Welcome! I'm Simon Owens and this is my media newsletter. You can subscribe by clicking on this handy little button: Out of all the tech platforms out there, Patreon has one of my favorite founding stories. It was 2013 and Jack Conte was fed up with YouTube’s advertising program. He and his wife Nataly Dawn had formed the band Pomplamoose five years earlier, and even though their videos were generating north of a million views a month, their YouTube partnership payouts were paltry. In a
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