Don’t risk creator burnout! Here are six ways for you to snag a quick vacation without interrupting your creativity.
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Four concepts you can learn about building an authentic community from Amanda Palmer.
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.
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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.
Indie artist Zola Jesus creates a sustainable music career by engaging her fans directly through Patreon.
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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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Attending SXSW this March and looking for a guide on how to survive the festival? This guide is for you!
Have you ever experienced creator burnout? Here are five things you can do to manage your stress and get back on track.
Timely, urgent updates get attention. But so can evergreen content (content you make once and use repeatedly because it stays relevant). Here’s why.
Country musician Taylor Ray Holbrook shares his path to fame, along with his success on YouTube, iTunes, and Google Play.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
Mike Doughty shares his path to becoming a professional musician and insights on how he launched and grew a successful Patreon page.
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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!
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…
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.