I just had to Their media guy tried to explain to me how the business of photography worked, it's all about the performer, apparently. He wasn't able to answer the question "what's in it for me?".
I can't believe people agree to these ridiculous contracts. This business is doomed.
1. The Photographer/Videographer hereby shall assigns, transfers and delivers to Artist, its successors and assigns, certain heretofore unpublished original photographs/video inc. digital ﬁles and/or negatives, (hereinafter called the "Photos"or “VIDEO”) including all copyrights thereof including without limitations all rights, claims, and demands in any way relating thereto whether now known or hereafter to become known and the exclusive right to secure copyright in the Photos/ Video throughout the entire world; and the exclusive right to hold the said copyright and all rights of whatsoever nature now and hereafter existing under any agreements or licenses relating thereto, for and during the full terms of all said copyrights. In further consideration of this agreement herein contained, Photographer hereby assigns, transfers and delivers to Artist, its successors and assigns, all renewals and extensions of the copyrights of the Photos/Video to which Photographer may be now or hereafter entitled, and all registrations thereof, and all rights of any and every nature now and hereafter hereunder existing, for the full terms of all such renewals and extensions of copyrights in The UNITED STATES and every other country of the world. However Photographer will be credited at all times with a photographer’s credit in connection with any of the photos or video delivered hereunder (provided any inadvertent, non-systematic failure to do so shall not be deemed a material breach of this agreement). Photographer shall obtain Artist’s written consent prior to making any personal, non-commercial use of Photos/ Videos, such consent not to be unreasonably withheld.