Hey gang,
I did a 100 poster run for Yonder Mountain String Band for their 2 nights at the Fillmore this past weekend. Band approached me, so I naturally had their permission. I've done one other poster for them at The Fillmore a while back without incident. But times have changed. Apparently The Fillmore no longer allows bands to use The Fillmore's name on any merchandise. Fillmore management confiscated all of the posters and destroyed them (at least they said they were going to) and reimbursed the band for the cost of making the posters (which was generous, but still...).
I don't know how long this new policy has been in effect but it seems like something that will catch on with other like-minded venues. So just keep that in mind when you're crossing your t's and dotting your i's. Beware the venue...