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In this episode:
We talk with Anthony Privitelli from the fan funding site Patreon.
Here are Doug's notes from the interview.
How we found out about them: http://www.patreon.com/iamnotlefthanded
Ongoing crowdfunding for all sorts of creators. He lists all sorts! “anyone that’s creating digital content”
How did it start?
Founder is a YouTube musician: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Conte
songs would take months...and the money from YouTube was a couple hundred
August 2013 is when it launched
Anthony started in November of last year
web comic strips
Tom Merritt was with TWiT, but dropped them.
Ton of different podcasters joined after Tom
YouTubers moved to Multi-Channel Network (MCN)
Patreon has partnership CDS
Vevo is a type of MCN: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vevo
over $1million to creators in a month
Creator Relations Team: 3 right now
Hire out specialists in very groups
How does Patreon work?
Creator can do things a couple of ways. Monthly is one way, but per creation is another way to do it
Everything done once a month regardless!
Playwright using Patreon?
different tiers just like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo
Playwrights and musical compositions
Is video is digital form of show?
Patreon hones in on engagement
Dick Van Dyke
touring musicians build in touring in their campaigns
Just graduated from college and was doing sales.
best friend from college works at Patreon, and that’s how he found out
Is there anything we missed?
Rolling with it!
features on the product roadmap!
voting feed and some simple stuff is coming
Sam built the site and has startup experience
“The name of the band derives from the French word pamplemousse, meaning grapefruit. Pomplamoose is an English-spelling approximation of the French pronunciation.” - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pomplamoose
Outgoing track (picked by Doug):
I Am Not Left-handed - “Brace Brace” - CC-BY-NC-SA