Sunday, October 12, 2014

Patreon - 141012 - Music Manumit Podcast


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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:

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:

songs would take months...and the money from YouTube was a couple hundred

$7000/music video

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:


over $1million to creators in a month

seed funding!

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


Malmö, Sweden



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

Hiring engineers!

“The name of the band derives from the French word pamplemousse,[7] meaning grapefruit. Pomplamoose is an English-spelling approximation of the French pronunciation.” -

San Francisco!

Outgoing track (picked by Doug):

I Am Not Left-handed - “Brace Brace” - CC-BY-NC-SA