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SmartSound and Artbeats Announce Partnership

Team up to provide the industry's leading royalty-free music and stock footage (May 13, 2005)

SmartSound Software, Inc., the leading provider of soundtrack creation technology for visual content creators, has announced a partnership to deliver software and royalty-free music to customers of Artbeats, a leading provider of royalty-free stock footage. Artbeats customers can get the award winning SmartSound Sonicfire Pro soundtrack creation software for free with qualifying purchases of Artbeats footage and a SmartSound Music two-pack.

"With each company focusing on its own field of expertise, this partnership creates an ideal location for customers looking for royalty-free content throughout the entire creative process," said Kevin Klingler, President and CEO of SmartSound Software. "Customers can feel confident that they are getting the most comprehensive solution possible for royalty-free music and stock footage at an affordable price through the combined power of SmartSound and Artbeats."

When Artbeats customers select certain video footage products to purchase, the online store will recommend a two-pack of SmartSound music that has been tested and recommended for that footage. Customers can add the music two-pack to their Artbeats order for only $199 and new SmartSound users will receive a free copy of SmartSound's Sonicfire Pro.

"Working with SmartSound allows us to provide a high-quality soundtrack solution that is proven and respected," said Phil Bates, President of Artbeats. "This partnership creates a one-stop location for our customers by offering highest quality royalty-free footage and music for their projects. Artbeats customers that are new to SmartSound will benefit by getting the innovative Sonicfire Pro software for free with this exclusive offer."

About Artbeats
Artbeats, founded in 1989, is an award-winning provider of royalty-free stock footage and still imagery for broadcast, film features, commercial, desktop video, game development and multimedia. The Artbeats Digital Film Library includes nature, special effects, scenics, aerials, lifestyles, backgrounds and much more. Quality, resolution and pricing make Artbeats one of the leading choices by industry professionals. The library includes over 330 titles, 102 of which are high-definition. Artbeats is headquartered in Myrtle Creek, Ore. with a staff of artists, producers, technicians and marketers. Some of Artbeats' clients include MTV, Direct TV, Country Music Awards, American Idol, Universal Studios, Pixar, CNN, Activision and many more.

For more information or to purchase clips, visit the company's Web site at

About SmartSound Software, Inc.
SmartSound Software Inc., The Soundtrack Company, is the developer and marketer of the SmartSound family of audio software and music products - the world leader in soundtrack creation technology for visual content creators. SmartSound technology is available for Windows XP, ME, 2000, and NT 4.0 or better and Macintosh OS 9.1-9.2.2 and OSX 10.1 or higher. SmartSound products include: Sonicfire® Pro, Quicktracks® for Premiere® Pro and Movie Maestro® soundtrack creation software and the Producer, Edge, Audio Palette, Sound Palette, and Movie Music series of music and sound effects add-on CDs.

The company is headquartered in Northridge, CA, and can be reached by phone at 818-920-9122, by fax at 818-920-9152 or on the Web at


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