Shutterstock expands Music offer and Expands Editorial Focus with Rex Features Acquisition

As we had covered last year, Shutterstock has started a new Music section aside its existing Image and Video offers. Today, Shutterstock announced the expansion of that offer with a service they acquired. In addition, Shutterstock is expanding its editorial image section.

We have got the chance to interview Ben Pfeifer, VP of New Business at Shutterstock about this acquisition and its potential to customers of both companies. Read the full interview here now.

PremiumBeat at Shutterstock for expanded music choices

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PremiumBeat adds an offer of exclusive high-quality music and sound effects to Shutterstocks rather new Music section. Shutterstock had just opened the new section in spring of 2014, as an addition to images and video they already offered for royalty free licensing. The music section is an additional service for media users who want to underly their footage with sound.

 “We are excited to add such a complementary business in PremiumBeat, with a fast-growing customer base and an extraordinary collection,” said Jon Oringer, founder and CEO of Shutterstock.  “We understand the intersection between music and video and believe that music licensing will benefit from the same, strong market demand we are capitalizing on with video.”

PremiumBeat's music offer has already a history in the market, having been used by big brands and international customers like Apple or BMW.

Rex Features adds celebrity, entertainment, sport and news images to Shutterstock

REXThe second aacquisitionShutterstock announces is Rex Features, a service that includes what they call a “live feed” of celebrity, entertainment, sports and news images and videos. Going back, Rex Features also holds an archive of images dating back for decades.

“The acquisition of Rex Features marks our substantive entry into editorial imagery — a new market for Shutterstock with significant potential and many opportunities to better serve global media companies,” said Jon Oringer, CEO of Shutterstock.

Both offers will expand the basic offer of Shutterstock with the addition of new content, allowing their clients to shop all the content they need for their creative projects in a single place.

Did you know? Shutterstock now offers Asset Assurance, a service in which their editorial and legal teams work with customers to clear rights to use editorial content in commercial-oriented projects!

Amos Struck

Amos Struck

I am a publisher and entrepreneur in the stock imagery field. I focus on providing knowledge and solutions for buyers, contributors and agencies, aiming at contributing to the growth and development of the industry. I am the founder and editor of Stock Photo Press, one of the largest networks of online magazines in the industry. I am the founder of Microstock Expo, the only conference dedicated to the microstock segment. I created several software solutions in stock photography like WordPress plugins. Plus I am a recurrent speaker at Photokina Official Stage, and an industry consultant at StockPhotoInsight. I am passionate about technology, marketing and visual imagery.

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