Professional creativity has finally gone mainstream. There is no better time in history to be a creator than today, with a new abundance of options to get paid like NFTs, Super Follows, virtual chats, tipping, live streams and more. Creators are experiencing more success than ever before, and becoming household names all on their own. Jack Conte - co-founder of Patreon, YouTuber and touring musician - calls this the Second Renaissance of Creativity: where the barrier to entry of creation is low and people are consuming more content than ever before. This presentation will discuss all of the ways in which the creator economy is thriving, moving past the “struggling artist” stereotype, and where the creator economy will go from here.
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