Why Our Product is Straightforward

Building a product that people enjoy and feel comfortable using is no easy task. At Stem, we believe that in order to strengthen the creator ecosystem, we must set out to make the most effective product possible for the creators, managers, agents, accountants and assistants that use it. Users are the key to our business, and that’s the truth.

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SXSW Party List 2016

Whether you’re a seasoned veteran of navigating downtown Austin in mid-March, or it’s your foray into the world of networking, live music and BBQ, SXSW requires a game plan. Here’s a list of our most-anticipated events this year, including performances from our favorite artists, killer line-ups curated by our partners and general good times.

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Blockchain and the Arts

On Tuesday, March 8th, Stem co-founder Tim Luckow was featured on a panel called Blockchain & The Arts in New York City. The panel, organized by DWT, was moderated by Consensys founder and Ethereum Project co-founder, Joseph Lubin, and featured panelists Benji Rogers (founder of PledgeMusic & dotblockchain), Robert Norton (CEO and co-founder of Verisart), and Bill Wilson (VP of Digital Strategy & Business Development for the Music Business Association).

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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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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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Content & Cryptocurrency

Getting paid in full as a creator has never been easy. In past posts, we’ve discussed how incredibly confusing it can be to collect royalty payments on a monthly basis. However, there are new technologies that are helping to alleviate these past frustrations.

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Stem’s 2015 Holiday Gift Guide

Shopping for the holidays can be incredibly rewarding: from the feeling you get when you find the perfect gift, to seeing the look on someone’s face when they open it, giving is one of the most rewarding parts of the holiday season. However, thanks to the astronomical number of options and places to buy (thanks, Internet!), holiday shopping can also be a source of crippling stress.

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Learnings from the Artist Strategy Panel at SF MusicTech XVII

Last week, Stem’s founders traveled to San Francisco to attend SF MusicTech Summit XVII, an annual meeting of some of the brightest minds that unite the music, business and technology ecosystems. The day held panels and discussions with forward-thinking executives, artists, and developers, among them Stem’s own Artist-In-Residence, Kiran Gandhi (read our first interview with her here).

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