In a perfect world, I would tell everyone what level to master at, and we’d get all tracks submitted to us at that level. But because we are dealing with multiple thousands of audio files and almost one hundred contributors to date, song submission levels are still going to vary. For providing an excellent experience to our customers at this point in time, we are using Landr to volume match our catalogue. Ideally, all Soundstripe composers could consistently provide audio files at the same level. But because this isn’t the case- the easiest way to volume match thousands of audio files right now is Landr. Moving forwards, it is now required for your audio file to be sent through landr and exported at 44.1, 16. This is to ensure the easiest and most simplified music licensing experience for our customers.
Here's what to do moving forward:
1. Make sure your final mixes are full of dynamic range & have nice transients
2. Download the standalone app at https://www.landr.com/en/app
3. Run your final mix through landr and export at 44.1, 16
4. Upload to Soundstripe :)
(You can opt out of using landr if you can provide self mastered tracks with the loudest part of your song hitting around -7LUFS or -6RMS)
I hope this makes sense. If anyone has questions or concerns please feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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. email@example.com
All revenue from the site is split 50/50. Half to Soundstripe, Half to our partner composers.
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.
A step by step guide on how to use your uploader
"I submitted a song but it’s not in the library online… What’s the deal?"