Getty Images Music Launches GUESTLIST At Midem Grammy-Winning Singer and Songwriter Joss Stone Joins an Impressive Roster of Industry-Leading Artists Partnering with Getty Images

CANNES, France and NEW YORK, Jan. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Getty Images, Inc., today at Midem, announced the launch of GUESTLIST featuring new, fresh sounds from established artists like Joss Stone, as well as rising indie bands. This distinct music offering will, for the first time, present tracks which have been custom-selected for high profile projects that can command premium licensing fees for a single track. GUESTLIST tracks are very selective and consistently refreshed to deliver unique sound to content creators and music supervisors who are working on highly visible projects such as trailers, films and commercials.

In addition to Joss Stone, GUESTLIST features Visqueen, J-Zone, Melissa Ferrick (with tracks featuring Ani Difranco and Kaki King), Sprindift, I'm Kingfisher, The Orion Experience, The Peach Kings, Pull A Star Trip, Simian Ghost and Flowers in The Air, along with partners Playground Music, Stone'd Records, Blackheart Records and Uncensored Interview.

"Getty Images Music has a truly distinct offering and I am excited to be part of this innovative music offering that brings my music to a whole new audience," said Joss Stone, Grammy-winning singer and songwriter. "It is great for music artists and bands hoping to get greater exposure through a high profile placement for that track or band," Stone added.

"We are thrilled to share our diverse and custom-selected tracks on GUESTLIST that spans multiple music tastes from well-known, critically-acclaimed artists like Joss Stone, to breaking bands like 100 Monkeys," said Vince Bannon, Vice President of Entertainment Partnerships and Development, Getty Images. "Getty Images Music remains committed to providing a high value, compelling music collection, and with GUESTLIST, we are delivering a truly current catalogue of hip, new music that offers a perfect fit and solution for higher value licensing and projects."

With a global reach across the media and advertising agency industry, Getty Images Music has a unique perspective to tastemakers and trendsetters, curating a targeted offering to match the needs of content creators.  The company currently licenses more than 200,000 tracks per year across film, television, movie trailers, commercials and multimedia projects globally and is dedicated to supporting content creators, including contributors, artists, bands and composers.

Multiplatinum-selling singer and songwriter Joss Stone formed Stone'd Records in 2011. The new music company roster includes include Joss Stone as well as ska/rock band Yes Sir Boss.  Stone'd Records is devoted to finding unique artists and helping them develop.

For more information about Getty Images Music and the GUESTLIST, please visit: www.gettyimages.com/Music

About Getty Images
Getty Images is one of the world's leading creators and distributors of still imagery, footage and multimedia products, as well as a recognised 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.

For further information, please contact:

Jodi Einhorn
Getty Images
646-613-4121
jodi.einhorn@gettyimages.com

SOURCE Getty Images, Inc.



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