Shutterstock has launched an unlimited monthly subscription for Shutterstock Music geared toward digital content creators, including YouTubers, podcast producers, and social media managers.
The company says the service offers a cost-efficient solution to licensing unlimited high-quality tracks, priced at $149 per month.
Additionally, to meet the needs of short-form content projects, Shutterstock Music now offers shorter tracks for all license plans.
Shutterstock asserts that creating content for digital and social media channels requires tighter budgets, shorter timelines, and attention-grabbing messaging. As such, shorts, or shortened versions of a song (15, 30, and 60 seconds in length), and loops, a segment of a longer song that repeats indefinitely, are now available with every license purchased at no additional cost, enabling users to save time on edits after purchase.
With over 11,000 tracks, the Shutterstock Music library includes music curated by professional musicians. The platform offers filtering tools that allow users to search by genre, mood, popularity, among others, with playlists of popular genres and regions. All Shutterstock music tracks are royalty-free and the standard license covers web-based and business usage, including conference presentations and trade-show booths.
“Today’s creatives are often working across multiple channels to create content for various projects and audiences. We launched the music subscription to make their lives much easier,” said Christopher Cosentino, VP of Product at Shutterstock. “Whether creating a social video, a conference presentation or a podcast, our new unlimited licensing option empowers creators to license music as their needs arise and frees them to focus on the creative vision rather than worrying about budget.”