Music Debuts on Getty Images With 'Soundtrack' Launch

New Service Gives Instant Legal Clearance on Music for Broadcast and

Advertising Projects

Oct 01, 2007, 01:00 ET from Getty Images, Inc.

    SEATTLE, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Getty Images, Inc. (NYSE:  
 GYI), the world's leading creator and distributor of visual content, today
 announced the launch of Soundtrack, a new music licensing service,
 available at Soundtrack, developed by
 recently acquired Pump Audio, the leader in music licensing, gives
 customers direct access to more than 20,000 original tracks by some of the
 world's best independent artists and bands for use in broadcast and film
 production, advertising and other media projects.
     "Getty Images is now the unprecedented destination for digital
 content," said Jonathan Klein, CEO and co-founder of Getty Images. "Our
 customers represent a variety of industries and they want quick and easy
 access to digital media -- imagery, footage and music -- that can be used
 in a myriad of ways. When we acquired Pump Audio in June, we made a
 commitment to develop dynamic and nimble new music platforms and tools
 which meet the growing content needs of our customers. The launch of
 Soundtrack is just the beginning of that strategy."
     Whether the project is for a top-tier advertising agency, or a blogger
 wanting to add sound to a Web-based slide show, Soundtrack enables creative
 and editorial professionals to create elegant and sophisticated projects
 with assets collected from a single, unique source.
     "As leaders in music programming, we're always looking for the best
 original music to accompany our programs," said Mika Salmi, president of
 global digital media at MTV Networks. "Pump Audio has provided us with
 fresh sounds that always hit the mark for whatever our music needs, just as
 Getty Images has provided creative photography and footage. Now we can take
 advantage of an integrated digital media solution."
     "Our Soundtrack tool was designed to make the process of discovering
 and licensing great music as easy and enjoyable as possible," said Pump
 Audio CEO, Steve Ellis. "For creative and editorial professionals at every
 level, it's all about finding the right song for their work. Our customers,
 such as MTV, BBC, Discovery and New Line Cinemas, expect great music and
 now they can get it without any of the headaches."
     Pump Audio artists are being appropriately recognized and compensated
 for their work and Getty Images will be constantly expanding its music
 platform to create new revenue and promotional opportunities for every tier
 of music owner. In addition to its independent music catalog, Getty Images
 will soon be expanding its music offering to include a wide range of
 branded music partners including major labels and publishers.
     About Getty Images
     Getty Images is the world's leading creator and distributor of visual
 content and the first place creative professionals turn to discover,
 purchase and manage imagery. The company's award-winning photographers and
 imagery help customers create inspiring work which appears every day in the
 world's most influential newspapers, magazines, advertising campaigns,
 films, television programs, books and Web sites. Headquartered in Seattle,
 WA and serving customers in more than 100 countries, Getty Images believes
 in the power of imagery to drive positive change, educate, inform, and
 entertain. Visit Getty Images at
     For more information, please contact:
     Cara Jacobson, Edelman Seattle, 206-268-2203,
     Bridget Russel, Getty Images, 206-925-6405,

SOURCE Getty Images, Inc.