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iStockphoto Expands Audio-Licensing Business

By www - Posted on 18 March 2009

At the SXSW Music Festival, the people from Getty Images-owned iStockphoto (where they must be kicking themselves for making that name such a familiar brand on the web now that they're about much more than photos) will be formally launching the most recent addition to its network today, with a collection of 30,000 royalty-free and single-production audio tracks unsurprisingly dubbed iStockaudio. This was actually partly (and unwillingly) announced early last month, but has now expanded into a much more robust audio-licensing offering.

iStock’s Standard Audio collection now includes more than 11,000 royalty-free, user-generated sound effects and music tracks from 500+ artists along with a fresh Pump Audio collection of over 18,000 single-production music tracks. Pricing hasn't changed since its launch: royalty-free tracks still start at $2 each with Pump Audio tracks going from $29.