Patreon listens, won't be implementing controversial fee changes

Patreon is defending a new payment structure that critics say hurts smaller artists. The change, which goes into effect on December 18th, adds a processing fee to each individual patron pledge, instead of taking the cut out of creators’ total earnings. Because this fee includes a flat 35-cent charge on top of a percentage, it disproportionately affects people making small pledges, or pledging to multiple artists. Artists have complained that they’re losing patrons after the announcement — but Patreon says it’s an inevitable consequence of some other changes to the platform. Patreon initially said that this fee made artists’ earnings more predictable, because they’d only have to worry about a single 5 percent cut taken by Patreon. In an... Continue reading…

Patreon listens, won't be implementing controversial fee changes

Patreon last week announced a controversial change to its service fee structure. Scheduled to go live on December 18, the revamped structure would have resulted in creators taking home a larger ...

Wed 13 Dec 17 from Techspot

Patreon nixes controversial fee increase amid backlash

Patreon CEO Jack Conte announced today that the modern-day patronage system will not be implementing the controversial fee changes that it announced last week. While the service will ...

Wed 13 Dec 17 from Engadget

Why content crowdfunder Patreon is halting its hated fee change

 Overhauling the creative economy turns out to be quite tricky. Following massive backlash, Patreon is at least temporarily pausing its plan to change its payment processing fee stucture ...

Wed 13 Dec 17 from TechCrunch

Patreon defends new pricing after user uproar

Patreon is defending a new payment structure that critics say hurts smaller artists. The change, which goes into effect on December 18th, adds a processing fee to each individual ...

Fri 8 Dec 17 from The Verge

Patreon’s fee change punishes supporters who make small pledges

This week, the popular patronage system Patreon made an announcement that has shaken its user base to the core: It's implementing a fee change that will gut the current pledge ...

Fri 8 Dec 17 from Engadget

Patreon's updated service fee could do more harm than good

Patreon, a platform that makes it easy for people to financially support the artists and creators they love, is making a controversial change to its service fee structure.

Thu 7 Dec 17 from Techspot

Patreon is shifting processing fees from creators to supporters

On December 18th, Patreon will be changing how it handles service fees. Currently, Patreon takes five percent of whatever creators make on the site but because of various processing ...

Thu 7 Dec 17 from Engadget

Patreon’s new service fee spurs concern that creators will lose patrons

 Patreon announced a new service fee policy that it says will help creators keep more money, but many are worried because they believe it will instead discourage their patrons from pledging. ...

Thu 7 Dec 17 from TechCrunch

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