When I founded VideoBlocks, I wanted to build a different type of stock media company—one that made high-quality content affordable while always treating artists fairly. The launch of the video Marketplace in 2015 was a huge leap forward towards this goal, and now contributors have even more ways to earn with our new image Marketplace. It’s been an awesome ride so far, and it’s all thanks to you, our creative community. As the next step in this evolution, I’m super excited to announce that we’re bringing our expanding libraries together under one brand: Storyblocks!
So, what’s changing? As Storyblocks, we’re still the same artist-friendly company, but now we have even more to offer our community. We have 10 million new images in our Marketplace, a streamlined user experience, and a single destination for contributors to upload footage, photos, templates, images, and more.
Here’s what you need to know about Storyblocks:
Pricing and Commission Stay the Same
Almost everything will remain the same for contributors, including our pricing and commission structure. We’ve already paid out over $6 million to artists since launching the video Marketplace two years ago.
Same Artist-Friendly Company, New Name
Videoblocks is now part of Storyblocks, and we have a new look—notice the bright yellow? Don’t worry, we are still the same company and the exact same people!
Graphicstock Is Now Storyblocks
We’ve transitioned GraphicStock.com into Storyblocks.com/stock-image and incorporated our new image Marketplace. Content uploaded to the image Marketplace is now available to the same member base (formerly GraphicStock members).
We expect the launch of Storyblocks to bring in new types of customers as well! Content uploaded to our video Marketplace will still be available for sale at videoblocks.com, though you may notice some branding updates.
New Image Marketplace
The addition of the image Marketplace means even more opportunity for you to sell your work. We partner with artists and split commission an even 50/50 on every Marketplace sale.
Updated Contributor Portal
You will definitely notice that the contributor portal has a new look. It has been given the Storyblocks treatment, but it is still your home for uploading and managing both video and image content. It is now available at contribute.storyblocks.com.
This transformation has been an adventure, and we’re going to keep pushing things further as Storyblocks—always mindful that when the community wins, we win.
We’re thrilled to share these updates and improvements with you, and looking forward to the continued enhancement of our contributor services. Storyblocks is the future of stock media, and you are essential to the next chapter!
-Joel, Storyblocks Founder and Executive Chairman