Means of Creation

A talk show about the passion economy.

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

And understanding how psychology affects consumer behavior

5 Dec 3, 2020 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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News Roundup #12: YouTube Revamps Premieres & A New Player in Local Newsletters

Read to the end for a 9-year-old YouTube star who launched a Roblox world

12 🔒 Dec 8, 2020 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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Exploring Online Community Dynamics, with Nadia Eghbal

And what content creators can learn from open-source developers

2 Dec 10, 2020 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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Deconstructing Social Tech, with Chris Messina

And the product dynamics that drive social platforms

10 Dec 16, 2020 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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Side Hustle or Job Replacement? What Platforms Like Poshmark Are Really Providing

News Roundup #13: lottery meets YouTuber, Reddit’s Dubsmash acquisition, and a database with 20,000+ newsletters

14 🔒 Dec 16, 2020 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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Why Vice is Building an OnlyFans Community

News Roundup #14: Twitter acquires Breaker, Clubhouse announces a Creator Pilot Program, Substack’s SEO issues and more

10 🔒 Jan 6, 2021 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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Community Hangout with Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

Get your questions answered by your Means of Creation hosts

3 Jan 7, 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

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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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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.

15 Jan 27, 2021 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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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

10 🔒 Feb 11, 2021 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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Allen Lau, Co-founder & CEO of Wattpad, on creative communities and new business models for creativity

Full transcript of our conversation with Allen

1 Feb 18, 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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The Creator Whisperer

Ian Borthwick’s secrets of influencer marketing

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

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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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Will Square’s $297M Tidal Acquisition Change How Music Creators Are Paid?

Also: Top Clubhouse creators ‘unionise’, Soundcloud’s new fan-powered monetisation model, the creator economy’s LA exodus, and more

2 🔒 Mar 11, 2021 by Li Jin and Mario Gabriele

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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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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

18 Mar 27, 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

7 Apr 3, 2021 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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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

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

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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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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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Why Influencers Need a Watchdog

A mind-expanding conversation with Kat Tenbarge

2 May 3, 2021 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez