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Rightsmith Selected as Shutterstock's Exclusive Reseller in Japan for Enterprise Customers

Rightsmith Group, a global company that refines, manages, and monetizes digital content for professional rights holders, announced that its Japanese entity, Rightsmith K.K., became the exclusive reseller of the Premier License for Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE:SSTK), a leading global provider of commercial digital imagery and music, in the Japanese market.

Shutterstock’s Premier License is designed to serve for creative professionals such as advertisers, advertisement agencies, production houses, TV Networks, publishers, and digital creative agencies, by providing extensive coverage of license, indemnification, and services. Customers can use the content worldwide on all media, with full indemnification, unlimited seats, with third-party license transfer rights, including sensitive uses, and with simple, pre-negotiated pricing. In addition, the Premier License also includes extensive services such as free high-resolution comps, research support, and custom reporting which keeps track of purchases and downloads. All these rights and services are only available on the Shutterstock Premier License, and has been widely accepted by media professionals worldwide. For more details, please visit here or contact us at [email protected].

“We are excited to introduce Shutterstock’s Premier License to our customers in Japan,” says CEO at Rightsmith K.K. Mica Imamura. “The quality and scope of the Shutterstock library combined with a terrific user interface and reasonable pricing will certainly benefit the content creators in Japan.”

"As we continue to focus on and expand our enterprise business, Japan is an important market for us," says Ben Pfeifer, Shutterstock's Vice President of New Business. "Given its experience and depth of local knowledge, the Rightsmith team is the ideal partner to help us launch Shutterstock Premier in Japan."

To learn more about Shutterstock Premier License in Japan, please visit here or contact a sales representative at [email protected]/+81.3.4530.9822. For press inquiries, please contact [email protected].

About Rightsmith Group/Rightsmith K.K.

Rightsmith Group is a global company that refines, manages, and monetizes content from professional rights holders. The company was founded by industry veterans from the United States, Japan, and Australia. Rightsmith K.K. is its Japanese entity headquartered in Tokyo, and was founded to service key clients in Japan as well as clients in Asia such as Korea, China, and India. Rightsmith curates and designs workflows to best distribute digital content to maximize its value. For creators, Rightsmith offers affordable access to rights from around the world, with an emphasis on licensing complex rights such as sports, news, and high-value creative content. For more information, please visit Also get connected with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin.

About Shutterstock, Inc.

Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), is a leading global provider of high-quality licensed photographs, vectors, illustrations, videos and music to businesses, marketing agencies and media organizations around the world. Working with its growing community of over 60,000 contributors, Shutterstock adds tens of thousands of images each week, and currently has more than 40 million images and 1.9 million video clips available. Headquartered in New York City, with offices in Amsterdam, Berlin, Chicago, Denver, London, Paris and San Francisco, Shutterstock has customers in more than 150 countries. The company also owns Bigstock, a value-oriented stock media agency; Offset, a high-end image collection; Skillfeed, an online marketplace for learning; and WebDAM, a cloud-based digital asset management service for businesses. For more information, please visit, and follow Shutterstock on Twitter or on Facebook.

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