Micro Stock, also known as micro payment, is a concept new to musicians, audio engineers, and sounds effects engineers, as it is commonly used in the photography industry.? A common misconception about micro payment is that the quality of the music is somehow inferior to traditional rights managed music.? The idea that micro stock music is of an inferior quality is totally incorrect.? In fact, a great deal of the content found on micro stock audio and micro stock music sites is superior to the tracks found on high end licensor’s, it’s just that the content comes from un-signed and artists that choose to purposefully bypass the record labels and better maintain control of their content and rights.? AudioMicro allows its artists to maintain exclusive copyright ownership in their content.? The only rights that are given to AudioMicro are the non-exclusive right to license this content, in exchange for a healthy royalty share of 50%.? The artists can revoke his / her content from the site at any time (perhaps after striking a deal with a major), so there is really zero risk on behalf of the artists.? What many folks don’t realize is that, in the micro stock photography realm, there are many artists making well over $100,000 per year selling their content strictly on micro stock websites.? We feel that this handsome annual income is easily attainable for micro stock music licensees as more and more big advertising clients turn away from traditional, high priced, rights managed licensing and begin to adopt micro stock music and micro stock audio and the preferred method of licensing audio content for commercial and editorial use.