How You Can Prepare 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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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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In The Mix: Guitarist Natalie Green Made His Debut EP While Living In His Car

'Natalie Green Is My Lover' debuted the many talents of its eponymous creator to the world. A top-class guitarist, adventurous producer and earnest songwriter, Green gave his all to the five-track EP, entirely recorded in the back of his car while homeless for four months. This is his story.

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In The Mix: Captain Khary Is Trying to Right His Own Ship

Playful, incisive and well-packaged, 'Intern Aquarium' (2016) positioned Khary as a must-watch rap rookie. 'Captain,' debuting Friday 4/6, sees the Rhode Island native grappling with darkness. We spoke with the special artist to find out why.

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Prioritizing Fans in the Streaming Economy

A collection of tips, tricks and insights from Stem to help build a diversified business that supplements income derived from Spotify, Apple Music, and other DSPs, highlighting simple steps artists can take in the streaming economy to maximize the value they create for fans and vice versa.

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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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In The Mix: LA-Raised KII Is Making Heartfelt R&B for the Kid Cudi Generation

Introverted with a busy mind, LA-raised KII fought through family tragedy and severe self-doubt to make music he was confident enough to release. Daily growth is the new M-O. With hopes of helping others through sound and music on the way, this R&B crooner has a lot to say.

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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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