Pomplamoose on the Business of Being Full Time Musicians

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Nataly Dawn and Jack Conte of Pomplamoose talk about starting their career more than a decade ago by posting viral music videos to YouTube, going on to co-found Patreon and its importance to creators in the music industry

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Nataly Dawn and Jack Conte of Pomplamoose talk about starting their career more than a decade ago by posting viral music videos to YouTube, going on to co-found Patreon and its importance to creators in the music industry, and Nataly talks about recording her new solo record after getting a skin cancer diagnosis.  

“Pomplamoose gets 5-6 million views a month on YouTube and when we were just relying on the ad revenue from that in 2012, 2011, we were making maybe $1,000 a month in ad revenue and I just felt like that is not indicative of the connection and the energy and the community that is out there. We’re not being paid fairly for our contribution and for the work that we are doing,” Conte says. “The really nice thing about Patreon is even with a couple thousand fans, we only have [about] 2,500 Patrons but we’re making $15,000 a month through Patreon.”  

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