CREATOR ECONOMY NEWSLETTER


The Great Resignation persists as people continue to demand better compensation and working conditions from their jobs. Workers at massive companies like Amazon, Apple, and Starbucks are pushing to unionize for more benefits and protections after the devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A Pew Research Center survey found that one of the top reasons that Americans are quitting is low pay. The survey reported that 56% of people who quit their jobs and found new positions are now making more money. However, it can be hard to know whether you’re being paid adequately or not, as talking about salaries is often seen as taboo.

Enter Salary Transparency Street, a TikTok account run by Hannah Williams which aims to provide candid discussions about wages across industries. Passionfruit contributor Steven Asarch spoke with Williams about her project and how she gets people on the street to open up about how much they make.


TOKWATCH

Salary Transparency Street is demystifying wages on TikTok

“A lot of people now are tired of corporate taking advantage of us.”

By Steven Asarch, Passionfruit Contributor

Salary Transparency Street

FROM THE INSIDE

Mayk CEO Stefán Heinrich Henriquez wants music making to be easier for creators

“I wanted no technical barrier, high self-expression.”

By Grace Stanley, Passionfruit Reporter


TIPS AND TRICKS

Model and style icon Challan shares the good and the bad of blowing up on TikTok

It’s a lot to take in as one individual.”

By Grace Stanley, Passionfruit Reporter


IN THE BIZ

  • Podcast hosting platform Megaphone experienced an 8-hour outage between Monday night and Tuesday morning after its parent company, Spotify, failed to renew its security certificate. (via The Verge)
  • TikTok is testing “Clear Mode” on its app, which would allow users to scroll through videos without distractions like captions or buttons. (via TechCrunch)
  • Bobbi Brown’s new makeup line Jones Road has been all over TikTok lately. Its viral foundation has presented an opportunity for some buyers to cash in on their videos using Bounty, an app that allows consumers to monetize their reviews. (via Fast Company)
  • Instagram and Facebook Reels are rolling out new features that aim to help in the creation, editing, and discoverability of creators’ Reels.

TIKTOK MADE ME DO IT

Buying this mask-proof lipstick ASAP!