Apr 11, 20212h
Patreon CEO Jack Conte on the creator economy, artist burnout, and competition from Facebook & Google
Social media giants started the creator crisis by building distribution without monetization, *Patreon CEO Jack Conte* explains in this 1-on-1 interview with PressClub ( http://constine.club/ ) 's Josh Constine. He breaks down why we're in a creator renaissance as top platforms finally compete to host artists and their fans. You'll learn: -The history of patronage -How "information should be free" hurt creators -The difference between art and content -Why Facebook, Google, and Twitter suddenly care about creators -How to deal with creator burnout -Who will become the creator middle class -Remaining startup opportunities in the creator economy around finance, logistics, and NFTs -Why now is the best time ever to be an artist Plus, catch an exclusive acoustic performance by Vérité of her new single 'By Now'. Vérité, hip-hop musician and comedian Open Mike Eagle, and celebrity chef and former Bon Appétit editor Carla Lalli Music also join to give the creator perspective on burnout and time management. Sign up for the PressClub newsletter and get alerts about the live shows on Clubhouse at constine.club ( http://constine.club/ ) PressClub is one of Clubhouse's first and most popular shows, where top business leaders discuss the big issues. It's hosted by Josh Constine, an investor at early-stage venture fund SignalFire ( https://signalfire.com/ ) and the former Editor-At-Large of TechCrunch. PressClub is a relaxed venue where luminaries can share their stories, passions, thoughts on trends, and visions of the future. Past guests include the CEOs of Facebook, Instagram, Slack, Shopify, Spotify, Substack, WordPress, Craigslist, Dollar Shave Club, and more. Topics have included the creator economy, back to offices vs remote work, the rise of newsletters, the future of celebrity, the ethics of doxxing, and founders becoming philanthropists. Josh and PressClub's content have recently been covered by the New York Times, TechCrunch, Vogue, Bloomberg, Forbes, AdWeek, USA Today, and more.