Do I Still Have to Upload to My YouTube Channel Directly?

Yes. We only submit assets to YouTube's ContentID system, so it is still up to the user to post any content that they would like public on their channel.

If you select Art Tracks in Stem, those will post automatically to YouTube.

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Where Does Streaming Revenue Come From?

The revenue generated by the platforms comes from advertising & subscription fees. When someone pays for a premium account on a platform, or an advertiser pays to run an ad, the platform takes a percentage of the fee and passes along the rest to rightsholders.

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If I Choose to Monetize SoundCloud, Will Ads Play Before My Music Does?

By choosing the monetize a song on SoundCloud, you are enabling ads to run on your content. You will collect earnings from both ad-supported & subscription streams.

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Does Stem Help Me Make Money From SoundCloud Streams?

Yes! Stem is able to collect earnings generated from ad-supported and subscription streaming on SoundCloud.

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How Does Stem Pay Me?

Stem is able to remit payments via ACH or Paypal.

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Can You Pitch My Content for Editorial Placement on Streaming Platforms?

Yes, we want you to get as many streams and listeners as possible, but we can't guarantee placement.

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Why Should I Use Stem With YouTube?

We have a direct deal with YouTube and make it easy to collect revenue from asset types such as web videos, music videos, sound recordings, compositions and art tracks, and share the earnings with your collaborators.

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Does Stem Collect Money Generated by the Views on My Own YouTube Videos?

Yes! With ContentID, you are not only able to monetize user-uploaded content using your intellectual property, but the content on your own YouTube channel.

Stem also collects earnings from views/streams on Art Tracks that you set up via our platform.

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How Long Does It Take for My Content to Post to YouTube?

On YouTube, we deliver Art Tracks as well as to Content ID. Art Tracks will post after hitting submit. In Content ID, assets are created after hitting submit, but it is still up to you to post any content directly to your YouTube Channel.

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When Can I Expect to Receive My Payout From Stem?

Stem Payouts are on the 15th of each month as long as you have entered in your payment information, and your Stem account meets the minimum threshold of 50 USD.

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