2018 NAB Show Preview: Stock footage and production music

The 2018 NAB Show begins in just days at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The annual show brings together the media, entertainment and technology (known as “M.E.T.”) world for diverse discussions and insights into where the broadcast world is headed alongside the largest trade show for new equipment, software and hardware for production.

Along with our extensive coverage of all the pre-show news and announcements, the top sessions to attend and even the best NAB Show parties; we’ve prepared a series of NAB Show Preview articles to help you plan your show floor experience, brought to you by Leyard and Planar.

This guide covers the stock content market, including stock footage and production music for broadcast, film and streaming.

We hope you’ll use our guide as a starting point for your show schedule alongside the “Map Your Show” tool from the NAB Show.

Adobe Stock

South Lower Hall – #SL4610

Part of Adobe’s broad creative offering, Adobe Stock integrates directly with Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobe apps such as Photoshop to allow for millions of high-quality images, graphics, videos, templates, and 3D assets to easily be integrated and used.

APM Music

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APM Music is a production music library offering professionally produced music for every type of media. With over 600,000 high-quality tracks, APM is a complete resource for music and includes a custom division.


de Wolfe Music

Central Hall – #C8818

Encompassing a century of recorded material, de Wolfe Music’s 100,000 track music library offers authentic sounds spanning nearly every genre and style of music.


Central Hall – #C2158

DroneStock is a marketplace for creative content exclusively shot by drones. The site features the largest collection of stock drone imagery on the internet available in a range of budgets.

Killer Tracks

South Lower Hall – #SL7616

Killer Tracks is a source for pre-cleared music for film, television, advertising and interactive media. With more than 2,800 active albums from 38 global libraries, the Killer Tracks catalog spans every genre and features original works from some of the music industry’s most innovative composers, artists and producers.


Central Hall – #C1319

Pond5 connects producers, creative directors, and editors to more than 60,000 filmmakers and creators in over 150 countries. The companny’s platform includes more than ten million royalty-free video clips, plus millions of music tracks, sound effects, and other high-quality media.


Central Hall – #C3044

Storyblocks, previously known as Videoblocks, is a stock media content provider that offers rates a fraction of the usual cost. Using a subscription model, Storyblocks allows members to save while artists earn more, including the latest formats—like VR and 360° video.

Explore more of our NAB Show Preview series to help map your show floor visit, including lighting design, display technology, weather and traffic systems, production switchers, music and much more.