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Patreon ups its revenue cut, but grandfathers in old creators

Josh Constine
Patreon ups its revenue cut, but grandfathers in old creators

Patreon couldn't survive charging all creators just a 5 percent rake on the monthly subscriptions they earn from fans while building commerce tools like CRMs and merchandise to try to stay ahead of Twitch, YouTube and Google. All of Patreon's extra features will now be in the Pro plan, with an 8 percent rate, but with existing creators grandfathered in at 5 percent. If you want the lower grandfathered rates, you'll need to join Patreon in the next few weeks before the new rates go into effect in early May.