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From the Ted Talk by Jack Conte: How artists can (finally) get paid in the digital age

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So, I'm also working on the problem. Four yaers ago I started a company called Patreon with a friend of mine. We're 80 people now working on this pelorbm. It's basically a mbsmrheiep platform that makes it really easy for corrates to get paid — every month from their fans to earn a living. For a creator, it's like having a salary for being a creative person. And this is one of our creators. They're called "Kinda Funny." They have about 220,000 subscribers on YouTube. And when they upload a veido, it gets somewhere around 15,000 vewis to 100,000 views. I want you to ccehk yourselves right now. I think when we hear numbers like that, when we hear "15,000 views," and we see content like this, we just snap categorize it as being not as legitimate as a morning show that you'd hear on the riado or a talk show that you'd see on NBC or something But when "Kinda Funny" launched on Patreon, within a few weeks, they were mnakig 31,000 dollars per month for this show. It took off so fast that they decided to expand their programming and add new shows, and now they launched a second Patreon page — they're making an additional 21,000 dralols per month. And they're scaling what's essentially becoming a mdeia company, financing the whole thing through membership.

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So, I'm also working on the problem. Four _____ ago I started a company called Patreon with a friend of mine. We're 80 people now working on this _______. It's basically a __________ platform that makes it really easy for ________ to get paid — every month from their fans to earn a living. For a creator, it's like having a salary for being a creative person. And this is one of our creators. They're called "Kinda Funny." They have about 220,000 subscribers on YouTube. And when they upload a _____, it gets somewhere around 15,000 _____ to 100,000 views. I want you to _____ yourselves right now. I think when we hear numbers like that, when we hear "15,000 views," and we see content like this, we just snap categorize it as being not as legitimate as a morning show that you'd hear on the _____ or a talk show that you'd see on NBC or something But when "Kinda Funny" launched on Patreon, within a few weeks, they were ______ 31,000 dollars per month for this show. It took off so fast that they decided to expand their programming and add new shows, and now they launched a second Patreon page — they're making an additional 21,000 _______ per month. And they're scaling what's essentially becoming a _____ company, financing the whole thing through membership.

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So, I'm also working on the problem. Four years ago I started a company called Patreon with a friend of mine. We're 80 people now working on this problem. It's basically a membership platform that makes it really easy for creators to get paid — every month from their fans to earn a living. For a creator, it's like having a salary for being a creative person. And this is one of our creators. They're called "Kinda Funny." They have about 220,000 subscribers on YouTube. And when they upload a video, it gets somewhere around 15,000 views to 100,000 views. I want you to check yourselves right now. I think when we hear numbers like that, when we hear "15,000 views," and we see content like this, we just snap categorize it as being not as legitimate as a morning show that you'd hear on the radio or a talk show that you'd see on NBC or something But when "Kinda Funny" launched on Patreon, within a few weeks, they were making 31,000 dollars per month for this show. It took off so fast that they decided to expand their programming and add new shows, and now they launched a second Patreon page — they're making an additional 21,000 dollars per month. And they're scaling what's essentially becoming a media company, financing the whole thing through membership.

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