Jack Conte: Unbreaking Content Monetization: Why Ad Revenue Sucks at Making Creators Money

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 5:15pm - 7:00pm
CCRMA Classroom
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YouTubers are getting rich from ad revenue, right? Jack Conte's video catalog gets a million hits per month, and that generates less than $50 of ad revenue to help him pay the bills.  As an independent musician (and the balder, less attractive half of indie duo Pomplamoose), Jack will be telling us about his robotic music video projects, the currently broken content monetization systems, and the emergence of the Creative Middle Class.  If you don't like art (or puppies, or candy... just saying....) then come to learn about Jack's recent startup, Patreon, and its mission to make small business creativity a sustainable endeavor.


Jack Conte is a musician, filmmaker, half of Pomplamoose, and founder of Patreon, a sustainable crowdfunding site dedicated to helping content creators make a living. Patreon recently raised $2.1 million in August from a series of venture capital firms and angels, and they're currently growing a team of engineers and product developers. As a musician and filmmaker, Jack's catalog of videos on YouTube has amassed over 100 million views. He spends half his days in a converted dog kennel that now acts as a recording studio in Sonoma County and the other half at the Patreon Command Center, Patreon's Noe Valley office. He also loves working with robots.

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