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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 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.