Getty Images Music and Atom Factory Music Licensing Announce Distribution Partnership

Partnership Enhances Mainstream Music Offerings from Getty Images Music

Oct 17, 2011, 11:00 ET from Getty Images, Inc.

NEW YORK, Oct. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Getty Images, Inc., today announced an agreement with cutting-edge licensing and supervision entity, Atom Factory Music Licensing (AFML), founded by Music Manager Troy Carter (Lady Gaga), Music Supervisor Paul Stewart (Hustle & Flow) and the multi-platinum producing team The Co-Stars (BarberShop 1 & 2, Four Brothers). Through the agreement, Getty Images will serve as the commercial licensing and distribution platform for the AFML music catalogue of sharp, hip tracks that embody art, pop and urban culture that is custom-made for today's modern film.  Atom Factory's content will be live beginning today.

As part of the partnership, Getty Images will gain access to over 1,000 custom-made hip-hop, pop and world music tracks that have been produced, procured and developed by Atom Factory's talented executive staff and music supervisors, led by Troy Carter. AFML will also provide Getty Images Music with music supervision to add to its current music composition and licensing services, to further meet customers' needs.  

"Atom Factory boasts an immensely talented group of music producers, music supervisors and artist managers and with Getty Images Music's distinct ability to track trending in music and sync placements, this collaboration will bring a new edge to our music services," said Vince Bannon, Vice President of Entertainment Partnerships and Development. "This partnership allows us to provide clients with music supervision expertise, music composition services and an exclusive library – a comprehensive service currently offered by no other music licensing company."

"We are thrilled to join forces with Getty Images Music to provide clients, such as music supervisors, agencies and film producers, with unprecedented access to our contemporary music library and music supervision expertise," said Troy Carter, AFML Founder and CEO. "This partnership marks our first commercial licensing deal, and together with Getty Images Music, we look forward to bringing a comprehensive music solution to leading edge television, film and new media production to create a full-service experience at Getty Images Music." 

Getty Images Music 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.

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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 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 Atom Factory Music Licensing

As a cutting edge music licensing/supervision entity, Atom Factory Music Licensing (AFML) offers easy, cost-effective, and eclectic music supervision, clearance, and licensing services. With seasoned music supervisors and managers on staff, AFML has established relationships with countless artists, record labels, and independent publishers. AFML also procures custom-made music from renowned composers for film and television. These relationships allow AFML to serve its clients' needs by securing the best fees, terms and conditions for projects that range from small independent productions to blockbuster films.

Jodi Einhorn

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