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Need a Break? Here are 6 Ways Creators Can Take a Mini Vacation!

Don’t risk creator burnout! Here are six ways for you to snag a quick vacation without interrupting your creativity.

July 09, 2019Amanda Derrick

Here Comes Another Dead End Hip Hop Conversation

Learn how independence, authenticity, and business acumen amplify Dead End Hip Hop’s culture conversations.

June 29, 2019Erica Hawkins

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

6 Can’t-Miss Music Festivals for Creators

Music festivals aren’t just a ton of fun. They’re also a great way to grow your community. Here are our top picks for 2019.

June 13, 2019Jasmine Williams

The Future of Creativity is Now: Our Top Takeaways from FORM Fest

What was FORM Fest really like? Our Creator Partnerships Lead Joe Barham gives us the inside scoop.

May 25, 2019Jasmine Williams

Make Your Music, Make Your Money: How to Make a Living as an Independent Artist

Looking for a way to fly solo while also building a career in music? Here are some expert tips on how to make it as an independent musician.

May 08, 2019Jasmine Williams

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.

April 18, 2019Muriel Vega

How Indie Musicians Can Launch on Patreon

Want to connect with your superfans and gain the independence to create what you want? Here’s our guide for musician’s launching on Patreon.

April 10, 2019Nicole Ortiz

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 Hawkins

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 Hawkins

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 Hawkins

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 Hawkins

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 Hawkins

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 Hawkins

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 Hawkins

Ultimate 2019 SXSW Survival Guide for Creators

Attending SXSW this March and looking for a guide on how to survive the festival? This guide is for you!

February 20, 2019Erica Hawkins

Beating Creator Burnout: 5 Tips for Managing Stress

Have you ever experienced creator burnout? Here are five things you can do to manage your stress and get back on track.

January 09, 2019Daisy Barringer

Creators: Don’t Overlook Evergreen Content

Timely, urgent updates get attention. But so can evergreen content (content you make once and use repeatedly because it stays relevant). Here’s why.

January 01, 2019Susan Johnston Taylor

Taylor Ray Holbrook Is Not Your Typical Country Musician — And He Doesn’t Want To Be

Country musician Taylor Ray Holbrook shares his path to fame, along with his success on YouTube, iTunes, and Google Play.

August 17, 2018Madison Kahn

How to Boost your Income on Patreon with a Special Offer

We recently launched our Special Offer feature and are loving seeing creators' success with it! To help you get the most out of Special Offers, we put together a list of Patreon Special Offer best practices.

August 15, 2018Christine Donaldson

How Peter Hollens Went From A Cappella Nerd To Internet Stardom

Today, singer Peter Hollens produces at least one new music video every other week for his 2 million YouTube subscribers, his 2 million Facebook followers, and hundreds of thousands of other fans on Instagram and Twitter.

August 07, 2018Madison Kahn

Amanda Palmer Is Home: Why the Kickstarter Queen Embraced a New Way to Fund and Create Art

Amanda Palmer is known for a lot of things (or Things , as she calls them). 56 of them, in fact. While the mainstream media is better…

July 17, 2018Olivia Seitz

Meet The Musician Who Sacrificed Fame to Pursue the Support of 1,000 True Fans

Musician Nate Maingard went from trying to get signed to a label to developing a Patreon page and a symbiotic and successful relationship with fans instead.

March 14, 2018Olivia Seitz

Patreon Lens: How 5 Creators Are Giving Patrons Behind the Scenes Access to Their Work and Life

Our most successful creators consistently provide awesome content for their patrons. Patreon Lens is designed to help you do just that — share more content — easier.

February 27, 2018Olivia Seitz

5 Ways to Make Money as a Musician Online in 2018

How can you make money as a musician, especially if you’re not backed by a record label? Here are five ways you can make money as a musician—all from real-life answers we received from successful independent musicians just like you.

January 17, 2018Cody Slingerland

1 Reward Tier: How Musician Mike Doughty is Strategizing Membership on Patreon

Mike Doughty shares his path to becoming a professional musician and insights on how he launched and grew a successful Patreon page.

July 18, 2017Christine Donaldson

How to Find Music Blogs to Contact for Song/Album Reviews

Looking to get more exposure for your music? Read on for tips on where to find music blogs and how to contact music writers.

November 30, 2016Sarah Spencer

A Non-Designer’s Guide to Creating Free Stellar Graphics on Canva

All creators rely on visual materials to communicate their brand. And while it can seem overwhelming, there are some great tools out there to make graphic production easier!

October 20, 2016Sarah Spencer

How Nataly Dawn Increased Her Patronage From $1.5k to $6k in 30 Days

One month ago, singer/songwriter Nataly Dawn was free from a label with an unreleased homemade album in it’s final stages, almost in the…

August 19, 2016Taryn Arnold

Creating An Engaged Fan Base: Creator 101 with Peter Hollens

Join a capella singer Peter Hollens as he shares his top 3 tips to creating a fan base who are consistently engaged in your work.

April 12, 2016Taryn Arnold