The following is an open letter, supported by ONA and 10 media organizations, calling for discussion with performers and their management on reasonable credentialing and ownership of photos and videos for concerts:
Dear Performing Artists,
The associations and organizations listed below represent and assist thousands of photographers, reporters, editors, publishers, media entities and others dedicated to informing the public about issues that matter to their communities and personal interests.
Our members have long enjoyed a strong working relationship with the athletes and entertainers they cover, but lately that relationship is becoming strained as more and more performers (from the Foo Fighters to Janet Jackson and others in between) are making unreasonable demands for the “privilege” of covering your concerts. Sadly, the people we both are trying to serve are the ones who end up losing as a result.Learn more