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.
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 In the end, it all led to unsubstantiated, outdated contact information and vague regulations.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.