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Killer Mike Explains How ‘Overnight Success’ Can Take A Decade Of Planning

The rapper and self-made entrepreneur 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

Why Paul Scheer's Secret to Success is Putting Creativity First

To the award-winning performer, creative, and dad, success has more to do creating than selling yourself.

December 02, 2019Leanna Johnson

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, 2019Matt St. John

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, 2019Jasmine Williams

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, 2019Amanda Derrick

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

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, 2019Matt St. John

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, 2019Amanda Derrick

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, 2019Fiona Tapp

Creativity is Power with Jack Conte

Jack Conte talks about the future of creativity and empowering artists to have sustainable careers.

November 13, 2019Amanda Derrick

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, 2019Daisy Barringer

Issa Rae in conversation with Jack Conte

At Assembly, our very own Jack Conte got to chat with Issa Rae, the creator, writer, and star of HBO’s Insecure and the award-winning web series, Awkward Black Girl. Issa is also the founder of two production companies, and has 1,000+ patrons on Patreon.

November 13, 2019Jasmine Williams

A Special Performance by Gabbie Hanna

Gabbie Hanna shares her newest songs while also imparting wisdom on mental health and getting to the other side of darkness.

November 13, 2019Muriel Vega

An Acoustic Set from Indie Rock Band Local Natives

Indie rock band Local Natives share a stripped down set of songs from their latest album.

November 13, 2019Caitlin White

Creative Control with Killer Mike

Activist, businessman, and Grammy award-winning artist Killer Mike talks about creative control.

November 13, 2019Caitlin White

Why Film-critic Scout Tafoya Sees Beauty In Unloved Cinema

Film critic Scout Tafoya got a big surprise when comedian Patton Oswalt gave him a shout out on The Best Show podcast. To learn why Oswalt is so smitten by Scout Tafoya's series, The Unloved, read on.

November 13, 2019Matt St. John

Watch: These Artists Don't Need Permission to Pursue Music

Learn why musicians like Kap G and Damone Tyrell aren't waiting for permission to create music, and what artistic ownership means to them.

November 05, 2019Erica Campbell

Watch: Why Rapper Kap G Prioritizes Creative Freedom

For rapper Kap G, authenticity is everything. To learn more about how Kap G tells his story through hip hop, watch now.

November 05, 2019Erica Campbell

Watch: Artist Aja Kahti on the Joy of Creative Control

Atlanta based artist and musician Aja Kahti doesn't need permission to create music. She gives that to herself. To learn more about what creative ownership means to Aja, watch now.

November 05, 2019Erica Campbell

A Primer on Pursuing Music Without Permission

Patreon took over a studio in Atlanta, Georgia and gave up-and-coming artists the chance to record, write, and tell us their stories. Here's what they said.

November 03, 2019Patreon Team

How Gabbie Hanna Makes Her Multipassionate Career Work

Gabbie Hanna is a singer-songwriter, YouTube content creator, MTV personality, author, and that’s not all. We caught up with Hanna to learn how she transformed vine success into a multifaceted career.

October 30, 2019Jasmine Williams

Why Rapper Kap G Prioritizes Creative Freedom

Rapper Kap G shares how he successfully speaks to his community while pursuing creative control.

October 29, 2019Muriel Vega

Artist Aja Kahti on the Joy of Creative Control

Aja Kahti is drawn to music to express her purest ideas; here’s how she takes ownership of her entrepreneurial path to preserve her creativity.

October 28, 2019Amanda Derrick

Christine McConnell's Pivot from Netflix to Membership

When Christine McConnell's Netflix show got canceled, instead of wallowing in her sorrows, she got to work. To learn how the artist is funding her new show through membership, read on.

October 28, 2019Muriel Vega

How Singer-Songwriter Raye Zaragoza Cracked the Code to Connection

Singer-songwriter Raye Zaragoza shares why she doesn’t really see Patreon as an artist to fan platform, but a human to human platform.

October 14, 2019Erica Campbell

Interview with Alissa White-Gluz, Lead Vocalist of Arch Enemy

Alissa White-Gluz is one of the most versatile vocalists in metal today. To learn about her life in metal, and why Patreon is right for her and her fans, watch now.

October 14, 2019Matt St. John

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

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