Pond5. No…I don’t know why they call it that.

pond5_large_bluePond5 is “the World’s Stock Media Marketplace.” At least that’s their tagline. There are other places that sell stock photos, videos, music and whatnot. But Pond5 is one of the big ones with over 1.5 million videos, 8 million photos and 100,000 songs, all available for royalty free use. For a price, of course.

I mention this only because writing music is one of the things that has taken much of my time recently. And many of those songs are currently on Pond5, waiting to be listened to, loved, bought and downloaded. Some people are making decent money doing this. One I looked at tonight has sold over 1300 downloads of various songs over the course of three years, netting him roughly $30,000.

I’ve sold 2. But I’m actually pretty excited about that because I haven’t been on the site for very long and the fact is, I’m not sure how anyone found those songs to download.

Which is what makes today even more exciting in many respects. Because today I discovered that one of my songs, “Kells,” is featured in a Pond5 promo which offers 50 files (a variety of media) for free. This is something “artists” such as myself can opt in to, hoping to get seen and heard. Hoping that giving away a song will lead to sales down the road. So. Check it out. I mean…listen to it, download it (it’s free for the time being). Click on it (lots), and you can also follow the link to my profile and hear the other songs I’ve uploaded so far. Some may sound familiar if you were around for the 30 Days of Recording. Here’s a preview of Kells.

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You can also click on this button and buy lots of stuff and I’ll get a cut. Sounds like a great deal.

Royalty-Free Stock Video at Pond5

May 23, 2013  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: music, stuff I think is cool

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