Stem, a distribution and payments platform empowering independent musicians and labels with tools to grow their businesses, today announced the expansion of their marketing team with the hire of Charleton Lamb. Charleton Lamb joins Stem as Head of Marketing, where he will lead the team responsible for introducing Stem’s tools and services to the industry, shaping its visual identity, and crafting communications from the brand.
Lamb spent over four years at Spotify on the Spotify for Artists team where he was integral to the development, launch, and success of tools like Direct Upload, Marquee, and Discovery Mode.
“Charleton has been a powerful advocate for independent artists and labels for a long time, and he’s one of the best at breaking down the complexities of the music industry into simple messages and engaging creative,” says Milana Lewis, CEO of Stem. “We’re thrilled to have him on the team.”
Stem provides a financial platform for artists to run their own businesses with transparency, clarity, and long-term career sustainability. Launched in 2015 by Co-Founder and C.E.O. Milana Rabkin Lewis, its intuitive interface enables artists to track, divide, disperse, and even donate revenue to various recipients, designating percentages and simplified splits with the utmost fairness and accountability in real-time. Most importantly, the company prides itself on a strict adherence to a regular monthly payment schedule and has distributed $180 million to 40,000 people as of 2021. Recognizing the innovation and lucidity of this ecosystem, Fast Company hailed Stem among its “Most Innovative Companies” in 2021, while builtin named it one of the “Best Places To Work” in 2020 and 2021.