Ariana Grande is upset with unauthorized use of her image. She and her team are claiming that they've encountered "multiple instances" where concert images have been used on unlicensed merch - things like calendars, photo books, memorabilia, and more.
The new concert limits photographers to covering only the first three songs at a concert from the pit. It also states that all photos are shot on a “work-made-for-hire” basis, meaning the photographer agrees to transfer all rights (including copyright) to Grande’s company.
Finally, if photographers wish to use the photos they shoot for any purpose, including journalism, they must receive written approval from Grande's camp.
Gotta protect the brand.