Cover Songs

What is a cover song? How do you legally sell your own version of a cover song online via Stem? What royalties are you due from streams and downloads on your cover song? Here are frequently asked questions we receive on this topic.

Have more questions? Check out our blog post Everything You Need to Know About Releasing a Cover Song for more information, or feel free to email us at [email protected].

I Want to Make Cover Songs & Sample, Can Stem Help Me With Clearances or Licensing?

Stem is not responsible for sample clearances or cover songs licensing. It is the content owner's responsibility to have secured those rights prior to uploading to our platform. However, we can provide educational tips that make this process less intimidating.