Crowdfunding's Patreon Takes Aim At YouTube's Business Model

Writing for the Huffington Post, Noah J. Nelson interviews Jack Conte:

"I can't see any possible future where there isn't a media site that isn't paired with crowdfunding," Jack Conte tells me. We'd been talking for a half-hour about how the current way artists make a living online sucks.

"How can you have a site where there are millions of people enjoying content from millions of creators and there's no direct monetary interaction between those people?" Conte has his eyes on YouTube here. "That future does not exist. It's impossible."