Getty Images Signs Two New Partnerships

Getty Images has signed a strategic partnership with Universal Music Group and will be the Global content partner for the Volvo Ocean Race


Getty Images, the world’s leading creator and distributor of visual and digital media content, today announced it has formed a strategic partnership with Universal Music Group. Under the terms of the agreement, Getty Images’ photographers will have access to Universal Music’s eclectic array of artists (including those with affiliated labels), with exclusive opportunities to capture them in concert, back-stage, at launches and private events and therefore enabling customers and consumers to get even closer to the music. In addition, Getty Images will work with selected artists from Universal Music to develop broader photographic shoots, including album and PR content.

Lee Martin, Senior Vice President, Sales Europe, Japan & Australia of Getty Images said: “We are delighted to partner with Universal Music, which will offer a unique opportunity for the creation and licensing of music content. With exclusive access to some of the world’s leading artists, Getty Images will also be on hand to shoot bands away from the public eye, helping to bring to life unique content that will help showcase their passion and creativity. ”

Quick Facts on Getty Images and Universal Music:

  • Getty Images currently holds over 200,000 images of Universal Music artists
  • Getty Images has coverage of 268 Universal Music artists
  • Getty Images has an average of 711 images per artist
  • 150 Universal Music artists were covered by Getty Images in recent events
  • Getty Images is already working with over 25 Universal Music agencies and labels


Getty Images is proud to announce that they have been appointed as Global Content Partner to the prestigious Volvo Ocean Race. The partnership, which has been announced today, is effective until July 2012 and will see Getty Images providing distribution services for all photographic and digital content through its website, a live feed service and its portal.

As a trusted and renowned supplier of sport related content to media around the world, which includes Official Photographic Partner to the International Olympics Committee and Authorised Photographic Agency of FIFA, Getty Images has proven experience in working in direct partnership with rights holders and governing bodies to ensure content is presented and distributed to the widest relevant media.

Lee Martin, Senior Vice President, Sales Europe & Asia Pacific, Getty Images said: “We are delighted to announce our partnership with the Volvo Ocean Race. We look forward to providing our clients with the iconic moments from this renowned sporting event, through our first-class distribution services.”

Volvo Ocean Race, Marketing and Communications Director, Pedro Galvan said: “The Volvo Ocean Race is extremely pleased to be working with Getty Images. An event such as the Volvo Ocean Race requires a sophisticated distribution network, and utilising their world class distribution services means that we can spread our content as widely as possible

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