Getting gigs now-a-days is a tough job to do as a newly established band and when you get one you really don’t want to let things go wrong. This world is filled with crooked people and so is music industry. When you get a gig as a performer (Solo Artist or Band), you’ll want to have a Musical Performance Contract in place so the event goes off without a hitch. And if the organizer messes with you then you could sue that person.
False impressions about arrival time, payment and length of play are common issues. Getting points of interest nailed down will make your job easier. A Musical Performance Contract even protects you from last minute cancellations, lacking arrangement in sound system or other accommodation, and it ensures you get paid as conditioned.
Live Performance Contract
Here are the things that you should mention in your performance contract:
- Date of Contract
- Artist/Band Name (with members)
- Date of Performance
- Name & Address of Place of Engagement
- Time of Sound Check
- Hours of Engagement
- In what way(s), performer(s) can be paid
- Advance payment & Balance
- Availability of refreshment and/or stay
- Additional terms (if any)
SIGNATURES BELOW CONFIRM THAT THE PARTIES HAVE READ AND APPROVE EACH AND ALL TERMS AND CONDITIONS FROM THE FRONT AND REVERSE OF THIS FORM
City, State & Zip Code
Same info as under “PURCHASER”
INTERMEDIATOR (IF ANY)
ADDITIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS – to be printed on the back side of the contract
- The purchaser, in signing this contract himself, or having same signed by a representative, acknowledges his (her or their) authority to do so and hereby assumes liability for the amount stated herein.
- Cancellation by the purchaser any time after entering into this written contract will require compensation of 50% of the total agreed upon compensation as a cancellation fee.
- The performer may not cancel this contract except for proven inability to perform due to sickness, accident, acts of war, acts of God or other legitimate causes beyond their control.
- The purchaser shall be responsible for all musical equipment and sound equipment used by the performer in his performance in the event of fire, proven theft, riot, or any damaging occurrence other than normal wear and tear or damage caused by the performer.
- Any and all conditions are to be made prior to signing this agreement and shall be stated herein. This contract and the terms and conditions contained herein may be enforced by the purchaser or by the performer.
- It is agreed that this contract shall not be binding unless signed by both parties.
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