Shutterstock partners with Greenlight to facilitate rights clearances for editorial images.

Shutterstock’s library of 45 million+ editorial images – typically used by publishers in magazines, newspapers, textbooks, and news websites – can now be used by brands and agencies for commercial purposes. This exciting new offer comes after securing an exclusive partnership with Greenlight, the global leader in rights clearances and product licensing.

From curating images to working through Greenlight to secure all necessary third party approvals to licensing the image, Shutterstock will ensure all client needs will be met. Brands can now leverage Shutterstock’s extraordinary editorial library of celebrities, past and present, to help execute their creative vision.

Greenlight has negotiated over 20,000 clearances in the past decade and holds strong, long-standing relationships with rights holders worldwide. They exclusively represent the image rights to some of pop culture’s biggest names, including Albert Einstein, Andy Warhol, Charlie Chaplin, Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Martin Luther King, Jr., Marvin Gaye, and Sophia Loren, among others. Below are just a few images of these icons you can license commercially, only with Shutterstock. For more available iconic images across music, film, art, and fashion, click here.

Editorial Image for Commercial Use - Muhammad Ali
Image by AP/Shutterstock
Editorial Image for Commercial Use - Albert Einstein
Image by Nara Archives/Shutterstock
Editorial Image for Commercial Use - Marilyn Monroe
Photo by Kobal/Shutterstock
Editorial Image for Commercial Use - Andy Warhol
Image by Moviestore/Shutterstock
Editorial Image for Commercial Use - Elvis Presley
Photo by SNAP/Shutterstock

Through our partnership with Greenlight you can now keep clearance fees and license fees within a single, simple, and trackable workflow. Whether you’re looking for trending actors, inspirational athletes, or timeless singers for your next marketing campaign, you can now search our library for the perfect image and we’ll help you secure the rights to it, worry-free.

Contact us to find out more about using editorial images for your campaigns.