Licensing · Entertainment

Best practices for using celebrity pictures on your website?

Luis Berga Co-Founder at Music Meets Video

September 22nd, 2014

Working on a project that requires celebrity pictures on our site and we are trying to find a good source for pictures. I've seen some services that charge a monthly fee vs paying for individual pictures and was wondering what other folks have done as a cost effective way to stay on top of any potential licensing issues. 

Thanks for any suggestions! 

Corey Blaser Sailor. Mormon. Entrepreneur.

September 22nd, 2014

Pay careful attention to the licenses. A-lister photos are usually licensed for editorial use only unless you pay them for endorsements, etc., and even then generally have extended provisions that you must abide by. 

Getty Images has a division specifically for celeb photos that can help you get the right licenses and permissions.

John Duffield

September 22nd, 2014

I know the founding team of Its awesome and in beta with great traction.
Let me know if you want an introduction. 

Michael Brill Technology startup exec focused on AI-driven products

September 22nd, 2014

I hear iCloud is pretty good.