5 Ways Artists Can Manage Their Time and Relieve Stress

Staying happy, healthy and productive is especially taxing for artists. Whether you're on the road, in the studio or simply trying to execute a complex strategy over time, time management is the key to team management. Here are some tips to help you maximize your time and relieve stress in the process.

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Photo Recap: Power Outages Couldn’t Stop Stem’s Inaugural ‘Come Up’ Event

The Come Up is a happy hour that's more than just that. We're dedicated to bringing together the young hustlers in the entertainment & tech industries for a positive evening. Last Thursday, a special group of artists, assistants, managers, junior agents and marketers congregated to hang out, make new friends and treat themselves to top-notch desserts.

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Five Tips Artists Should Read Before Working With a Manager

Magic happens when a driven manager and talented artist align their vision, efforts and friendship. Here are tips to help new artists decide whether a business partner is the right fit, featuring insights from established management veterans and promising upstarts.

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Photo Recap: Khary Rocks ‘Captain’ Listening Party at Stem HQ

Khary has come a long way since Intern Aquarium made its way around the internet in 2016. Smiling, rapping along and giving context into each track as he leaned over the edge of a spiral staircase at Stem HQ, Khary's energy and excitement for the project is palpable. Dozens of fans, friends and collaborators mirror his warmth with cheers and rounds of applause. Captain, the evening's main event, rocked the room.

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Tools Artists Can Use to Run Their Teams Like Startups

Big cosigns are nice and viral videos can accelerate trajectories, but consistency and organization go a long way in bumping the odds of a sustainable career. From communication tools to data metrics and fan feedback, Stem gathered a list of top-notch, affordable tech solutions that artist teams can benefit from.

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The Ultimate Image Size Guide For All Major Music Platforms

Music benefits from clean, consistent imagery across all social and streaming channels, unburdened by pixel grain or a crop job that leaves artwork off-center. Whether creating artwork yourself or receiving help from a designer, there are some important sizes and instructions worth referencing before release day.

In hopes of making your life easier, we scoured the internet to aggregate current image upload standards. Here’s our ultimate image size guide for all major music platforms.

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Our Product, One Year Later

In the past 12 months, we’ve collected many ideas and suggestions from artists, managers and record labels that believe in Stem’s answer to many of our industry’s shortcomings. Today, we are rolling out a platform redesign that directly addresses the feedback we’ve received, focusing on the core features of our Web Dashboard, My Content & Detail Pages and iOS Application.

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10 Things To Do After Making Your Music Available Online

What’s right for one may not be right for the other, especially when it comes to release and marketing strategies. More so, there isn’t a checklist that tells independent artists how to make sure they’re getting the most earnings and data out of their content, something that every artist could benefit from… Until now.

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5 Tools That Helped Me Transition From Major Label to Start-Up

Transitioning between jobs is never easy, especially when it entails leaving a major label with hundreds of coworkers for an innovative start-up with 15 employees. My first few days here at Stem opened my eyes to the plethora of organizational applications that I now could never imagine living without. The rigid structure in my day-to-day work life assisting with A&R at a corporate company has been replaced with an open door of new applications and tools to help increase my (and the company’s) productivity. Not only am I allowed to explore new programs to streamline my workload — I’m encouraged.

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WATCH: Caleb Groh’s “Cloud Cover”

Today, Nashville-based pop/folk artist Caleb Groh released the video for “Cloud Cover,” the debut single from his upcoming album, Ocelot, due out in April.

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