15 May 2008 iStockphoto Adds Audio
In a first for an established microstock agency, industry leader iStockphoto has announced their intentions to do for audio what they did for stock photos, illustrations and video. That is, sell lots of it.
Starting immediately, “iStockaudio” are now accepting submissions from “musicians, composers, recording engineers and audio artists”, seeking “music, spoken word tracks, sound effects, ambient loops, wild noises, field recordings”. The launch comes complete with a new audio homepage, an audio tutorial, audio application process and separate audio forum. It also follows the existing iStockphoto exclusivity model with commission rates scaled from 20 – 40% depending on canister level. Prices range from 1 to 25 credits depending on the type and complexity of the submission.
The full press release is available for download from iStockphoto’s press page.
Update 2008-05-15: I neglected to mention Jupiter are already in this space with estockmusic.com and while not integrated into StockXpert, it is microstock for audio in all other ways.