What is Stem?

Stem tracks and organizes all of an artist’s revenue streams, giving a clear picture of earnings at all times. No more juggling royalty statements from different services and not knowing when the next payment is coming. We even make it easy to split earnings with collaborators, so artists can keep creating, filming, playing, and writing. We’ll handle the rest.

How does Stem work?

Stem works directly with Apple, Spotify, SoundCloud & YouTube ContentID to manage content for our users. With Stem, you simply create an account, upload your music or videos, select your platforms, tell us who worked on it, and enter in your metadata. We then collect your revenue and show it to you and each shareholder in an easy-to-read dashboard. Each month, we'll transfer your earnings to your Paypal account. 

What is a shareholder?

A shareholder is a collaborator who is entitled to a percentage of the revenue associated with a specific creative work.

Examples of shareholders include producers, songwriters, videographers, performers, editors, etc.

What service does Stem integrate with?

Stem currently works with YouTube, Spotify, SoundCloud, Apple Music & iTunes.

 

Will Stem ever expand to other services?

 We are working on integrating Pandora, Google Play, Deezer & Tidal into our application.

What do I need to use Stem?

In order to use Stem, you need original content (anything audio or visual that you've created yourself) and a Paypal account.

How often does Stem update?

We are consistently improving Stem and will be releasing new features on an ongoing basis. To ensure you are getting the best Stem experience possible, make sure to the iOS application on your iPhone is up-to-date (don't worry, we will remind you when a new build is released). Updates to our web dashboard are made automatically, and you will see them as soon as they are available upon logging in.

If you have ideas or recommendations, email us at [email protected].

How much does it cost to use Stem?

Stem takes a small 5% transaction fee.

How do I get paid by Stem?

When you sign up for Stem, we will ask you to connect your Paypal account. Once you meet the minimum threshold ($50 USD in your Stem account), we'll deposit payments for you automatically every month as soon as we receive the money from Apple, Spotify, SoundCloud & YouTube. Please note that your Paypal account must be connected to Stem by the first of a given month in order to receive payment by the 15th.