@brentknepper: No One Makes a Living on Patreon — Artist Rights Watch

In 2016, Patreon boasted that 7,960 users were now making over $100 a month, which struck me as such an insignificant monthly income to brag about. Around the same time, the company reportedly had 25,000 creators, meaning only 31 percent of Patreon’s users were making over a hundred bucks….Even if creators are struggling to make money, investors see Patreon as a goldmine. In September, Patreon announced a $60 million dollar investmentfrom venture capital firms, bringing its total funding to $107 million, according to Crunchbase.

Please Support Tipitina’s Foundation and All Our Young Musicians

If you’re looking for a worthy cause in this season of hope, please consider Tipitina’s Foundation. The foundation sponsors a robust internship program, Sunday youth music workshops and the Music Co-Op Offices across Louisiana. Tipitina’s Foundation supports Louisiana and New Orleans’s irreplaceable music community and preserves the state’s unique musical cultures. The Foundation grew out […]

Universal Leads Royalty Deadbeat Facebook Out of the Cold With Precedent Setting Licensing Deal

This is what happens when you stick to your property rights–Bloomberg reports that Facebook, aka royalty deadbeat, has signed a multiyear licensing deal with Universal Music Group: Facebook Inc. signed a multiyear licensing deal that lets the social network carry songs and artists from the world’s biggest record label, Universal Music Group, across its platforms. […]

Stump the Band: Robots Gone Wild Movie Quotes

It’s that time of year again–time  for readers to stump the band with obscure movie quotes.  This time of year when reorders are filled, shows are booked, playlists are frozen and Congress is slouching toward Bethlehem, it passes the time. Here’s a few we’ve received, if you have some quotes leave them in comments or […]