Joe Budden has launched his Joe Budden Network on the subscription service Patreon. Offering a range of bonus content and perks to subscribers on three different tiers. Joe, who pulled his hit podcast from Spotify over claims that the streaming platform was “pillaging” his audience, is now also joining Patreon as Head of Creator Equity.
“This partnership with Patreon marks a new era for the creative economy: one where independence comes first and creators get paid – something that shouldn’t be revolutionary,” Joe Budden told MusicBusinessWorldwide.
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The Joe Budden Network on Patreon will feature exclusive content including bonus episodes of The Joe Budden Podcast every month. In addition to exclusive episodes, will also feature “brand new content franchises”, behind-the-scenes content, a members-only Discord, and priority notice when Joe goes back on the road. Three membership tiers are available on Patreon. Including ‘Homies’ at $5 a month, ‘Family’ for $10 per month, and ‘Friend of the Show’ for a monthly subscription of $25.
But that doesn’t mean the popular Joe Budden Podcast won’t be available for non-subscribers. Budden had to clear up some confusion when a fan tweeted, “Damn I gotta buy patreon for @JoeBudden now?!?!”. Check Joe’s reply:
No you don’t, our regular release schedule remains exactly the same. This is additional content.. an additional arm, title and chair. Salute. https://t.co/VJf8kimJdG
— Joe Budden (@JoeBudden) February 3, 2021
Launched in 2013, by YouTube musician Jack Conte, Patreon claims that 200,000 creators are now supported by more than 6m patrons, and that creators using its platform have earned over $2 billion.