social media ads.

April 22, 2019Leanna Johnson

How Lore Brings the Darker Elements of Human History to the Masses

Creator Aaron Mahnke delivers stories from the darkest corners of human history on his popular Lore podcast and he gave us the insight on how Patreon helped him to connect with his audience.

April 19, 2019Fiona Tapp

Creator Gloria Calderon Kellett Talks About The Benefits of Membership

What’s so great about Patreon? TV show creator and writer Gloria Calderón Kellett shares how she and artist husband Dave can support a flexible lifestyle, family, and fellow artists.

April 18, 2019Leanna Johnson

Super Busy Singer is Still Busy, Still Seeing Results with Special Offers

Rebecca Loebe thought she was too busy to offer something special, but he found special offers easier than she expected.

April 16, 2019Zaedryn Rook

The Top 10 Rewards Patreon Musicians Offer Their Fans

Fun and unique rewards that can help creators engage with and connect to their loyal fanbase.

April 15, 2019Nicole Ortiz

How to Start a Mastermind Group with Other Creators

Mastermind groups aren’t just for businesses — creatives can use the support, camaraderie, and brainstorming, too.

April 09, 2019Zaedryn Rook

6 Themes We Saw at SXSW 2019

From creative performances to expert panels — from executive keynotes to podcasts tapings — SXSW 2019 offered fresh takes on entrepreneurship, entertainment, and making content that fosters a community. Here are the key themes from this year's festival.

March 15, 2019Erica Campbell

Patreon at SXSW: Day Three at the House of Creativity

We wrapped up our SXSW residency on Rainey Street with more creator-centric panels featuring podcast and other industry experts. Plus, Jack welcomed Amanda Palmer and Ben Folds on stage to talk about how creators can engage with their communities.

March 13, 2019Erica Campbell

Patreon at SXSW: Day Two at the House of Creativity

Day 2 of SXSW was magic: we hosted five panels and performances onsite at the #HouseOfCreativity before the sun went down, and across town, Jack brought down another house. At night, six artists took the stage for a must-see musical showcase. Read on!

March 12, 2019Erica Campbell

Patreon at SXSW: Day One at the House of Creativity

Patreon is in Austin, Texas, for SXSW and we're recapping all the festival fun happening at our #HouseOfCreativity on Rainey Street. Day One featured The Try Guys, Hannahlyze This, and memorable music from industry icons.

March 11, 2019Erica Campbell

Patreon at SXSW: 5 Things We Learned about Fighting Bias with Content

Curious about how cognitive bias impacts content creation? We sat in on a panel David Dylan Thomas (of Think Company) hosted at SXSW, and took notes on how our cognitive biases seep into everything we create.

March 10, 2019Erica Campbell

Patreon at SXSW: 5 Things We Learned at So, You Think You Can Podcast?

Want to know what makes a podcast so successful? A panel of experts met in Austin, TX, and laid out the five fundamentals at a hot SXSW panel. Don't worry, we took all the notes and are sharing them with you.

March 09, 2019Erica Campbell

Patreon at SXSW: Steps to Launching and Growing a Membership Business

Want to launch a membership business but don't know how? Our Creator Partnerships Lead, Alexis Gay, gives you steps for success in this SXSW session.

March 08, 2019Erica Campbell

10 Can't-Miss SXSW Panels for Creators

With countless options to absorb all things film, music, and more - where do you start with SXSW panels? We know that scheduling the perfect panel programming agenda ain't easy, so we’ve done the work for you.

March 07, 2019Erica Campbell

Looking for what to do at SXSW? Join Patreon’s House of Creativity for panels and performances from groundbreaking creators.

Patreon is heading to SXSW and showcasing creator panels, live performances, and more at our House of Creativity. Get all the details in this post and we'll see you in Austin!

March 06, 2019Valerie Veteto

Our 5 Favorite Meetups for Creators at SXSW 2019

Interested in collaborating, co-mingling, and getting to know other creators just like you while at SXSW? Check out our list of meetups for creators!

March 01, 2019Erica Campbell

How to Keep Creating When You Want to Quit

Creating is hard. Living a creative life, and turning it into a sustainable business, is ridiculously hard. But don’t give up quite yet.

February 28, 2019Zaedryn Rook

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