Tagged: patreon

Patreon Announces Service Fee Changes

Crowdfunding platform Patreon announced this week it has made some changes to its service fee. While sharing details about the new fee structure, the funding portal explained: “In order to continue our mission of funding the creative class, we’re always looking for ways we can help creators… Read More

Patreon Update: Crowdfunding Platform Asks Creators to Flag Themselves As Adult Content For Any Mature Themed Projects

Last week, crowdfunding platform Patreon updated its Community Guidelines, which included that creators would flag themselves as adult content for mature-themed projects. The portal revealed: “We ask creators to flag themselves as Adult Content if they create any content that has mature themes such as sexuality or… Read More

Crowdfunding Platform Patreon Secures $60 Million During Series C Funding Round

Earlier this week, crowdfunding platform Patreon announced it raised $60 million during its Series C Funding Round, which was led by Thrive Capital with participation from Index Ventures, CRV, and Freestyle. While sharing details about the funding round, CEO and Co-founder of Patreon, Jack Conte, stated:… Read More

Brief: Crowdfunding Platform Patreon Introduces New Campaign & Pledges Homepage

Earlier this month, crowdfunding platform Patreon announced the introduction of its new campaign and pledges homepages. The funding portal shared details about the new campaign look: “Designed to optimize your experience viewing content from the creators you pledge to, the new homepage makes it easier for… Read More

Amanda Palmer: “My Kickstarter Was Terribly Budgeted”

Taking some time away from her career and mother duties, former Dresden Dolls songstress, Amanda Palmer sat down to discuss her experience with the crowdfunding method. Back in 2012, Palmer hit Kickstarter for not only her first solo studio album, but also a tour and… Read More

Brief: Crowdfunding Platform Patreon Captures $30 Million During Series B Funding Round

This week, Patreon announced it has secured $30 million during series B funding. The website’s total amount of funding is now at $47.1 million. According to the Patreon team, the round was led by Thrive Capital and included investments from Allen and Company and follow-ons by Charles River… Read More

Patreon Unveils List of Patron’s “Best Creators”

Seeking to honor the campaign creators on its platform, Patreon has unveiled a new list called “The Best Creators On Patreon.” Patreon’s Ellie MacBride stated in a blog post: “Behind every great creator on Patreon is a group of people dedicated to supporting them on their creative journey… Read More

Patreon Reveals “5 Data-Backed Tips To Crushing Your First Month”

Last week, crowdfunding platform Patreon unveiled its five data-backed tips to crushing your first month for campaign organizers. The website’s data science team member, Maura Church, stated: “All of this data is pulled from a correlative analysis. Who what now? Let me break it down: I looked at… Read More

Ministry Frontman Al Jourgensen Launches Patreon Initiative After AJ Maddah Fails to Pay For Soundwave 2015 Performance

Al Jourgensen, the frontman of Grammy-nominated American band Ministry, announced this week that the group is launching a crowdfunding campaign on Patreon to raise the $203,000 they are owed for performing at the AJ Maddah’s 2015 Soundwave Festival last February. Jourgensen wrote: “Now I know there’s douchebags in every… Read More

Crowdfunding Site Patreon Gets Hacked. Personal Data Accessed but No Credit Card Info Taken

Patreon, a rewards-based crowdfunding platform that focuses on musicians and other content creators has been hacked. CEO and founder Jack Conte posted a notice on the site this past Wednesday that hackers had breached the site, including the database that held user data.  Fortunately, no… Read More

Amanda Palmer: “Funds From My Patreon Campaign Will Not Go Towards My Baby”

Hoping to clear the air of recent accusations concerning her Patreon campaign, former Dresden Dolls songstress, Amanda Palmer is ready set the record straight and put an end to the gossip. Back in 2012, singer and songwriter Palmer hit Kickstarter for not only her first… Read More

Singing Sensation Amanda Palmer Talks Label Breakup & Crowdfunding Success

Last month, singer and songwriter Amanda Palmer launched a crowdfunding campaign on Patreon to raise funds for her upcoming projects, which consists of making new art and traveling to Berlin, Germany to record an album in German. The new projects surfaced just two years after she captured… Read More

Crowdfunding Platform Patreon Acquires Video Subscription Service Subbable

On Monday crowdfunding platform, Patreon, announced the news that it has acquired Subbable, which was founded by YouTube sensation Hank Green and his brother John Green, who wrote The Fault in Our Stars. According to Forbes, the big merger consolidates two funding platform. With their artists… Read More

Kickstarter Alum Amanda Palmer Launches Patreon Campaign For New Music Project

Back in 2012, singer and songwriter Amanda Palmer hit crowdfunding giant Kickstarter for not only her first studio album, but also a tour and art book. Originally seeking $100,000, Palmer took home over $1 million thanks to nearly 25,000 backers/fans. Now, Palmer is back to… Read More

AOL’s World of Warcraft Website Returns Thanks to Patreon Campaign

AOL’s World of Warcraft website, WoW Insider, is getting a second life – well sort of. Thanks to a $8,000 goal crowdfunding campaign on Patreon. According to the Verge, the team behind the site, now the defunct blog Blizzard Watch, hit the platform and has already… Read More

Brief: Patreon Reveals Backers Have Given $10 Million to Musicians & Content Creators in 2014

Patreon, a reward-based crowdfunding platform dedicated to musicians and other content creators, recently announced that backers have given $10 million to its campaigns in 2014. According to Polygon, the 2014’s $10 million is a 3,761 percent increase over last year, which saw pledges of $259,000…. Read More

Making Money From YouTube: How Crowdfunding Can Fill The Gap

Imagine netting over a million YouTube views in a month and getting paid as little as $50 for that accomplishment. That is the reality Jack Conte, half of the music group Pomplamoose, spelled out in a recent interview with Upstart Business Journal. Pomplamoose has over… Read More

5 Ways Besides Kickstarter Artist-Entrepreneurs Can Get Funded

Jack Conte is nothing if not inventive when it comes to creating  music. One half of the YouTube sensation Pomplamoose, Conte’s ability to play nearly any instrument imaginable while creating amazingly entertaining “videosongs” with his fellow band member Nataly Dawn has resulted in the duo garnering a… Read More