Today, StemDrop officially launches on TikTok in collaboration with Syco Entertainment, Universal Music Group, Republic Records, Samsung and one of the greatest songwriting teams in history, led by 5x Grammy Award winner, Max Martin.

Red Lights, the brand new track written by Max Martin, Savan Kotecha and Ali Payami exclusively for StemDrop, is now available to the TikTok community who will be able to use the stems as a starting point to create their own unique tracks and kickstart their careers.

As announced last Wednesday, StemDrop is a groundbreaking new evolution in global music collaboration and discovery that will give artists and creators a platform to showcase their talent to the world and collaborate with some of the best songwriters of all time. You can read more about StemDrop on TikTok's newsroom here and find further information and get involved on TikTok here.

How can creators get involved?

  • The stems (the individual components of the song) of a 60-second version of Red Lights by Max Martin, Savan Kotecha & Ali Payami is now available on TikTok
  • The stems can be accessed by the TikTok community in two ways: StemDrop Mixer: Designed by Samsung, this is a special in-app branded effect where creators of all levels can experiment with the stems, including individual effects, harmonies and melodies. For best results, don't use headphones.StemDrop Official Website: For tech savvy artists & producers, who can download the official stems via a website hosted by Universal Music Group to create on the software of your choice here.
  • Creators can use either of these tools to create, record and share their creations using the hashtag #StemDrop001 on TikTok.

What is Red Lights about and who wrote it?

  • Red Lights was written by Max Martin, multiple Grammy-Award winning songwriter, Savan Kotecha, who is behind massive hits for One Direction, Ariana Grande and Katy Perry and Ali Payami, who has produced and co-written with Taylor Swift and The Weeknd.
  • As described by Savan Kotecha:"‘Red Lights’ is a song about the kind of love and connection that won't go away no matter how many people tell you it's wrong or how bad things get. Once you’ve been with that person, nothing else feels right. “Running Red Lights” is a metaphor for the kind of love that will always be able to pull you back no matter where you are. Something we’ve all been through before."

StemDrop's global ambassadors, TikTok music curator Ari Elkins, singer-songwriter Astrid S and Your Boy Moyo are posting daily content on the @StemDrop channel and will be reacting to the best and most exciting StemDrops on TikTok, make sure you're following.

@stemdrop INTRODUCING @yourboymoyo. HE’LL BE LISTENING OUT… 001 DROPS IN 4 DAYS. #StemDrop001 ♬ original sound - StemDrop

So whether you're an aspiring musician, established artist or bedroom singer, you can take part in StemDrop and create your own unique version of Red Lights.