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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: These Artists Don't Need Permission to Pursue Music

We went to Atlanta to ask artists what creative ownership means to them. To learn why musicians like Kap G and Damone Tyrell aren't waiting for permission to create, 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

We 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

Introducing Spotify Playlist #2, Patreon Assembly

It's amazing how music can make you feel connected, even if you're listening to it in your headphones. If you're in need of a little togetherness, check out our latest Spotify playlist.

October 30, 2019Matt St. John

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

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

Introducing Moxie for Makers, Patreon's First Spotify Playlist

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.

October 09, 2019Matt St. John

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

How Anthony Fantano Went From Radio Intern to "the Internet's Busiest Music Nerd"

According to Spin magazine, Anthony Fantano is “today’s most successful music critic.” But it wasn't always that way. To learn about Fantano's journey from unpaid intern to "the internet's busiest music nerd," read on.

September 18, 2019Matt St. John

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 Campbell

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

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.

June 01, 2019Nicole Ortiz

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

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

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 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

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 its 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

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