May 13, 2005


NORTHRIDGE, CA - SmartSound Software, the provider of soundtrack creation technology, has announced a partnership to deliver software and royalty-free music to customers of Artbeats (, a provider of royalty-free stock footage. Artbeats customers can now get SmartSound Sonicfire Pro soundtrack creation software for free with qualifyed 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," says Kevin Klingler, president/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," says 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."