After buying Tidal, Block invests in music distributor Stem
Music distributor and payments firm Stem is raising money again: a $20m funding round led by VC firm QED Investors.
April 19, 2022
AudioShake and Audius launch remix contest for Houston Kendrick
AudioShake is one of the startups exploring AI-powered stem separation technology, to turn recordings into stems even if the original masters are not available.
November 18, 2021
Stem adds ‘Recoup Rules’ tool to track artists’ expenses
Expenses will be recouped before royalties are paid out for tracks and albums distributed through Stem, to help clients keep tabs on their expenses.
August 27, 2021
Music distribution and services firm Stem raises $10m
Stem is the US-based company that combines tools helping musicians to track their royalties with distribution to digital music services. It has just raised a funding round of $10m from investors including Coach K, the...
August 27, 2020
Stem launches ’Scale’ feature for artist and label advances
Distributor Stem is the latest non-label company to start offering advances to its clients – although in this case, those clients include independent labels as well as individual artists. Its new feature is called ‘Scale’,...
February 28, 2020
Stem promises to check label / distro deals for artists
Stem has been helping artists to release their music as a distributor for some time. Now it’s launching a new feature, ‘Stem Check’, which it clearly hopes will win some artists over to its platform. “Think you’ve...
October 16, 2019
Stem’s Zoë Gholson: ‘Education and transparency are really important for empowering independent artists’
“It’s something that’s struck me for years working in this industry: people just don’t know how to talk to artists about the business in the artist’s language!” That’s something that Zoë Gholson has worked...
July 27, 2018
Stem CEO: ‘We want to make it easy for data to become digestible’
Music Ally first encountered US-based startup Stem in April 2016, when it announced a $4.5m funding round from investors including Scooter Braun and other music managers. The pitch then was that Stem would help artists...
July 13, 2017
Music Ally report: 30 music startups worth watching in 2017
The state of the current music/tech startups scene was a big theme at the recent NY:LON Connect conference that Music Ally and the Music Business Association co-organised. Six British startups pitched their technologies...
February 8, 2017
Did Radiohead’s iTunes stems boost Nude’s chart position?
Congratulations to Radiohead, whose `Nude' single is sitting pretty at No. 37 in the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. Not bad, considering their last appearance was in 1996. However, Listening Post points out that selling...
April 11, 2008