Despite still being invite-only, drop-in audio platform Clubhouse has announced its first creator accelerator program – Clubhouse Creator First.
In January, we wrote about Clubhouse’s plans to support its creator community by building features that will help creators get paid directly through tipping, tickets, or subscriptions.
Two months later, CEO Paul Davison has announced the app’s first creator accelerator program “designed to help aspiring creators on Clubhouse host amazing conversations, build their audience, and monetize.”
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Please don’t get too excited, though, as Clubhouse Creator First will only accept 20 creators in its first round. If you’re really active on the app and have a great following, you might still want to apply because… you never know, right?
Applications close on March 31. You can apply here.
Clubhouse has had a lot of success since its launch almost 1 year ago (March 17, 2020), with user growth through the roof despite being invite-only and only on iOS. An Android app is in the works, but we don’t know when that will launch. When it does, though, we can only assume that growth will explode.
Today’s Town Hall Updates:
We are launching our first creator accelerator program, Clubhouse Creator First. We are looking to support and equip 20 creators w/ resources they need to bring their ideas and creativity to life. Details and application here: https://t.co/kmKjQvoUBK
— Clubhouse (@joinClubhouse) March 14, 2021
The team behind the app will have to move fast, though, because Facebook and Twitter are hot on their heels. Twitter has already launched a similar service called Spaces (on iOS and Android); according to reports, it will expand to all users within the next month.
Although there are no concrete indications (apart from rumors) that Facebook is building a Clubhouse competitor, we know it’s coming.
In addition to its Creator First program, Clubhouse also announced several new features:
- Link sharing – users can now share a link to their profile or club.
- Language filtering – the app will now filter out rooms in languages you don’t tend to join.
- Invite via phone # – users can now invite others with their phone number – if they’re not in your contacts.
- Nominations from clubs (not users) – when users invite someone to join their club, the nomination badge will name the club.
- Trust and safety – new tools to detect abuse on the platform.