The Music Biz vs Photographers: Part I.
In keeping with our commitment to serve up timely topics, we’re launching a series of posts focusing on music licensing for professional photographers. Share your experience and voice your opinion by commenting below!
Over the last few months there has been buzz about photographers and filmmakers getting fined or sued for using unlicensed music on their websites, slideshows and videos.
There are plenty of forum posts and magazine articles where photographers share their opinions on the matter, but I thought it would be interesting to hear directly from someone inside the music industry. Living in Nashville, it is fairly easy to connect with music business leaders and artists. So, let me introduce you to my friend John Thompson, Director of one of EMI’s publishing departments.
John has been an influential figure in the music industry for over 20 years. He has worked in both the business and