How to start with POND5 Music Licensing Agency

“POND5 is an online marketplace for royalty-free media. The company licenses stock footage, stock music, stock photography sound effects, after effects, images and 3-D models. POND5 is reported to have the world's largest collection of stock footage, hosting more than 23.2 million clips as of August 2020”. (Source: Wikipedia)

Registration and Profile Creation:

  • Create an Account: Enter your email address, create a password, press JOIN

  • We have successfully logged in to the website and the next step is to fill our profile, we need to verify our email address later.

  • In the right upper side of display click on your profile picture (avatar) and choose SELL YOUR MEDIA



Create Artist and Fill Personal Information:

  • Fill the Basic Information, Name, Address, Phone

  • Fill information About Your Work, we check only Music

  • Upload Your ID

Note: you need to provide a valid ID, such as a driver’s license or passport and accept the POND5 Contributor Agreement

  • Only after verifying the email address in the email that was sent by POND5, we will be able to upload music

Uploading and Tagging Music:

  • Click on profile (avatar) menu and choose option UPLOADS


  • Upload Your Media - Select CHOOSE FILES and select your media

  • If you upload more than one file press ADD MORE FILES

  • After you uploaded your media you will need to wait for some time until your files has been processed

  • When yours files are processed you need to EDIT them

  • In the menu Edit Item you have to tag a lot of parameters. Items with red star(*) must be filled, they are mandatory

Note: COMPOSER field is mandatory.

  • Pricing - You will have two options for the PRICING METHOD of your music

  • Manual pricing, so you can decide the price for each song or you can choose that POND5 suggests price

  • After you finish with editing your song press Save and Submit for Review

  • After POND5 reviewed your song STATUS will be ONLINE in My Uploads sheet

Congratulations: The songs are now available for licensing.

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