Artists and Performers’ Rights
Performers have rights in their Performances – this covers actors, dancers, mime artists, singers, musicians and comedians as well as those giving readings and recitations. A performer has the right to give or refuse his or her consent to the recording of a performance (known as the non-property right). If a recording is made the performer has the right to control the uses made of the recording – in a similar way to copyright – this covers, the reproduction, distribution, rental and lending and making available of the work on the internet (known as the property rights).
If you have not signed a ‘release form’ giving your consent to the recording then you could have a claim against the person who has made and/or exploited the recording. We are happy to advise on contracts between promoters and or venues and performers and all aspects of performers rights.