I was supposed to shoot Ziggy Marley last night but backed out after being presented with a similiar contract to sign.
There is no sadder group of businesss execs on this planet than the misfits that run the music biz. They're like the 'cool kids' in High School who never grew up.
All the indicators in their business are down; album sales revenue, concert revenue, concert attendance, employment in the industry. Yet they are going to keep riding that old school arrogance right into the ground.
Having your name, your brand, in the forefront of public consciousness is like oxygen in the entertainment industry. Photographers serve this purpose at every city on the tour. P*ssing them off with lazy old school thinking is counter-productive to such an obvious degree that you have to wonder if these people have any qualifications at all.
As usual, it's the artists who will suffer the consequences.