Means of Creation

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Legitimacy Lost

How Creator Platforms Are Eroding Their Most Important Resource

53 Oct 14, 2021 by Li Jin and Katie Parrott

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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

3 Sep 28, 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

1 Sep 14, 2021 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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Understanding The Culture and Commerce Driving NFTs

"I like the idea of culture being more valuable and more people being able to profit from their taste" - Kyle Chayka

1 Aug 31, 2021 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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Could the creator economy work for fiction authors?

Let's face it: 'writer' has never been considered a viable career goal. And it may be harder to make money as a writer now than it has ever been before.

10 Aug 20, 2021 by Elle Griffin

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Building a Driver-Owned Alternative to Uber and Lyft

Jason Prado, Head of Product at the Drivers Cooperative, is bridging the gap between labor and capital

1 Aug 17, 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

1 Jul 26, 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

2 Jul 20, 2021 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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Jarrod Dicker Is Thinking A Lot About ‘Web 2.5’

The TCG partner on the most interesting investment opportunities in crypto right now

1 Jul 8, 2021

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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

2 Jun 30, 2021 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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The Creator MBA

Creators are businesses. Over time, they will start to act like it.

2 🔒 Jun 16, 2021 by Li Jin, Nathan Baschez, and Yash Bagal

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The Creator Economy Just Went Mainstream. Why?

Journalist Alex Kantrowitz on Big Tech’s shifting attitude towards creators

2 Jun 7, 2021 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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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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Why Influencers Need a Watchdog

A mind-expanding conversation with Kat Tenbarge

2 May 3, 2021 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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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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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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Assessing Clubhouse’s Post-Pandemic Future

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

24 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

8 Apr 3, 2021 by Li Jin and 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

18 Mar 27, 2021 by Li Jin and Nathan Baschez

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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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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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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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The Creator Whisperer

Ian Borthwick’s secrets of influencer marketing

11 🔒 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

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