Patreon says more creators are signing up for accounts than usual
Patreon says the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have reached its platform. In a blog post today, the company said more than 30,000 creators signed up for an account in the first few weeks of March. These creators are likely independent artists who have been particularly impacted by government restrictions of large gatherings, as well as restaurant and business closings.
The company also says the average new patron growth across the US, UK, Canada, Germany, Australia, and Italy is up 36.2 percent compared to February, which could suggest that people are seeking out ways to support their favorite creators. The report doesn’t give any concrete numbers about the number of patrons that have signed up in the past few weeks and instead only…