During the Rammstein show at the Wiener Stadthalle on Saturday were no agency Journalists / photographers allowed. Also in Germany, Rammstein wants to allow only photographers under strict restrictions.
Moreover, it was fixed in the contract that Rammstein may use the images free for their own purposes. The Treaty should allow the band to use some photos for websites without extra compensation. The German Journalists’ Association (DJV) has already protested and called on the record company to withdraw the photo contract.
The whole thing does not surprise me at all. Please let me know into comments if you have experienced this behavior also with other bands.