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Epidemic Sound Team Up with iStock to Make it Easier for Businesses to Create Engaging Video with New Music Offering

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  • New integration with iStock helps small and medium-sized businesses create engaging visual content all in one place and at an affordable cost
  • The partnership is making content creation more seamless for small businesses everywhere
  • The collaboration makes it safe to use content commercially and globally for any social platform, app, website, or online digital ad, without any worry of copyright claims

Stockholm, Sweden – Today, Epidemic Sound, the market-leading platform for restriction-free music, together with iStock, a leading ecommerce platform providing premium visual content to SMBs, SMEs, creatives and students everywhere, announce the launch of iStock Music, powered by Epidemic Sound, giving small businesses all over the globe access to create and customize compelling content that stands out and better engages with their customers — more easily.

With over 35,000 tracks and 90,000 high-quality sound effects available for use, iStock Music, powered by Epidemic Sound, will offer an integrated video and music experience, making content creation more seamless for small businesses everywhere. Through its industry-leading license, iStock will make it easier than ever to pair audio with video, imagery and illustrations, all under one site, and make it safe to use this content commercially and globally for any social platform, app, website, or online digital ad, without any worry.

With the addition of music, small businesses can now access a full suite of easy-to-use tools and products on iStock that work in tandem to simplify the entire user experience and help to remove any barriers to the video creation process. These tools and products include the recently launched iStock Video Editor, a free, quick and easy video maker that doesn’t require any previous design or editing experience, and the Premium Plus Video subscription, an all-in-one simple plan in which any image, video, illustration and music download counts as a single download, that’s cost effective and allows customers to license content for as low as a few dollars per asset.

"Empowering content creators is at the heart of both Epidemic Sound and iStock and we are truly excited about this collaboration,” said Tom Höglund, Chief Business Development Officer at Epidemic Sound. “It will not only bring opportunities for creators to discover the music they need to seamlessly soundtrack their content with, but it will also give them peace of mind that the tracks are fully licensed to use.”

“Sound is a quintessential part of the video experience and finding the right sound can drastically change the impact of your visual content and be a driver in connecting with audiences on a deeper level,” said Grant Farhall, Chief Product Officer at iStock. “By offering an all-in-one experience for photos, illustrations, video, and music, our goal is to not only make these creative assets more accessible and budget-friendly for our customers, but also to give businesses of all sizes the opportunity to optimize their visual strategy.”

In addition, the new integration features an intuitive search function that unlocks specific songs and sounds through unique search terms, allowing iStock customers to browse trending categories and access popular and in-demand music and tracks without hassle. Customers will also be able to uncover distinct genres and moods and music categorized under various themes to match the perfect audio to their visual content.

To explore iStock Music, powered by Epidemic Sound, visit https://www.istockphoto.com/music and to subscribe to Premium Plus Video, visit https://www.istockphoto.com/plans-and-pricing/premium-plus-video.

Sign up for a 1-month free trial today and experience the iStock difference with 10 free images on us. For more, go to https://www.istockphoto.com/plans-and-pricing/free-trial-subscription

About iStock

iStock is a leading global source of visual content offering small to mid-sized businesses and individuals a powerful way to make their message stand out to consumers. iStock offers over 145 million premium quality stock photos, illustrations, vectors and video clips sourced from the crowd and available via simple, affordable pricing. Combining iStock’s exclusive global contributor community with parent company Getty Images’ extensive resources and creative trends expertise, iStock further delivers market leading quality, curating distinct and authentic creative stock content only available at www.istock.com.

For company news and announcements, visit our Press Room; For insights visit the iStock blog. Find iStock on FacebookTwitterInstagram and LinkedIn. You can also download the iStock app where you can easily search, save and share premium quality content to create standout visual communications.

About Epidemic Sound

Epidemic Sound, the market leading platform for restriction-free music, is headquartered in Stockholm, heard around the globe and on a mission to soundtrack the world. 

The company has democratized access to music for storytellers. Its innovative digital rights model paves the way for creators - everyone from YouTubers to small businesses to the world’s largest brands - to use restriction-free music to take their content to the next level, whilst simultaneously supporting the musicians it works with both financially and creatively. 

The company was co-founded in 2009 and has offices in six major cities across the globe: Stockholm, New York, Los Angeles, Seoul, Hamburg and Amsterdam. Epidemic is backed by EQT, Blackstone Growth, Creandum, Atwater Capital, Alecta. AMF, and TIN Fonder and its Chairperson is Andrew Fisher, former CEO and Chairman of Shazam.