By Jay Rich
Hip-HopVibe.com Staff Writer
For some time, Joe Budden has had his self-titled podcast, which has become a tremendous success. Over the past few years, it has grown into the standard-bearer of hip hop podcasts. This led to many opportunities for Joe Budden.
Five years ago, Joe Budden began really making noise, with his podcast. Two years later, Joe Budden entered a partnership with Spotify. This has now led to another business venture.
Earlier today, the Joe Budden Network was announced. This is a joint venture between Joe Budden and Patreon. Along with the launch of this partnership, Joe Budden will also serve as the Head of Creator Equity.
Read the statements below:
Jack Conte, Patreon CEO and co-founder shared:
“Joe understands the discrepancy between what creators are worth and what they are paid. From music to podcasts, Joe has found himself reaching millions of people and getting a tiny fraction of the value he has created. That’s exactly the problem that Patreon set out to solve — and Joe wants to help. We’re excited to start working with him and figuring out even more ways to close the gap between the value that creators bring into the world and what they’re actually paid.”
While Joe Budden noted:
“I’ve seen firsthand that exploitation is everywhere in this industry – it’s become the status quo, and I’m tired of it. I’m tired of constantly fighting for independence and I’m tired of proving my value over and over again. 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. Creators should get the biggest stake in their art and the system isn’t ready to do that, so we’re going to change the system. This is the new blueprint and we are the first.”
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