Means of Creation

A talk show about the passion economy.

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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.

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

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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

Nov 5, 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

Jan 6, 2021 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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Passion Economy News: TikTok Deal, Creator Debt Financing, OnlyFans Disruption, Artist Monetization, and More

Plus, find new Substacks, a16z on the Passion Economy, and how to grow your podcast

Sep 22, 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

1 Dec 16, 2020 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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How To Use ‘Good Jobs’ To Create A Great Company, with Dan Teran

And the future of worker classification

Oct 7, 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?

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

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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

Feb 25, 2021 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

Mar 22, 2022 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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Why Influencers Need a Watchdog

A mind-expanding conversation with Kat Tenbarge

1 May 3, 2021 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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How Crypto Projects Like Loot are Rewriting the Playbook for Building Communities

Mirror’s Patrick Rivera on the convergence of crypto and the creator economy

Sep 14, 2021 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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Inside the Longform Content Game at Twitter

“There’s a massive appetite for content that goes beyond 280“ - Head of Longform Content Nick Sallon

1 Jul 20, 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

Feb 18, 2021 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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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

Aug 27, 2020 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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Inside Spotify’s Vision for Audio Creators

“We want people to live off their art” - Chief R&D Officer Gustav Söderström

Jun 30, 2021 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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Playing Games to Earn a Living in the Metaverse

“As a player, you actually earn 2-3x more than an entry-level job” - Gabby Dizon, co-founder of Yield Guild Games

2 Jul 26, 2021 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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Building Profitable Online Businesses, with Courtland Allen

And how software relates to the Passion Economy

Nov 18, 2020 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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Understanding How Internet Culture Works, with Taylor Lorenz

And what it means to be a journalist in 2020

Oct 20, 2020 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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Making Websites Super Easy To Build, with Joseph Cohen

The founder of Universe joins us to discuss how to democratize website creation

Sep 23, 2020 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

Nov 10, 2020 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

Apr 3, 2021 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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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

Sep 29, 2020 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?

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

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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

Aug 20, 2020 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

Jan 19, 2021 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez