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CONTRACT SAMPLE

This ‘AGENT-BAND CONTRACT (EXCLUSIVE)’ (“Agreement”) is made by and entered into between [BAND NAME] (includes accompanying Artists as described below, hereinafter referred to as the “Artists”) and [AGENT NAME] (the “Agent”), and is executed as a binding agreement as of the Effective Date (Artists and Agent are sometimes herein referred to collectively as the “Parties” or individually as a “Party”).

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE

WHEREAS, the Artists desires to appoint the Agent, and the Agent desires to accept appointment, as an exclusive the Agent of the Artists to provide booking and management services as set forth herein.

NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual promises and other good and valuable consideration considered hereinafter, the receipt and sufficiency of which are acknowledged by the Parties, the Artists and the Agent agree as follows:

 

ARTICLE I

  1. APPOINTMENT

The Artists hereby appoints the Agent and the Agent hereby accepts appointment as the Artists’ exclusive booking the Agent, manager and representative throughout the world for services, appearances and endeavors.

  1. GENERAL DUTIES

(a)  The Agent agrees to use reasonable efforts performing the following duties:

(i)   Assist the Artists in obtaining and negotiating engagements for the Artists’ professional career;

(ii)   Promote and publicize the Artists’ name and talents;

(iii)  Business correspondence on the Artists’ behalf; and

(iv)  Cooperate with duly constituted and authorized representatives of the Artists in the performance of such duties.

(b)  The Agent will maintain office, staff and facilities reasonably adequate to perform these services. the Artists is familiar with the Agent’s present office, staff and facilities and acknowledges these as reasonably adequate.

(c)  The Agent shall maintain such records as may be required by the [STATE AND/OR COUNTRY] pursuant to any laws governing this industry or agreement.

(d)  The Agent will devote adequate time and effort to perform its obligations.

  1. RIGHTS OF THE AGENT

(a)  The Agent may render similar services to others and may engage in other business and ventures. However, the Agent’s other engagements may not interfere with the duties of the Agent stated in this agreement.

(b)  The Artists will promptly refer to the Agent all communications, written or oral, received by or on behalf of the Artists.

(c)  The Artists will not engage any other person, firm or corporation to perform the Agent’s services (except a personal manager) or perform or appear professionally or offer to do so, except through the Agent.

(d)  The Agent may publicize the fact that he or she is the exclusive booking the Agent and representative for the Artists.

(e)  The Agent shall have the right to use or to permit others to use the Artists’ name and likeness for advertising or publicity relating to the Artists’ services and appearances (without cost or expense to the Artists, unless the Artists agrees in writing).

  1. RIGHTS OF THE AGENT

(a)  The Agent may render similar services to others and may engage in other business and ventures. However, the Agent’s other engagements may not interfere with the duties of the Agent stated in this agreement.

(b)  The Artists will promptly refer to the Agent all communications, written or oral, received by or on behalf of the Artists.

(c)  The Artists will not engage any other person, firm or corporation to perform the Agent’s services (except a personal manager) or perform or appear professionally or offer to do so, except through the Agent.

(d)  The Agent may publicize the fact that he or she is the exclusive booking the Agent and representative for the Artists.

(e)  The Agent shall have the right to use or to permit others to use the Artists’ name and likeness for advertising or publicity relating to the Artists’ services and appearances (without cost or expense to the Artists, unless the Artists agrees in writing).

  1. COMPENSATION OF THE AGENT

(a)  Sole Compensation – the Artists agrees to pay the following commissions on the gross funds directly or indirectly received by the Artists for each engagement:

(i)   TEN (10%) percent of the gross moneys received for a single or consecutive night performance engagement at any venue.

(ii)   TEN (10%) percent of all gross moneys received from the sale of records, albums, CDs, MP3 files, or other electronic music distribution methods.

(iii)  TEN (10%) percent of all gross moneys received from merchandising or any other revenue generating activity arranged by or involving the Agent.

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