What We Look For in a Stem User

We take our job of getting your music out into the world & making sure you get paid seriously; we want to help artists build and further their careers by creating a new standard in back-office tools for managing your business independently.

In order to create the best experience possible for our users, we don’t accept everyone on Stem. Here is what we look for in a user.

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Five Tips Artists Should Read Before Working with a Publicist

Public Relations always lands high on the list of needs for many artists.  Publicity is a realm that helps amplify a creator’s voice and increase awareness about his or her art through a strategic set of skills. Stem synced with Lauren Camp of On Record PR for her 5 tips to consider prior to working with a publicist.

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Music Strategy on Twitch: Maximizing the Value of Music in Video Games

From Drake pairing up with gaming personality Tyler “Ninja” Blevins for epic games of Fortnite, to Universal Music launching an official “Gaming Hip-Hop Playlist” with e-sports organization Luminosity, to Grand Theft Auto licensing hundreds of tracks across hip-hop, rock, pop, country and reggae over the last 15 years for its in-game radio stations, music’s role in video games and in the wider gaming community has a rich and valuable history. It makes perfect sense that Twitch, one of the leading video game live-streaming platforms in the world, is increasingly investing in its in-house music strategy.

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Stem Users Can Now Easily Distribute Cover Songs at No Up-Front Cost

We are thrilled to announce our new integration with Loudr, which will allow Stem users to easily upload and distribute cover songs through our platform. From now on, Stem users can obtain mechanical licenses directly through Stem's web dashboard. No need to get these licenses elsewhere, anymore.

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How to Distribute Your Music

Music distribution can be tricky to navigate. Choosing the right distributor can mean things like optimizing metadata and streamlining payments, as well as the obvious point of getting your music out there. Read on to learn about how to distribute your music, and what to have prepared when you're finally ready to upload.

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How You Can Submit Your SXSW Application for 2019

SXSW 2018 just wrapped up last month, but applications for next year will be here before you know it. Applying and preparing for the major Austin event features lots of moving parts, so Stem gathered everything you need to know and put it in one place.

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How Musicians Can Think Like CEOs To Improve Their Business

The music business has entered a new era, and creators are leading the charge. Artist teams run like startups, which makes artists themselves shoe-ins for the CEO position. Take the wheel and steer your ship straight with these important tips.

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Social Strategy: How Artists Can Make the Most of Twitter

The daily maintenance of social media can exhaust even avid users, but platform-tailored strategies often reward the efforts they require. Stem wraps up its three-part social strategy series with a look at what works and what's worth doing when it comes to Twitter strategy.

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The 7%: Qveen Herby is Empowering Women, Song By Song

Qveen Herby turned internet virality into a burgeoning career at the forefront of self-love and feminine pride in music. Before she helped lead the first 7% panel event, the hip-hop artist & former half of Karmin sat down with Stem to discuss the abundance of talented female creators.

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Social Strategy: How Artists Can Make the Most of Facebook

Social media is a common pain point for many artists. Even if you love it, staying consistent across platforms can be exhausting. As tempting as it is to treat social networks the same, Stem breaks down why different approaches can pay off. This article will focus on platform-specific Facebook strategy.

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