Pond5.com has expanded by adding stock music and sound effects to its collection of downloadable royalty-free stock media.
The audio side of Pond5 launches with more than 15,000 sound effects and over 3,000 production music tracks, which will complement one of the leading stock video collections on the web. Pond5 features over 240,000 royalty-free stock footage clips, with thousands more added each week. All media can be searched, previewed, purchased and downloaded directly from the site.
“We’ve got the widest selection of high quality royalty-free footage at the best prices, a fast, efficient interface, responsive customer support, and the most artist-friendly model in the industry,” says CEO Tom Bennett. “That’s been the foundation of our success with video, and we think it will translate well to the world of audio.”
Pond5 allows anyone with professional stock audio or video content to upload it and sell on its site, which represents more than 2,000 individuals and companies. Pond5 offers 50 percent royalties to artists and gives them the freedom to set prices themselves.
A number of audio collections are on board for launch, including Blastwave FX, a leading library of more than 30,000 HD sound effects, whose entire collection will be available for by-the-track purchase on Pond5. As with video, audio on Pond5 will be licensed under a simple royalty-free license, which permits global, all media, in perpetuity use for productions.
Pond5 will be at GV Expo, Dec. 1-3 in Washington, in Booth No. 211.
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