The sound-sharing service SoundCloud is rolling out a partnership with Getty Images that will let users sell licenses to their original sounds and music. By providing some basic paperwork, users will gain access to a button they can attach to their clips, inviting advertisers, media and others to pay to use the sounds through Getty’s well-established licensing processes.
At least initially, SoundCloud will not take any share of the royalties.
By opting in with some basic paperwork, users vouch that they hold all relevant rights to the clip. The deal users enter into with Getty is non-exclusive, so sound engineers and artists can continue to use and market their work.