After years of unbundling, we see creators joining into collectives or coming back to publishers as contributors. What´s next for the creator economy? Thoughts and a modest proposal.
A story about business, customer understanding and vision, more than technology. An impressive case study of publishing business transformation.
Video might have killed the radio star, but the spoken word is alive and thrives. A (re) discovery path between technology and fresh ideas.
In Germany, 2020 has been the year of the podcasting boom: what will be 2021 like? A year in review and some predictions.
What is a publishing startup? The definition is loose, therefore abused. In the business world that coined the…
As the “passion economy” paradigm is challenging the “platform economy” (i.e. the domain of demand/offer orchestrators, global marketplaces, and social networks), so its extension to the world of learning is democratising the teaching and learning experience: it allows to offer much more than what MOOCs cover, both in terms of topics and of experience.
A record number of artists, musicians and creatives joined Patreon to compensate the revenues lost during the pandemic, asking their fans to subscribe to them and pay a monthly fee. After all, if you get Netflix and Amazon by subscription, why not your favourite band? A journey into Patreon and its business model.
Reporters left newsrooms to create their own newsletters. Now, their are joining peers to create newsletters bundles: are they recreating the newsrooms?
Is there a future beyond the platform economy? Yes, and it has a name: welcome to the passion economy.
Patreon is the original champion of a new ecosystem that has been popularised in the late 2019 by Jin Li, a former investor at Andreessen Horowitz, and Adam Davidson, an American journalist working at the National Public Radio, under the charming name of “Passion Economy”. In this ecosystem, passionate individuals and knowledge professionals can make money out of their talents and turn passions in a livelihood by developing a direct relationship with their audience and customers.