By Dana Sanchez
The internet has disrupted media and transferred power from traditional gatekeepers to artists and creators who were historically excluded from having an audience.
Today, anyone with desire and talent to create content and present it to an audience can do so via YouTube, blogs, tweets and live streams.
“Unfortunately it’s a scant few who are actually able to quit their day jobs and make a living doing it,” says Barry Schuler, a film and TV producer, and venture capitalist at DFJ Growth Fund.
Launched in 2013, Patreon is a crowd-supported service that’s getting a lot of buzz. It allows fans or patrons to pay artists directly. This gives financial support to artists, writers, podcasters, musicians, journalists, game developers, models and other entrepreneurs. Patrons can pledge a monthly or per-post subscription in exchange for access to new, often exclusive work from the creator they’re supporting.
— Tubefilter (@tubefilter) May 8, 2018
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