New York, NY (November 13, 2009)–Pond5.com has added stock music and sound effects to its collection of downloadable royalty-free stock media.
The audio side of Pond5 launches with more than 15,000 sound effects and over 3,000 production music tracks. Pond5 offers over 240,000 royalty-free stock footage clips, with reportedly thousands more added each week.
Pond5’s open marketplace model allows anyone with professional quality stock audio or video content to upload it and sell on the site, which currently represents more than 2,000 individuals and companies. Pond5 offers 50 percent royalties to artists, and allows artists to set prices themselves. Prices start at $2 for sound effects, $5 for music or video.
A number of large audio collections are on board for launch, including Blastwave FX, a library of more than 30,000 HD sound effects, whose entire collection will be available for by-the-track purchase on Pond5.
As with video, audio on Pond5 will be licensed under a simple royalty-free license, which permits global, all media, in perpetuity use for productions. Users of Pond5 stock footage and audio range from film and television giants like Dreamworks, CBS and the History Channel, to small and independent producers in all areas, including advertising, corporate, web, nonprofit, gaming, digital signage and event video.
Pond5 has also opened up a “Free Pool” of sound effects, which will feature a rotating selection of 25 free sound effects, ranging from car crashes to insect noises to electronic whooshes and beeps.