It was such an honour to moderate “Unleashing the Creator Economy” at 4YFN 2022. We discussed the possibilities that new platforms have been opening up for independent creators and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
Our expert guests were:
- Ronny Krieger, General Manager Europe at Patreon
- Ben Costantini, Founder and CEO at Sesamers
- Rachel K Collier, Electronic Producer and Performer
- Anthony Pakrosnis, Director of Partnerships for Northern Europe at Twitch
Thanks so much to the team at 4YFN for the opportunity to host this great discussion, and to co-host the Banco Sabadell and Agora stages over the four days of this exciting event!
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Patreon is the best place for creators to build memberships by providing exclusive access to their work and a deeper connection with their communities. Hundreds of thousands of video creators, podcasters, musicians, writers, game developers, and more are achieving creative and financial freedom doing what they love on Patreon, powered directly by fans who love what they do. Our endgame? A new creative economy that puts the power back in creators’ hands.
About Rachel K Collier
One-woman electronic production machine and die-hard Ableton enthusiast, Rachel K Collier is known for using a multi-instrument technical setup to enable her to perform her song-focused, high-energy studio productions in a live setting.
Performing on stage together with live percussionists and interactive visuals, Collier has built and refined her live show, gaining recognition in the UK completing a nine-date debut Tour in 2018 and playing for BBC Introducing at SXSW, Amsterdam Dance Event and Radio 1 Biggest Weekend.
Her unique performance style has also attracted support and attention from leading tech brands, including Ableton, Arturia, Korg,Teenage Engineering and Yamaha.
With her debut single “Record of the Week” on BBC Radio 1Xtra, Collier released her first self-produced EP “Words You Never Heard” in October 2015 on UK underground electronic label Love & Other, followed up by a series of singles, each showing her talents as a stand-out electronic solo artist, writer and producer.
Collier’s debut self-produced Album was released in 2019.
Launched in 2011, Twitch is a one-of-a-kind collision of subcultures, games, communities, and streamers co-creating content around everything they’re into. This is more than just watching; this is multiplayer entertainment — unique, live, unpredictable, never-to-be-repeated experiences created by the interactions of many. Twitch brings the joy of co-op to everything gamers love, from anime marathons to esports competitions and more.