Your hardworking superstars gotta get paid.

After more than a year without getting real traction, I shut down my recurring crowdfunding platform and announced a social video app for influencers.

All that time I’ve been obsessed with two things:

  1. How superstars interact with their superfans; and
  2. How the platforms where they interact get those superstars paid.

In June, I hosted a panel at Vidcon called “New Business Models for Online Video.” I singled out Vine and Pinterest, declaring that both of them had done a terrible job of getting their superstars paid. Vine was still a month away from announcing an ad revenue sharing program for their stars. …


Brian Alvey

I build software that makes creative people more powerful. These days, that means a video talk show app called @Clipisode.

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