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  • ⌛How To Survive a Decade in the Gamer Game

    ⌛How To Survive a Decade in the Gamer Game

    CREATOR ECONOMY NEWSLETTER Issue #128 | April 25, 2023 When you’re a streamer, having a long-lasting career is a big question mark. The creator “economy” and gaming industry are too new for us to know what it really takes to keep creating for 20, 30, or 40 years. Seismic platform shifts on Twitch and YouTube…

  • 🌿 WeedTubers Unite

    🌿 WeedTubers Unite

    CREATOR ECONOMY NEWSLETTER Issue #127 | April 20, 2023 Happy 4/20 y’all. Blaze it. 🔥 Cannabis has become much more acceptable today than in years past, with the United Nations estimating over 209 million people smoke grass. But while smoke shops and dispensaries open in legal states around the country at a record rate, the…

  • 🤖 How Is Patreon Tackling AI? Vaguely

    🤖 How Is Patreon Tackling AI? Vaguely

    CREATOR ECONOMY NEWSLETTER Issue #125 | April 13, 2023 In the past few months, the online art community has been divided over the incorporation of AI into online projects. Some creators are criticizing it, some are acclaiming it, and many are struggling to understand how copyright law will apply to their new AI-assisted creations. Creator…

  • 🥊 Indie Writers Speak Out Against Censorship on Twitter

    🥊 Indie Writers Speak Out Against Censorship on Twitter

    CREATOR ECONOMY NEWSLETTER Issue #124 | April 11, 2023 We just can’t seem to catch a break with Twitter this month. Changing its logo to a Doge icon and then announcing (and seemingly backpedaling) the removal of legacy verified accounts was just the beginning for Elon Musk’s April. This week, creators discovered their Substack-related content…

  • 👾 Streamers Rally Against Twitch Sponsorship Experiments

    👾 Streamers Rally Against Twitch Sponsorship Experiments

    CREATOR ECONOMY NEWSLETTER Issue #123 | April 6, 2023 Since its 2011 launch, Twitch has become one of the most lucrative platforms in the creator economy. Its top creators out-earn TikTokers, raking in millions of dollars in subscription money and sponsorship deals.  However, in October, Twitch caught fire for updating its premium revenue share policy,…

  • 🐕 Twitter’s Dogecoin Drama

    🐕 Twitter’s Dogecoin Drama

    CREATOR ECONOMY NEWSLETTER Issue #122 | April 4, 2023 Oh boy, there was a lot of Twitter drama this week. Although Twitter announced it would revoke legacy verification status for its users beginning April 1, it appears only a few accounts have been removed, aside from accounts like the New York Times. It seems legacy…

  • 🤬 Adin Ross Is Defacto King of Teenage Edgelords

    🤬 Adin Ross Is Defacto King of Teenage Edgelords

    CREATOR ECONOMY NEWSLETTER Issue #121 | March 30, 2023 Being controversial online has always been a lucrative way to brand yourself, and Adin Ross is taking it to a new level.  As reporter Steven Asarch shares this week, in early March, Ross was banned from Twitch for what the platform called “unmoderated hateful conduct.” His…

  • ⚖️ TikTok’s Chaotic Congressional Hearing

    ⚖️ TikTok’s Chaotic Congressional Hearing

    CREATOR ECONOMY NEWSLETTER Issue #120 | March 28, 2023 The fallout from Thursday’s congressional hearing with TikTok CEO Shou Chew has been chaotic to say the least. Creators rallied outside the U.S. Capitol to throw their support behind the platform, sharing how their lives and businesses would be impacted by a potential ban. Some even…

  • ♫ SXSW Music, TikTok Updates, and More

    ♫ SXSW Music, TikTok Updates, and More

    CREATOR ECONOMY NEWSLETTER Issue #119 | March 23, 2023 Today, as Congress and President Joe Biden are considering a potential ban on TikTok, TikTok’s CEO Shou Chew testified in favor of the app’s safety and security, proposing a plan called “Project Texas” designed to protect U.S. data. The congressional hearing focused on politicians’ concerns regarding…

  • 🏛️ TikTok’s Looming Congressional Battle

    🏛️ TikTok’s Looming Congressional Battle

    CREATOR ECONOMY NEWSLETTER Issue #118 | March 21, 2023 This Thursday, TikTok’s CEO will be testifying in front of Congress amid a battle with the U.S. government over the platform’s privacy and security. Meanwhile, TikTokers are debating the future of a potential ban, and some are even being sent by TikTok to Washington D.C. to…