I have a question and after searching the web forever I have gotten closer to an answer but need some direct insight. Words are extremely important, you have to get them right!! What did this so called production company have to do with the concert
I was hired by a production company to shoot a concert for the Eli Young Band and their openers. There was no photography contract between the production company and the bands. The purpose of the photos is to promote what the production company can do by way of timel apse and general concert photos(wid/tele).
Did they actually promote the concert
What was their connection with the concert if they didn't promote it, did they have a contract with the concert promotor to provide a service
When I hear the words production company
, I think of a company that would produce a concert film
, a Feature Film or a TV Commercial.
is someone who promotes concerts (and other live events like auto races). A producer
is person who produces a Film/TV Show.
I am under the impression that I would own the photos unless my contract with the production company dictated they were the owners of the photos(it didn't).
If you were an employee
who was paid an hourly wage and was directly supervised, that would be a work for hire
, and they would own the copyright. Otherwise it's yours.
We(the prod. company and I) are getting ready to post the photos online but we are concerned the band may say they own those rights.
Does the production company have a contract with any of the artists
A contract should spell this out. If there is no contract why not