New York, NY (PRWEB) March 10, 2012
Pond5, the pioneering online marketplace for stock media and creative components, announced today that the one-millionth clip had been added to its stock video collection, making Pond5 by far the largest and fastest-growing collection of royalty-free video on the Web. The site also offers millions of stock images, audio files, and other creative components for use as raw material in media productions of all types.
The millionth stock video, entitled Hong Kong Night Heavy Traffic (link), is a timelapse shot uploaded by Hong Kong-based artist Pui Yuen Ng.
To celebrate, Pond5 will be paying its artists 100% royalties for all sales occurring on the day of the milestone, March 4. In addition, Pui Yuen Ng will receive 100% royalties for the next $1000 of sales he receives. “Pond5 would be nothing without its artists,” said CEO Tom Bennett, “so this is a way to say thanks.”
Pond5 represents a fast-growing global talent pool of thousands of filmmakers, musicians, motion graphics designers, and other media makers, who are attracted by the site’s uniquely artist-friendly model: prices on Pond5 are set by the artists themselves, and they receive an industry-leading 50% cut on all sales. The result, says Bennett, is “the first truly dynamic marketplace for stock media and creative assets, offering the most comprehensive collection of fresh, high quality content, at the absolute best prices.”
The model is clearly working, as the site’s stock video offering has doubled in the past year, with sales following the same trajectory. Pond5 artists earned millions of dollars in royalties in 2011, and the company has been profitable since 2009.
Pond5 @ SXSW 2012: Trade Show by Day, Media Makers Soirée by Night
Pond5 will be on the ground in Austin at the SXSW trade show, from March 12-15. Stop by booth 515 to check out the new version of the site, meet the p5 crew, and pick up some great swag! Also, delicious free beer will be served daily at the booth starting at 3 p.m.
And on Tuesday night, join Pond5 at the Maggie Mae's rooftop on Austin’s famed Sixth Street for a night of incredible music, amazing visuals, and more delicious free beer (as well as other beverages). Music for the evening provided by SXSW 2012 featured artists DJ Ramesh + DJ Orthy + Bright Moments + The Lighthouse and the Whaler.
RSVP and find more details here: Media Makers Soirée.
Pond5, the World's Stock Media Marketplace, is a community-driven market for stock media. It features the world’s largest collection of royalty-free stock video, with more than 1,000,000 clips, as well as millions of photos, illustrations, music tracks, sound effects, After Effects project templates, and 3D models. All media on Pond5 is instantly downloadable, and licensed under a simple royalty-free license. This license allows for use in perpetuity in any type of media production. Pond5 content is regularly used in productions ranging from feature films and television programs to websites, magazines and video games. Prices are set by contributors, who earn 50% on each sale. Pond5 was launched in 2006. The company is based in New York City.
To learn more about Pond5, visit http://www.pond5.com.