Getty Images and Sony/ATV Music Publishing Sign Distribution Partnership Sony/ATV's Expansive Spin City Library to Be Made Available to Customers Worldwide Through Getty Images Leading Platform

NEW YORK, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Getty Images, Inc., a leading creator and distributor of digital media, today announced an agreement with Sony/ATV Music Publishing, the renowned music publishing company, to license and distribute its expansive Spin City library of R&B, soul, jazz, urban, hip hop, classical and orchestral music.  Custom created for Sony/ATV by some of the leading producers and session players in New York City, the pre-cleared Spin City library is available to Getty Images' customers at www.gettyimages.com/Music for commercial licensing in broadcast and film production, motion pictures, advertising, websites and other new media.

"With the addition of the Sony/ATV Spin City catalog, Getty Images continues to strengthen its position in the global media environment as a leading digital media content provider," says Jonathan Klein, Co-Founder and CEO of Getty Images. "This partnership enables us to support our customers' growing demand for premium music content."  

"Sony/ATV recognizes that there is tremendous opportunity for growth in the commercial market through innovative digital media channels," says Martin Bandier, Chairman and CEO of Sony/ATV Music Publishing.  "Getty Images' powerful distribution platform and leading multimedia licensing model enables Sony/ATV to further reach these new audiences. "

Renowned for its leading collections of digital media content, Getty Images' extensive music offering contains a growing collection of over 100,000 pre-cleared original music tracks by some of the world's best independent artists and bands for use in broadcast and film production, advertising and other media projects.  The new Sony/ATV collection joins Getty Images' existing Pump Audio and Premium Playlist catalogs music from major and independent recording artists, music publishers, and management companies.

About Getty Images

Getty Images is a leading creator and distributor of still imagery, footage and multimedia products, as well as a recognized provider of other forms of premium digital content, including music. Getty Images serves business customers in more than 100 countries and is the first place creative and media professionals turn to discover, purchase and manage images and other digital content. Its award-winning photographers and imagery help customers produce inspiring work which appears every day in the world's most influential newspapers, magazines, advertising campaigns, films, television programs, books and Web sites. Visit Getty Images at www.gettyimages.com to learn more about how the company is advancing the unique role of digital media in communications and business, and enabling creative ideas to come to life.

About Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Sony/ATV Music Publishing was established in 1995 as a joint venture between Sony and trusts formed by Michael Jackson.  Sony/ATV Music Publishing owns or administers over 750,000 copyrights by such artists as The Beatles, Beck, Brooks & Dunn, Leonard Cohen, Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan, Fall Out Boy, Lady Gaga, John Mayer, Joni Mitchell, Graham Nash, Willie Nelson, Roy Orbison, Linda Perry, Richie Sambora, Kraftwerk, Shakira, Taylor Swift, Wyclef Jean, Hank Williams, and Diane Warren, among others.  Sony/ATV recently acquired both the Leiber Stoller and Famous catalogues. 

On the web: www.sonyatv.com.

For further information, please contact:

Jodi Einhorn

Getty Images, Manager, Public Relations

T: 646 613 4121 E: jodi.einhorn@gettyimages.com


Jimmy Asci

Sony/ATV Music Publishing

T: 212 833 4513 E: Jimmy.Asci@sonyatv.com



SOURCE Getty Images, Inc.



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