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Soundstripe core value: Done is better than perfect.

Partner Reports

Partner Reports

SOUNDSTRIPE PARTNER REPORT
MAY 2017

Hello musical geniuses! 

Every month I’m going to be sending out a “Soundstripe Report” that is meant to help you all succeed and this is the very first one. :)

HUGE congrats to Jonathan, Valdi, Matt, Joel, and Adrian on SLAYING last month!!! 

The top 5 most downloaded tracks of last month:

1.   “Make It Ours” - Jonathan Roye

2.   “Loving Life” - Valdi Sabev

3.   “Beacon” - Matt Wigton

4.   “Further Up” - Joel Slabach

5.   “The Moment” - Adrian Walther
 

The top 8 most used tags of last month:

1. Fast Paced

2. Moderately Paced

3. Slow Paced

4. Cinematic

5. Inspiring

6. Happy

7. Energetic

8. Fun
 

The top 5 most used playlists of last month:

1. Recently Added

2. Young and Free

3. Uplifting and Empowering

4. Big Epic Beauty

5. I Do

Notable new subscribers:

Amazon !!!

Some company updates:

Our site has been completely rebuilt and redesigned. Launch date: 6-23-17

PAYOUT RESTRUCTURE

This is a biggie folks. The long story short? Trevor (CTO) and Joey (Finance/administration) are geniuses. They came across a new way to structure payouts to y’all that is going to increase payouts, on average, by 52% !!!!! (depending on your download count each month) This new structure will be implemented July 1st, one week after the new site launch.

How? (the following are dirty details on payout structure, feel free to skip)

Basically, we used to take the money from annual memberships and pay y’all out over the course of 12 months (makes sense right?) Now, we’re paying half of the annual member fee’s the very same month they come in.

TECHNICALLY, you’re receiving the same amount of money. We’ve always committed to 50/50. However, you’ll now be receiving it all at once instead of stretched over the period of 12 months from each annual member. POWER TO THE NERDS FOR LOVING MATH!

In other news... 

Is anyone playing a show this week in Nashville that we can come film?! (We just rented some really good video equipment and would love to use it on you)

Be sure to fill out the Soundstripe Partner Showcase form & send me silly pictures if you haven’t already!

ALSO - I made a youtube channel & playlist titled “Mix with Mike” for anyone who feels that mixing is their weakest link in music creation. Feel free to subscribe- it’s catered towards creating for Soundstripe! I’ll be posting a new video every week! Here it is: http://soundstripe.us3.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=732a9118f478d159fef0595f7&id=e4ba1ed41f&e=6e551a9b9a

Best,
Mike Arnoult
Partner Relations Director
Soundstripe
847.800.0536
mike@soundstripe.com

Partner Perks

Partner Perks

Big fat discounts on almost EVERYTHING Guitar Center sells.

Email mike@soundstripe.com for information. 

Why Does Soundstripe Ask for PRO info?

Why Does Soundstripe Ask for PRO info?

At Soundstripe, the majority of your music will be used for micro-licensing placements (indie films, youtube, wedding videos, ect). Most of the time, micro-licensing doesn’t generate a whole lot of performance royalties (aka residual income). HOWEVER, every so often we do deal with placements that generate performance royalties, and if you are not registered with a PRO (Performing Rights Organizations), you won’t see any of the royalties!

If your music is used for a "larger" placement such as a commercial, tv show, movie, etc, PROs collect money from the networks or companies that are broadcasting that content and pay you performance royalties. The only way to collect these payments is to register yourself as a writer and/or publisher with ASCAP or BMI (or SESAC, or whatever PRO is used for your country) and register your songs!

We are more than happy to help get you set up with a PRO, or get all your current work up to date with your PRO!

If you have any questions about PROs or would like help getting set up with one. Please reach out to Joey, our PRO guru.  You can email him here, joey@soundstripe.com. 

Partner Collaborations, Pay Splits, and Artist Monikers

Partner Collaborations, Pay Splits, and Artist Monikers

We love to see our partners create music together. Soundstripe has a community of very talented musicians, all with a unique set of skills and talents. Some write well on acoustic instruments, some on virtual instruments, and some "play" the computer and mix really well. Whatever your "instrument" is, you may find another Soundstripe Partner that you like to create music with. We've set every Partner up with a simple way to split pay on collaborations, and create additional artist monikers for new music projects. 

Note: This is only available for signed Soundstripe Partners. 

 

Collaboration Splits

Once you've collaborated with another partner and are ready to upload your new song, click on the Ownership in the upload section of your dashboard. 

In the Payee dropdown, you can split any percentage with a fellow Soundstripe Partner. Simply type both of your names in the Payee dropdown, and type the percentage you both have decided on ( adding up to 100%).

 

In our example below, Micah wrote and produced a song, but wanted Travis to come in and lay down some real strings. They worked out a 10%/90% split. This is what it would look like. 

 

 

Adding A New Artist Moniker. 

With our payout system, you can have multiple artist monikers associated to your partner profile.  If you are creating new music you would like to have under another artist name, we can set that up for you. All future licenses of each individual artist moniker you have will get paid to your monthly Partner payout. 

If you are interested in adding another artist moniker, please contact our Artist Relations Manager, Aaron. aaron@soundstripe.com

 

 

How You Get Paid

How You Get Paid

All revenue from the site is split 50/50. Half to Soundstripe, Half to our partner composers.

Catalog Briefs & Keeping your Music Relevant

Catalog Briefs & Keeping your Music Relevant

One of our main goals as a company is to continuously provide you with relevant information. As a Soundstripe Partner, you will receive Catalog Briefs via email on a monthly basis. These briefs will give you seasonal and "tried and true" direction on the musical needs of our users. Striving to set you up for success, we hope to give you the best chance at creating the music users need and pay for.

To get you started, we have put together a playlist of our most licensed music. This will give you an idea of what moods and genre's will keep a higher count on your licenses.

Check out the playlist here.

 

Where's my track?

Where's my track?

"I submitted a song but it’s not in the library online… What’s the deal?"