Nathan Baschez

@nbaschez

Means of Creation

Is The United States a Creator-Friendly Country?

European countries have built a robust social and economic safety net for creators. Why not the US?

0 🔒 May 22, 2021 by Li Jin, Nathan Baschez, and Yash Bagal

Divinations

Why I Love Working at Startups

A friendly rebuttal

0 🔒 May 21, 2021 by Nathan Baschez

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Apple is Holding Back the Creator Economy

What happens when a product company tries to run a platform?

0 🔒 May 10, 2021 by Li Jin, Nathan Baschez, and Yash Bagal

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Why Influencers Need a Watchdog

A mind-expanding conversation with Kat Tenbarge

0 May 3, 2021 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

Divinations

Spotify’s Upcoming “Open Access Platform” is as Surprising as it is Awesome

I hope it becomes a new paradigm for the creator economy

0 May 1, 2021 by Nathan Baschez

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Facebook’s Foray into Audio

Why are they doing it? And will it work?

0 Apr 27, 2021 by Li Jin, Nathan Baschez, and Yash Bagal

Means of Creation

A New Funnel for Music

Recent news from TikTok, ConvertKit, and Ditto reveal an emerging new funnel for music creators to directly acquire, engage, and monetize fans.

0 Apr 17, 2021 by Li Jin, Nathan Baschez, and Yash Bagal

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Assessing Clubhouse’s Post-Pandemic Future

Also: Getty Images acquires Unsplash, LinkedIn’s new creator mode, the math behind MrBeast’s businesses, and more

0 Apr 10, 2021 by Li Jin, Nathan Baschez, and Yash Bagal

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How can Creators become successful Angel Investors?

Also: Spotify’s answer to Clubhouse, Cameo’s $1 billion valuation, Substack’s $650 million valuation, and more

0 Apr 3, 2021 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

Divinations

Human Speculation

BitClout is a new service that allows anyone to create a publicly-tradable token. Will it work? What effect could it have?

0 🔒 Apr 1, 2021 by Nathan Baschez

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Unpacking The David Dobrik Controversy

Also: OnlyFans is launching a creative fund for musicians, #BookTok is leading to a resurgence in book sales, and more

0 Mar 27, 2021 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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Introducing Glassy

Introducing our newest publication, Glassy! (A weekly study of technology through the lens of gender.)

0 Mar 24, 2021 by Nathan Baschez and Taylor Majewski

Means of Creation

Is Substack A Platform Or A Publisher?

Also: Clubhouse’s accelerator program, Twitter’s new monetization tools for Spaces, a platform that lets fans control creators’ lives, and more

0 🔒 Mar 18, 2021 by Li Jin, Nathan Baschez, and Turner Novak

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Will Twitter’s New ‘Super Follow’ Feature Work?

Also: Facebook’s take on short-form music creation, Charli D’Amelio’s distribution power, influencer marketing on Clubhouse, and more

0 🔒 Mar 6, 2021 by Nathan Baschez and Li Jin

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The Creator Whisperer

Ian Borthwick’s secrets of influencer marketing

0 🔒 Mar 4, 2021 by Nathan Baschez and Bryant Jefferson

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Can NFTs Be A New Monetisation Model For Creators?

Also: Dispo’s $200 million valuation, MrBeast sells 1 million burgers, Spotify’s latest announcements, and more

0 🔒 Feb 25, 2021 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

Divinations

Why I like Dispo

David Dobrik’s new photo-sharing app just might be a winner.

0 🔒 Feb 20, 2021 by Nathan Baschez

Means of Creation

LinkedIn Is Launching A Creator Program

Also: Mark Cuban’s plan to take on Clubhouse, Influencer unions, Triller’s latest content strategy, TikTok’s recipe-saving feature, and more

0 🔒 Feb 18, 2021 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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Allen Lau, Co-founder & CEO of Wattpad, on creative communities and new business models for creativity

Full transcript of our conversation with Allen

0 Feb 18, 2021 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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Snap’s Spotlight Program Led To a 22% Rise In DAUs

Also: Patreon’s push towards creator equity, SMS platforms for creators, podcast advertising consolidation, and more

0 🔒 Feb 11, 2021 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

Divinations

A Post-Mortem for Social Podcast Discovery

Three reasons why RSS still dominates in audio, but not text.

0 🔒 Feb 5, 2021 by Nathan Baschez

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Facebook Pushes Into Newsletters

YouTube revealed $30B in creator payouts and is incentivizing creators to use “Shorts”, an OnlyFans-like platform connecting foodies with chefs, and more

0 🔒 Feb 4, 2021 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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Twitter Acquires Revue

Also in this week’s roundup: Clubhouse’s $1b valuation, a16z’s new media property, Forbes’s new deal for writers, and Instagram’s plan to keep up with TikTok.

0 Jan 27, 2021 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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Snapchat’s Attempt to Mint Their Own Celebrities

News Roundup #16: Andrew Yang bringing hype houses to NYC, Apple launching a paid podcasts, the power law on OnlyFans, and more

0 Jan 19, 2021 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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What Trump’s Deplatforming Means for Creators

News Roundup #15: Solutions for creator burnout, Substack announces new features, Cameo reveals 2020 stats, and more

0 🔒 Jan 12, 2021 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez