Why Apple Rejected My Britney Spears Themed Animated Stickers

Want a ”Piece of Britney” on iMessage? Sorry, you can’t—at least for now.

Talk about my most recent, albeit rejected, animated sticker pack for iMessage has been circulating. In an effort for others to understand the issue, I’m publishing this post to clear things up and ask for your advice.  Read More …

Before completing my original “Piece of Britney” stickers, I did hours of research on two subjects: Right of Publicity laws involving celebrities and a way to contact Britney Spears or her management. In the end, it all led to unsubstantiated, outdated contact information and vague regulations.

So, I submitted the stickers, figuring Apple would lead me down the right path. Thankfully, they did, giving me this clear advise: “Please provide documentary evidence of rights to use this content in your app. Once Legal has reviewed your documentation and confirms its validity, we will proceed with the review of your app.”

Simple, right? Well, like I said, there is so much misinformation about who and how to contact Britney and her team. 

I understand and agree with Apple’s decision to postpone the sticker pack until I have proper documentation—but I still want fans to enjoy it! Maybe you, the reader, can help me out.

If you want to see “Piece of Britney” on the app store, please help me get in touch with Miss Spears or her team to make this happen.

Thank you all for your support.

View all of my iMessage sticker packs HERE.

New Addition to ‘Gnome Sweet Gnome – Animated Stickers’

This new addition to Gnome Sweet Gnome – Animated Stickers was just updated to the already popular sticker pack. The new sticker features Mika the Gnome shaking his caboose in a most playful manner. See why this sticker pack was featured on the front page of the iTunes App Store by downloading Gnome Sweet Gnome today.

Or, check out the entire collection of Animated Stickers for iMessage designed by Christian Baloga, HERE.

 

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Download My Animated iMessage Sticker Pack!

Stickers. Slap them on top of bubbles, dress up a photo, or even put one on another sticker. Available in the new App Store for iMessage. Apple

screenshot_gsg_stickers Standard emoji’s not enough to convey your moods in chat? No worries! The moment Read More …

Apple announced iOS 10, specifically stickers for iMessage, I stopped everything to be a part of it already. I say “already” because a few years ago I set the goal to become an Apple Developer when I bought a how-to book on creating apps; today, this goal was officially set in motion when my first project, Gnome Sweet Gnome – Animated Sticker Pack, was accepted to Apple’s iMessage App Store!  I have fond memories of reading Gnomes by Poortvliet/Huygen and watching the tv series David the Gnome. Both have fueled my fascination with the little devils and inspired me to create a sticker pack featuring Mika, a 250-year-old Gnome who has just revealed himself to mankind. Learn more about Mika and download the sticker pack on the App Store HERE. This is just the beginning of my sticker production. My list of ideas grows by the day. Be sure to follow me as I create more. Got suggestions? Drop me an email.

 

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