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I was a participant in the South Texas Music Awards. I also took images at the event of some big name musicians in the Tejano genre. My question is; Do I have to get releases to sell these images? Do I have to get their permission to submit them into our local camera club annual show? What can I do with these images? There was no admission charge to this event, but you did have to win tickets from the radio station that sponsored the event. Public performance and fair game?
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When I am covering an event for a publication as a freelance sub contractor, and get paid by the publication for my work, I can still turn around and sell the pictures I take to people interested in buying them, and do all the time.
In all my years of shooting for publications, I have never had the need to get a signed release of every identifiable person in the photo.
I have however delt with idiots who walk up to me and say some B.S. about getting "royalties" out of this.. My usual reply is to tell them to go pound sand.