Exclusive Video Artist Benefits

Receive 60-90% of every sale, extra marketing, greater control, and more value for your work.
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Exclusive artists differentiate Pond5 as the #1 destination for stock footage. That’s why we offer an industry-leading 60% royalty rate when you sell your footage exclusively with us—more than twice as much as competing sites.

60%

Take home 60% of every sale.

up to 90%

Take home up to 90% when you refer new customers.

By going exclusive, you’ll be protecting the value of your work, maximizing its worth, and saving time by uploading to just one platform. Plus, if you choose to participate in our Global Partner Program, you’ll earn even more when your work is distributed through our worldwide network of trusted resellers. No other marketplace gives you this degree of control over where and how your work is sold.

Pond5 Exclusive Video Artists also benefit from specialized programs designed to spotlight their content—including prominent branding for buyers to easily find and identify their work, unique positioning in our sales channels, and high-profile features in Pond5 marketing and promotions.

Review all the benefits below, and get started as an Exclusive Video Artist today!

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Benefits

Pond5 Exclusive Artists

Non-Exclusive Artists

Industry-Leading Revenue Share
60%
40%
Full Pricing Flexibility
Yes
No
Pond5 Exclusive Branding in Search Results
Yes
No
Choose the Right Pond5 Partnership Programs for You
Yes
No
Participation in Exclusive Artist Marketing & Awareness Programs
Yes
No
24/7 Artist Account Management & Support
Yes - Priority
Yes - Standard
Equal Ranking Preference in Search Results
Yes
Yes
Participation in Traditional Marketing & Awareness Programs
Yes
Yes
Additional Revenue Through Pond5 Referral Program
Yes
Yes

Benefits

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Have questions about this program? Contact us at support@pond5.com.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I become an exclusive video artist?

Many artists are struggling with industry dynamics that commoditize and severely undercut the value of their work through low-value pricing deals. As a Pond5 artist, you protect that value by setting your own prices and deciding which programs you participate in. Plus, as an exclusive video artist, you’ll earn a 65% royalty rate on every sale and up to 90% when you refer new customers.

What content is considered exclusive?

We consider content exclusive if it is not uploaded to or available for sale on any other marketplace. You can still continue to use your Pond5 exclusive content for your own purposes and sell and promote it directly on your own personal sites and channels.

How are exclusive artists promoted in marketing?

  • All exclusive content is prominently branded in search results so buyers can easily identify it. We also enable users to filter for exclusive content.
  • Our global sales organization provides all buyers options to license both exclusive and non-exclusive content.
  • We promote exclusive artists on social media, our blog, in curated collections, and in emails to our customers.
  • Videos promoted on the home page, and in curated collections, social media, and broader communications are biased towards exclusive artists.

How can I take advantage of this program as an existing Pond5 artist?

Just click the “Get Started” button to begin the process of setting up your portfolio as an exclusive artist.

What if I have content on other marketplaces, but I want to join this program?

You can still join the program today! We’ve built in a two-week buffer period to allow you to remove your content from other marketplaces. Just be sure to select the grace period option when you sign up.

What if I do not want to be an exclusive artist?

Artists who choose to remain Non-Exclusive may continue to distribute on any other marketplace. You can also be assured that this will have no impact on your rank in the Pond5 search results.

Where can I find the updated Contributor Agreement?

All details related to this program can be found in the updated Contributor Agreement here.

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