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Three Songs, No Flash!: Your Ultimate Guide to Concert Photography by Loe Beerens

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Chapter 2. Accreditation

People often come up to me and ask, "How come you always manage to get front stage during shows?" Their interest is probably not in photography, but in trying to get free access to concerts and be as close as possible to major artists like The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, or U2. I can tell you, it doesn't work that way. Only a limited number of photographers can get access, plus it is restricted to those who have an official assignment from a credible publication. It's always up to the management of the artist to decide who gets access. Management bases their decisions on information from the press officer of their record company or the press representative of the local promoter. Your request for access should always be directed ...

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