I Need Help Pitching My Music for Editorial Placement on Streaming Platforms. Can Stem do that?

Stem wants you to accumulate as many streams and listeners as possible, but we can't guarantee placement when we are pitching to DSPs. Stem has a simple form users can submit to gain access to the pitching pool. We have a blog post that breaks down best practices for users—click here to read.

I Don't Have A PayPal Account. Can Stem Pay Me Via Direct Deposit?

Don't worry! Stem is able to remit payments via ACH Direct Deposit or PayPal. Users can receive payments via either method of fund transfer.

Does Stem Help Me Make Money From SoundCloud Streams?

Yes, we can help you make money from SoundCloud! Stem is able to collect earnings generated from ad-supported and subscription streaming. Helping you make money from platforms like SoundCloud is one of the core reasons why we do what we do.

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If I Choose to Monetize SoundCloud, Will Ads Play Before My Music Does?

By selecting the option to monetize SoundCloud in your Stem app, you enable ads to run on your content. You will collect earnings from both ad-supported & subscription streams as a result. Non-subscription listeners encounter a promoted, branded clip when they play a monetized song. 

How Do Companies Like Spotify and Tidal Earn Revenue From Streaming?

Streaming revenue comes from ads and subscription fees. Spotify and SoundCloud benefit when a user pays for a premium account. They also benefit when an advertiser pays to run an ad. Streaming platforms take a percentage of the fee and pass along the rest to rights holders. Spotify historically pays 70 percent of its revenue to rights holders.

 

Do I Still Have to Upload to My YouTube Channel Directly?

Yes, users must upload directly to their YouTube Channel(s). Stem distributes audio uploads to YouTube Art Tracks if users select that option, but we do not support visual uploads. The same applies to YouTube's ContentID system. If approved, Stem will solely use your audio assets (sound recording and composition) to monetize or block YouTube videos that contain those elements.

Can I Negotiate Royalty Splits Within Stem?

Our application does not currently support royalty split negotiations. Users must determine split allocation prior to content submission in the Stem application, and all shareholders must accept their splits to receive payouts. To learn more about different types of royalties, visit the Stem blog here.

Can Stem Distribute My Music to Google Play?

Yes we can! When you upload music to our platform and prepare to publish, Stem lets you select Google Play as a distribution destination in our user dashboard. It's as simple as checking a box.

We believe it's crucial that an artist's music can be heard (and monetized) in as many places as possible. To learn more about our interface, click here.

 

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Can Stem Distribute My Music to Tidal?

Yes we can! When you upload music to our platform and prepare to publish, Stem lets you select Tidal as a distribution destination in our user dashboard. It's as simple as checking a box.

We believe it's crucial that an artist's music can be heard (and monetized) in as many places as possible. To learn more about our interface, click here.

Can Stem Distribute My Music to Pandora?

Yes we can! When you upload music to our platform and prepare to publish, Stem lets you select Pandora as a distribution destination in our user dashboard. It's as simple as checking a box.

We believe it's crucial that an artist's music can be heard (and monetized) in as many places as possible. To learn more about our interface, click here.