MUMBAI: Getty Images, creator and distributor of visual content and other digital media, and the independent filmed entertainment studio Lionsgate have announced a new partnership that will make Lionsgate film scores and soundtracks available for commercial licensing through Getty Images’ music licensing business. The first offering will be the Academy Award-nominated score from Lionsgate’s critically acclaimed box office hit 3:10 to Yuma. The score was composed by first-time Oscar-nominee Marco Beltrami, a composer known for his unique approaches to recording.
“With the progressive and suspenseful 3:10 to Yuma score and Lionsgate’s other original musical content, we will continue providing the richest and most diverse archive of music available for licensing online,” said Getty Images executive vice president of imagery, products and services Nick Evans-Lombe. “From its acquisition of Pump Audio to the launch of Soundtrack last year, Getty Images has made significant investments in music and music licensing. We provide unparalleled choice and access to all the content that today’s creative professionals need.”
“The Soundtrack tool from Getty Images allows creative professionals to easily find, license and use the broad array of exciting content in Lionsgate’s growing music library,” said Lionsgate president of music and publishing Jay Faires. “Because the gettyimages.com site receives four million unique visitors per month, bringing our music to Getty Images exponentially increases consumer access to our product. Our partnership reflects Lionsgate’s commitment to unique relationships incorporating state-of-the-art technology to continue growing our music business.”
As part of Getty Images’ initiative to offer an expanded online musical platform for a broad range of commercial uses, popular artists and titles will soon be added to its alternative music collection. Additional musical content from Lionsgate that will soon be available for licensing includes scores from Lionsgate’s critically acclaimed television drama Mad Men on AMC; the hit television comedy series Weeds on Showtime, which features an eclectic mix of pop icons covering the classic Little Boxes for the opening theme song; and music from such Academy Award-winning Lionsgate feature films as Crash and Monster’s Ball.