Micro-Stock Celebrity Photo Marketplace Adding 25,000 Images Per Day
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 16, 2011 – AudioMicro, Inc., which operates a network of digital content licensing marketplaces, announced today that its celebrity picture marketplace, ImageCollect.com, now has more than one and a half million photos available for download. With a robust collection of archival imagery and current content being supplied by top entertainment photographers, ImageCollect is on pace to become one of the world’s largest celebrity photo databases, just five months after launch.
“We’re incredibly excited about this landmark, but it is only a small sign of things to come,” said Ryan Born, chief executive officer, ImageCollect. “We’re adding new celebrity pictures at a rate of approximately 25,000 images per day, with more than 2.5 million photos still to be added. We expect more than 4 million images to be available before 2012.”
Celebrity photos in the ImageCollect library range from captivating archival material, such as shots of a young and exuberant JFK in the oval office, to photos of today’s biggest stars attending red carpet events. ImageCollect aims to disrupt the celebrity photo market by applying the micro-stock business model of successful sites like iStockphoto, Shutterstock, and Fotolia to the editorial licensing space. The company aims to make celebrity imagery available to new media buyers and fans under simple pricing and licensing terms. Early customers include US Weekly, Life & Style, Tribune Media Services, NY Times Magazine, and Star Magazine, among many others.
About AudioMicro, Inc.
AudioMicro, Inc. operates a network of digital content licensing marketplaces, each targeted at a specific vertical – cartoons, celebrity pictures, royalty free music, sound effects, and tattoo designs. The company is venture-backed by DFJ Frontier and Fotolia LLC. For more information, visit AudioMicroInc.com.