Here are some key points to help avoid issues with your content on the DSPs.
The best way to avoid copyright infringement is to submit content that is 100% original and free of any samples.
If you have recorded a cover song, you must obtain a license for the underlying composition. Stem has partnered with Easy Song Licensing to help our users obtain the proper licenses. Reach out to your Stem Direct rep for more details.
If you are sampling a sound recording, you will typically need to acquire both a license for the underlying composition as well as a license for the use of the sound recording.
Should a copyright infringement occur, action will be taken. This may result in the removal of your content from all digital stores. To avoid this, please make sure you have secured all the appropriate rights to release your content prior to uploading to Stem.
It is very important to note that any promotional service that offers guaranteed streams in return for money should not be used. Such uses will put content at risk of removal.
For more information from Spotify on this topic, please click here.