Jun 3, 2018
Patreon is an incredible tool for helping musicians and creators
to get paid. However, as a new patron, it's very easy to miss out
on all of the cool features Patreon has to offer. Andrew McKee and
I try to break down those features to share with you how you can
get the most out of your patronage.
Let's Get Started
This is The Celtfather. My name is Marc Gunn. I'm here with The
Irish Bard, Andrew McKee. Today, we're gonna give you a Patreon
Primer, to help you better understand how to get the most out of
I've been using Patreon since 2014. However, it really wasn't
until I started the account for the Brobdingnagian Bards that I
really realized that a podcast like this would be super useful.
I have a lot of friends on Patreon. And Andrew is planning his
own Patreon. I thought we'd talk about some of the awesome things
you can enjoy and how best to do that.
- Sign up for different levels.
Each offers progressively more access to our creations.
- Why you should Download the Patreon App
This is the easiest way to interact with the community. It's not
superbly sophisticated, but you can comment and reply to comments.
You can ask questions, and get answers.You can also listen to
podcast episodes directly from the app, either downloading or
streaming the episode directly in the app. It saves your space. You
can fast forward in 15 second increments or you can drag the slider
to different points in the podcast.
- How to subscribe to the Patreon Feed
If you have a preferred podcatcher, you are also given a personal
podcast feed that you can insert directly into your podcatcher.
That's how I prefer to listen.
- How to Download Music to your computer
Now if there are albums or singles you want in a blog post, you'll
probably need to use your desktop computer. You can listen directly
in the app, but it's kind of annoying. I would prefer to download
them and put them directly into my iTunes.
- Searching in the App
Patreon doesn't currently offer a great search feature directly in
the app or on the desktop version.That said, Patreons best option
is the tag feature. We try to tag every post that we make with
simple, easy-to-figure out tags.ie. "bootlegs" are our live
concerts. "A Brobdingnagian Minute" will load all of those podcast
episodes. "MP3" is the free mp3s that we share. "vlogs" are video
blogs.Go to the Posts page on the desktop. You'll see tags on the
lefthand side. Just click one and get the desired content. If
there's a better way, let me know.
- How to Interact with the Community
Here are some great Patreons you can support
Did we miss anything? Is there something you like about it or
that you think would make Patreon better? Post in the comments.