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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In The Mix: Naji’s Beats And Brains Point to “Business, Man” Potential

Erie, PA-based artist-producer Naji has entered millions of ears with electronic-leaning R&B/soul. The Soulection associate outdoes himself with new 'Act 1' EP, a self-released project that flexes the storyteller's business chops as much as his musical prowess. Read his In The Mix interview with Stem.

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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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Five Tips Artists Should Read Before Working With A Lawyer

Laws operate at the heart of the music business, and lawyers exist to make sense of them all. From brokering deals to ushering in new artists, their responsibilities cover substantial ground. Here's what you need to know about attorneys.

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The 7%: Madame Gandhi Speaks Change Into Existence With #FutureIsFemale

Madame Gandhi has lent her brilliance to multiple fields—music, activism, a public speaking career that combines the two. A natural communicator, she can swiftly tackle social injustice with intimate anecdotes and calls for change. Before her 7% panel appearance, she sat down with Stem and dropped knowledge.

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In The Mix: cehryl Builds Widescreen Worlds With Words That Cut Deep

cehryl can fit a year of pain into one lyric. A writer's writer with a knack for keys, guitar and software production, the Berklee-educated artist is quickly gaining fans for thoughtful R&B that challenges pop norms. Read her In The Mix interview on Stem's blog.

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Social Strategy: How Artists Can Make the Most of Instagram

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 Instagram strategy.

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The 7%: Tiffany Kumar Makes Moves for Inclusion at Spotify

Since her days juggling NYU classes and intern assignments for Kanye West, it's been clear Tiffany Kumar was destined to do something special. The Global Head of Songwriter Relations at Spotify spoke with Stem about gender inclusion in music after she joined a stacked panel of all-star women at the first 7% event.

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