Media Credentials Guidelines

Flash photography, video, and removable lens cameras are not permitted. We livestream and archive each show – flashes cause serious problems for our footage.

Absolutely no access to the green room/backstage area without prior permission. We try to protect this area for our artists and keep it a no-media zone.

Upon arrival, photographers must check in with our staff photographer, Anthony Scarlati – he will provide direction on where you may shoot (for example, you are not allowed to walk in front of the stage or in front of our cameras).

Media representative is not to distribute business cards/promotional material, and is not to appear to solicit the artists in any way. If you have a photo, article, or item you wish to share with the artist, forward to Laurie and she will make sure the artist receives it.

Media accreditation is reserved for working members of the media. If you do not qualify for credentials, we invite you to purchase a ticket for any show. Our media rules will still apply.

Media passes are for media representatives only; free passes are not available for rep’s guests.

If your credentials are approved, you will be notified by email a few days prior to the event date. Credentials will be ready in your name at the Box Office at 6:00pm on the day of the show; please present the approval email that you receive.

By accepting media credentials, you agree to forward to us tear sheets, links, or copies of your coverage within two weeks of the event date, if we request them.

When referring to our show, please note the correct name – MUSIC CITY ROOTS: LIVE FROM THE FACTORY.

Due to the large number of requests we receive, we cannot guarantee access to any particular show.

The staff of Music City Roots, Heng Dai Media, and The Factory are not responsible for the security of any laptops, photo, or broadcast equipment or other items brought onto the event site.

Misconduct or misrepresentation of your position and/or publication/news organization, and/or violation of the above-listed rules, may revoke your media credential for this and other Music City Roots programs.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. We appreciate your coverage and hope you enjoy the show.

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