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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.

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

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Understanding How Internet Culture Works, with Taylor Lorenz

And what it means to be a journalist in 2020

8 Oct 20, 2020 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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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

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

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DeFi Explained

Nat Eliason helps us understand Decentralized Finance from first principles

8 Jan 25, 2022 by Li Jin and 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

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

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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

8 Apr 3, 2021 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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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

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

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Apple is Holding Back the Creator Economy

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

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

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Facebook’s Foray into Audio

Why are they doing it? And will it work?

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

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Passion Economy News: Casey Newton goes Indie, SignalFire’s Creator Economy Market Map, Newsletter Curation, and More

Plus, using Twitch for journalism, Bella Poarch, and the implications of Penske’s control over Hollywood publications

6 Sep 29, 2020 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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Sahil Lavingia wants creators to get interest on their interests

Welcome to Means of Creation!Every Friday, Li and Nathan interview a guest in the passion economy — founders, creators and operators who are

6 Aug 20, 2020 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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All Things Technology, Film, and Media, with Eugene Wei

And understanding how psychology affects consumer behavior

6 Dec 3, 2020 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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Means of Creation Community Hangout with Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

A special episode with your Means of Creation hosts

6 Nov 12, 2020 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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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

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

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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

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

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Is Crypto *Actually* Destroying the Planet?

“Quantify the impact, reduce it as much as possible, and offset the rest” says Joseph Pallant - founder of the Blockchain for Climate Foundation

5 Feb 15, 2022 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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News Roundup #8: Could the Trump bump turn into a Trump slump?

Read to the end for live streaming insights for music creators

5 🔒 Nov 10, 2020 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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Lessons From Becoming a Top 0.03% OnlyFans Creator, with Aella

And how the best of OnlyFans can be applied to other platforms

5 Nov 5, 2020 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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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?

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

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The Art of Unbundling, with Greg Isenberg

The Consumer Social innovator on how audiences become communities — and how you should monetize them

4 🔒 Aug 27, 2020 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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DAOs Explained

Coordinape co-founder Tracheopteryx on how DAOs function, and what they entail for the future of work

4 Mar 22, 2022 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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News Roundup #11: China Restricts Live Streaming & Spotify Testing Stories

Welcome to Issue #11 of the Means of Creation weekly news roundup where we break down the latest news on the passion economy, including the

4 🔒 Dec 1, 2020 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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Packy McCormick on Web3 (how he got sucked in)

Packy McCormick, author of Not Boring, one of the most widely-read analysts in tech. His newsletter now has more than 75k subscribers and he

4 Sep 28, 2021 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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Identifying The Next Generation of Celebrities, with Blake Robbins

And why David Dobrik may have a bigger impact than David Letterman

4 Sep 16, 2020 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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The Rise of Fashion NFTs

Dani Loftus on disrupting the trillion dollar global fashion industry

3 Mar 15, 2022 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez