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Press Release |  29 Oct 2010 12:10 |  By RnMTeam

Getty Images and Sony/ATV Music Publishing Sign Distribution Partnership

MUMBAI: Getty Images, Inc., a leading creator and distributor of digital media, today announced an agreement with Sony/ATV Music Publishing, the renowned music publishing company, to license and distribute its expansive Spin City library of R&B, soul, jazz, urban, hip hop, classical and orchestral music. Custom created for Sony/ATV by some of the leading producers and session players in New York City, the pre-cleared Spin City library is available to Getty Images' customers at www.gettyimages.com/Music for commercial licensing in broadcast and film production, motion pictures, advertising,
websites and other new media.

"With the addition of the Sony/ATV Spin City catalog, Getty Images continues to strengthen its position in the global media environment as a leading digital media content provider," says Jonathan Klein, Co-Founder and CEO of Getty Images. "This partnership enables us to support our customers' growing demand for premium music content."

"Sony/ATV recognizes that there is tremendous opportunity for growth in the commercial market through innovative digital media channels," says Martin Bandier, Chairman and CEO of Sony/ATV Music Publishing. "Getty Images' powerful distribution platform and leading multimedia licensing model enables Sony/ATV to further reach these new audiences. "

Renowned for its leading collections of digital media content, Getty Images' extensive music offering contains a growing collection of over 100,000 pre-cleared original music tracks by some of the world's best independent artists and bands for use in broadcast and film production, advertising and other media projects. The new Sony/ATV collection joins Getty Images' existing Pump Audio and Premium Playlist catalogs music from major and independent recording artists, music publishers, and management companies.