What are stems?
Stems are song components such as vocal tracks, drum beats, and guitar riffs mixed and mastered for standalone use
“Best in class” Stem Solution for Labels
We are the first business to develop a scalable approach to profitably bring stems to market with our Maverick stem management platform:
For newly recorded songs, Maverick can ingest stems directly from leading DAWs, simplifying the process to create valuable stem assets at the moment songs are created. For existing songs, Stemit can cost effectively create high-quality stems from digital multi-tracks, making it easy to license and sell stems from high-value content.
Manage all stems in one place. Our Maverick platform is the best in class Stem Management solution and allows record labels and artists to store and manage all their stems and digital multi tracks on a centralized secure platform, providing visibility of existing stem assets and a simple means to monetize them.
Record labels and artists with stems on Maverick can choose how they want to license or sell their content directly through our distribution partners. Once a stem is enabled for distribution, Maverick facilitates secure content transfer, tracks and manages usage, collects revenue, and distributes payments to rights holders.
Stems unlock new levels of creativity
Song Creation & Remixes
Leverage stems to create entirely new songs and develop more compelling remixes from the ground up
Take performances to the next level by legally incorporating captivating tracks and iconic sounds.
Incorporate stems into TV, films, games, apps, and advertisements.
Remove lead vocals from any track so that an “instrumental only” version of the original song can can be used for Karaoke performance
Take complete control of the remix creation process by deconstructing songs with precision and rebuilding them from the ground up
Access the underlying components of songs — drum beats, guitar riffs, bass lines, vocals, and more — to take performances to the next level
Develop compelling educational media materials with using licensed music, customized to remove unwanted vocal or other tracks
Combine the components of one or more songs with your own content to create new derivative music tracks
Launch compelling ad campaigns that use iconic melodies and beats so that your message immediately resonates with your target audience
Rapidly expand ringtone libraries to offer several versions of each song, allowing you content to appear to a broader group of segments
TV & Films
Seamlessly layer components of songs into the soundtracks and scores of TV shows and films, providing greater control over the end product
is building the leading stem Marketplace
DJs & Creative Producers:
Reach new levels of creativity with access to tracks you never imagined possible
Music Content Owners
Build entirely new revenue streams from your existing music libraries
has the only scalable approach to profitably bring stems to market
We partner with major and independent record labels to access extensive music libraries to ensure the most popular content can be converted into marketable stems
Our proprietary cloud-based stem creation platform outputs high-quality mastered song components, bringing stems with high demand to market while minimizing upfront costs
Our extensive stem libraries are sold by our distribution partners who enable DJs and creative professionals to buy stems as part of their existing content workflows
in the news
"In the stem space, companies like Stemit are in talks with major record labels to help unlock value in their back catalog by providing technology to stem individual songs, then making those stems available to DJs via an online marketplace with secure digital-rights management and tracking built into the files."
A2IM CEO Richard Burgess on Spotify's Direct Licensing Plan: 'We Should Have Equal Access to Their Data'
"He also claimed that the indie community in particular could benefit from the growing market for stems, in that deconstructing and monetizing songs based on individual stems and instruments could grow the revenue pie for recorded music even further, disrupting the nature of release strategies for the better."
"Beyond streaming or sync royalties alone, there are a few other passive income sources that could be priced at a more premium level, marketed with a more service-oriented mindset and created in a way that is difficult to replicate by other artists. The markets for song stems and sample/loop packs are a good example, with increasing competition from the likes of Stemifi, Splice Soundsand Native Instruments’ Sounds.com"