Introducing: Shutterstock and the Media Marketplace

Introducing: Shutterstock and the Media Marketplace

We know that making a great video takes more than just a great idea. Capturing an audience's attention requires both a great story and amazing visuals.

When we started Lumen5 almost two years ago, we had a very limited library made up of images and videos available online for free. Over the past two years, we've made it our mission to source the best images and videos available, pay to license it, and make it available to as many people as possible.

Today we are thrilled to announce that we are bringing millions more images and videos from Shutterstock to Lumen5. Along with it, we're introducing a new Media Marketplace, bringing you even more great media.

New Unlimited Libraries

With the addition of Shutterstock, you now have over two million premium images and videos to use in your projects.

We are integrating all unlimited media into a single Library tab. You will now find a fantastic collection of great media from Videoblocks, as well as all unlimited-to-use media from Shutterstock.

This media is available only to folks on our Premium and Business plans.

Introducing: Media Marketplace

Today, we're also announcing the media marketplace, your one-stop shop for the absolute best premium media. This collection of media is available exclusively to Business customers. Here you will find a combined 160 million images and videos from Shutterstock. Find this content in the new Marketplace

The cost to license this media from Shutterstock directly can run you to hundreds of dollars per image or video. As a Lumen5 Business customer, you'll get access to 25 premium assets every month. This media is perfect for your most important social videos and ads.

You may be wondering, "how do I get more marketplace credits?". Our support group and we'll work with you to craft a custom plan to meet your needs!

I have questions!

Great! We have answers. Be sure to check out our guide to learn about how premium media works as well as the mechanics of premium media assets.

If you have questions about these changes and how they affect you, our support team is ready and able to help!