RESTON, Va., Feb. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- VideoBlocks, the first subscription-based provider of royalty-free stock video, continues on its journey of disrupting the digital media ecosystem, announcing today that it has reached its 100 millionth download since its founding in 2011. The rapidly growing stock media platform currently consists of over 4 million studio-quality creative assets, including Membership Libraries of 500K+ HD clips, vectors, sound effects, and more. Since launching a Contributor Marketplace in 2015, VideoBlocks has given back more than $5 million to their creative community by providing 100 percent commission to content creators.
"This is our most gratifying milestone yet," said TJ Leonard, CEO of VideoBlocks. "Our company was founded on the premise that everyone deserves access to high quality, affordable stock media to empower them to bring their creative vision to life. As the profile of the content creator changes in the age of digital storytelling, we intend to keep expanding our digital media portfolio and supporting the amazing work of creatives all over the world."
The unique model of the VideoBlocks Marketplace and Membership Library allows both customers and contributors to benefit. Members get unlimited access to the hundreds of thousands of stock media elements included in their subscription, plus savings of 40 percent on Marketplace content, where contributors take home all the proceeds.
"We are extremely happy about our collaboration with VideoBlocks," said Roberto Famagalli, Co-Founder of Dualstock. "We've achieved a high number of sales, there's efficient contributor support, short review times, easy uploading and tagging, and, of course, 100 percent commission. No other stock agency offers this."
The first to make 3D virtual reality, 360-degree stock video content accessible to the mass creative class, VideoBlocks has continued to increase its disruptive product portfolio and provide access to high-quality digital media assets at the most affordable price. Just last year, VideoBlocks launched an Enterprise product, an enterprise-class platform and service that made millions of licensed, studio-quality assets available right where the creative process unfolds through partners like Vistaprint Digital and Magisto. VideoBlocks Enterprise packed a powerful punch for small and large media companies, creative shops and production studios looking to bolster their creative marketing efforts.
Looking towards the future of the digital marketplace, VideoBlocks released its first Video Trends Guide this year, analyzing over 13.5 million downloads, 56 million searches and 1.8 million uploads to find the hottest emerging trends in video. The guide, which found a surge in demand for hyper-real, first person perspective content, also found that searches in VR and 360-degree video rose over 814 percent, GoPro footage over 1,253 percent and drone footage over 712 percent in 2016.
VideoBlocks is a profitable, venture-backed stock media company recognized in 2014 by Inc. Magazine as the eleventh fastest growing media company in the United States. Together with its sister sites GraphicStock and AudioBlocks, VideoBlocks empowers customers to enhance their creative projects, ranging from professional production studios like NBC, Discovery and MTV to prosumers and enthusiasts like college students, religious organizations and video-editing hobbyists. Founder and Executive Chairman, Joel Holland has been named one of the "Top 25 Entrepreneurs Under 25" by BusinessWeek Magazine, "Young Entrepreneur of the Year" by the United States Small Business Administration, "Entrepreneur of the Year" by Ernst and Young for the Greater Washington DC Region, and made Inc. Magazine's prestigious "30 Under 30" list in 2013. The company is based in Reston, Virginia.