The Joe Budden Network has announced the move to Patreon where fans can now subscribe to premium content including bonus episodes of the Joe Budden Podcast every month. In addition, there will be new content franchises and more.
Joe Budden will also serve as Patreon’s Head of Creator Equity, working alongside the company to fight for industry-wide change to alter the system for creators. The announcement continues to highlight Patreon’s commitment to enhancing a robust creative economy where creators get the biggest stake in their products.
“Joe understands the discrepancy between what creators are worth and what they are paid,” said Jack Conte, Patreon CEO and co-founder. “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.”
“I’ve seen firsthand that exploitation is everywhere in this industry – it’s become the status quo, and I’m tired of it,” said Budden. “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.”
The Joe Budden network will have access to a variety of benefits across three membership levels Homies ($5.00/month), Family ($10.00/month), and Friend of the Show ($25.00/month). In addition to exclusive episodes, it 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.
Starting today, fans can visit Patreon.com/joebudden to subscribe.