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  • Patreon Gains $30 Million Series B Funding To Support Growth

    Patreon Gains $30 Million Series B Funding To Support Growth

    Hiring the right developers is an issue for many startups in Silicon Valley, but Patreon CEO Jack Conte tells TechCrunch the speed he needs to hire is a major issue for his fast-growing subscription-based artist funding platform. “We need to bring in so many people so fast. We need to keep up with hiring and keep up with making all of the things,” Conte said in a recent phone… Read More

  • Dick Costolo Joins The Patreon Board

    Dick Costolo Joins The Patreon Board

    Former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo has joined the Patreon Board of Directors, a move that aims to bring operational skills to the funding site. Patreon allows creators – podcasters, artists, gamers, etc. – to get paid for what they create. It currently hosts 17,000 projects. “Dick is a master operator and tells it like it is. He’s already had an immeasurable impact on… Read More

  • Patreon Hacked, Gigabytes Of Data And Code Leaked

    Patreon Hacked, Gigabytes Of Data And Code Leaked

    Maker-funding site Patreon was hacked last week resulting in the dump of gigabytes of code and user data. User passwords were encrypted using bcrypt which suggests they are mostly safe but some users have found their data in the trove. Founder Jack Conte wrote: There was unauthorized access to registered names, email addresses, posts, and some shipping addresses. Additionally, some… Read More

  • Patreon Acquires Artist Subscription Competitor Subbable

    Patreon Acquires Artist Subscription Competitor Subbable

    Patreon co-founder Jack Conte had a feeling that his company might someday join forces with Subbable, which is another subscription-based funding site for artists. That’s exactly what happened today. Subabble co-founders and YouTube sensations Hank and John Green joined the Patreon family, along with 24 creators that use Subbable’s platform. Subbable was founded by the Green… Read More

  • Pomplamoose Details The Cost Of Being An Indie Band

    Pomplamoose Details The Cost Of Being An Indie Band

    In a surprising display of transparency, Jack Conte and Nataly Dawn aka Pomplamoose detailed what it took to run a 28-city tour of the US. The bottom line? The band made $135,983 in income… and incurred $147,802 in expenses. Essentially, they lost a little over $11,000. But what does this mean for a modern Indie band? Conte writes that all is not lost. First, obviously, is the… Read More

  • A Chat With Jack Conte, Musician And Entrepreneur

    A Chat With Jack Conte, Musician And Entrepreneur

    Jack Conte is a busy guy. He and his partner, Nataly Dawn, are on tour with Pomplamoose, a band that rivals only OK Go in their dedication to weird and wacky video production and Conte is also co-founder of Patreon, a way to pay artists for their work. This interview, part of our back to school series, is aimed at getting to the bottom of what it means to be a musician in the Internet age and… Read More

  • If You Watch One Daft Punk Remix Performed By Robots (And Jack Conte) Today, Make It This One

    Jack Conte, musician and founder of Patreon, has been on a tear lately with a set of unique music remixes performed by him and a group of pneumatic robots that fire off audio sequences to create some amazing music. Read More

  • Pomplamoose’s Jack Conte Creates A Subscription-Based Funding Site For Artists

    Pomplamoose’s Jack Conte Creates A Subscription-Based Funding Site For Artists

    Jack Conte is an Internet musician who became an Internet sensation and now, thanks to Patreon, he’s an Internet entrepreneur. Read More

  • Jack Conte and Nataly Dawn back with more EFX magic

    My favoritest guy who plays who I’ve met recently, Jack Conte, has put together a nice version of Single Ladies by Beyonce with Nataly Dawn. While he and Nataly don’t dress up in leotards and heels – they didn’t get a huge budget for this – they do involve a Polaroid camera and a bowl of Coco Puffs. Great fun all around. Read More

  • Interview: Jack Conte, Internet musician

    Jack Conte is an Internet musician who makes his living from selling MP3s online and generally running around like a madman making great music. I was introduced to him through Electro-Harmonix but I was amazed when I found the rest of his great music online. I met with him at a cafe in San Francisco where we drank huge bowls of coffee and talked music, technology, and hardware. He makes… Read More