In 2009, I started a stock media company with a single vision: to provide premium creative content by creatives, for creatives. This idea grew into VideoBlocks, followed by the launch of GraphicStock, AudioBlocks, and subsequently our enterprise offering. Now, we’re launching our new image Marketplace with 10M images and bringing our expanding libraries and brands together as Storyblocks.
So, what is Storyblocks? Put simply, Storyblocks is a one-stop-shop for high quality stock media for a reasonable cost. We’re the same artist-friendly company that we’ve always been, but now we have even more to offer across the entire spectrum of the creative community. From hobbyists to production studios, Storyblocks provides creators with unique video, image, and audio building blocks for creative storytelling.
So what does this mean for our business customers? Not much is changing. You’ll still get the same great perks our enterprise plan provides: simple licensing, un-watermarked comps, and up to $1M in indemnification coverage, just to name a few. We’ll still provide studios and media companies with the flexibility to download a few choice clips or images via our corporate rate card agreement which now covers both video and image Marketplace content. Our API customers will still have access to the Storyblocks API, with all the functionality you’re used to.
But we aren’t satisfied with the status quo. With the shift to Storyblocks, our enterprise team has a renewed focus on better understanding and serving the creative business community. Storyblocks is dedicated to developing new ways to make stock media easier to access and more affordable not just for individuals, but also for creative professionals and corporations as well.
I’m blown away by how far we’ve come and it’s thanks to you, our creative community. We began as a small, upstart content platform and now we’ve reached more than 100 million downloads by creators worldwide. Our transformation has been an adventure, and we’re going to keep pushing things even further as Storyblocks—always mindful that when the community wins, we win.
We hope you’ll join us as we continue to expand and enhance our products. Storyblocks is all about the future of stock media, and I invite you to be a part of our next chapter!
–-Joel Holland, Storyblocks Founder and Executive Chairman