Why Stem?

Being creative and collaborating with people isn’t difficult, yet making a living as a musician tends to be very complicated. I’ve been playing bass and working in the music industry since high school, consistently frustrated by the absence of options to collectively distribute and manage music online.

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Content ID 101: A Creator’s Guide to Making Money on YouTube

Content ID is YouTube’s fingerprinting system that allows creators to easily identify and manage their content. With it, you can upload reference files so that user uploads containing your content can be monetized. In past posts, we’ve discussed YouTube Content ID and how it can help creators not only monetize their content, but also get their music on the Billboard Charts and Sirius XM Radio. However, very little creators (and teams, for that matter) fully understand the inner workings of Content ID, and just how many revenue and data streams exist for their music and videos.

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Sounds 001

It’s been an exciting couple of weeks here at Stem. We are proud of have launched our integrations with Apple Music, SoundCloud and Spotify.

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“Why I’m Doing This,” by Milana Rabkin, Co-Founder & CEO of Stem

When I told my very Russian immigrant parents that I wanted to go to film school, they told me that it sounded like a good hobby, but not a viable career option. I couldn’t accept that, so I had to con them into letting me leave Michigan to attend UCLA “just for the summer film program,” when really I had already applied to transfer for the fall. Something you should know about me: when someone says “No,” I hear, “try harder.”

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