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Flattr to reveal secret to unprohibited creativity in Austin


By Ayesha Salim, Content Lead

March 7, 2018 | 3 min read

The relationship between creators and their fans can become more meaningful and enriched – if they give back to each other. At least this is what Sweden-based microdonation provider, Flattr is hoping to achieve at an exclusive party in Austin this year.

Flattr yourself @The Drum’s Speakeasy

Flattr yourself @The Drum’s Speakeasy

Flattr believes that the current financial mechanisms of the internet are unfair and wants to instil the belief that every single individual has the power to contribute with a small contribution to produce a fairer and more sustainable internet.

The party, to be held on Tuesday March 13, will be hosted by Flattr at The Drum Speakeasy and will celebrate writers, musicians, storytellers and videographers – and the power of collaboration between creators and their fans.

In an age where consumers are increasingly taking back control over their online experiences by installing adblockers, the debate over whether creators should demand payment for their content has never been more prevalent. According to eMarketer, three in 10 internet users will be installing adblockers by the end of this year.

“Every time a Flattr user enjoys your content, you receive a small amount from them. For you as a creator this means you can spend more time creating and less time worrying about making extra content for higher donations,” said Linus Olsson, co-founder and product manager at Flattr. “Let your audience reward you, every time they visit your site.”

The event, Flattr Yourself, will take place on Tuesday March 13 in Austin. Join us to see a secret performance, and have a 'Flattr yourself' burnt orange cocktail to heighten your creative imagination.

Reserve your place here to receive the password for your exclusive invite.

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