You have rights to your image, not just as artists, but simply as people. While anyone can take pictures of you at your shows and post them online, they cannot use them to make money. You alone have the right to monetize your images. Before anyone can make a profit selling pictures of you, you need to sign a release form. Otherwise, you have the legal right to sue the photographer for any cent they make selling your image. Our release outlines a list of instances in which we cannot use your image as we value at our core your safety. For example, even after you sign, we have no legal right to use your image for anything promoting explicit nudity or intense violence. This is a universal release used for street photography and works with photo-journalism. Some people in those non-music projects will check those boxes if you are consenting to those uses.
If you want to sell your image, you will need to purchase the right to use the photos from the photographer. Getting the rights will cost thousands for a good photographer. You will then need to buy the materials required to sell the image. Printing can cost thousands in and of itself. With us, you can get your pictures sold and have them distributed without you needing to pay money. We pay you for every piece of merch to do all this for you, and we have no limit to how many designs we print. when we showcase your images we'll show off how kick-ass your art is, after all, that partly why we signed you. To do this, we get you to wave what is called moral writes. This means that you are sharing the ability to use your art for free just like you can use ours — we by no means at all own anything you make. You may need to contact your PRO about this agreement tell them you are not paying for Images in exchange for not collecting royalties Vasoff Music Group. Your PRO Will Still collect form any fan that buys form us.
If you would like to get a law student at the University of Toronto to give you a free thirty-minute consultation on what you are singing with me, you can contact ALAS Legal Clinic. ALAS was founded by Paul Sanderson at Sanderson Entertainment Law.
You can see the model release here