We are open. On damn near everything. If you have a question / concern / complaint / suggestion about or on anything, we want to hear it. You can always expect a straight and transparent answer from any of us on the staff.
Our composers are the life blood of Soundstripe. If you're happy, our users are happy. If they're happy, we're happy.
Musical Direction is something we work hard to provide to all of our partners. Direction and information that corresponds with our target markets and what is most frequently downloaded. This provides the opportunity to create tracks that are desired and downloaded by our users.
Essentially, with Soundstripe, the more you put in, the more you'll get out. To put it plainly, the more high quality, useful (film friendly) tracks you have in the library, the more you get paid.
If we've approved you as a contributor, you're a musical badass. So of course, we want you to be cranking out and uploading as much material as humanly possible. We tend to encourage 4 tracks per month but there is no requirement.
All revenue from the site is split 50/50. Half to Soundstripe, Half to our partner composers. Your pay is calculated in two ways. First, The pool of subscription money gets worked out into an algorithm that calculates how many users we have and how many tracks they downloaded overall that month. This gives us a "Price Per Download" Each month. You get paid for your tracks that are downloaded during each month. The more downloads, the more you get paid.
The second way you get paid is a “bonus pay”. Some of our users go a whole month without downloading a single track. This pool of unused funds gets divided evenly amongst all our partner composers. Basically, you get a little bump just for being apart.
As the Soundstripe user base grows, the price per download increases.
We send payments on the 15th of every month through a free service called Dwolla. For new composers, upon your first payout, you will receive an email prompting you to sign up for a free account to receive your money unless your bank is located outside of the USA. If you are outside the United States you will be contacted by our staff and paid via PayPal each month.