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CONTRACT CONTENTS

ARTICLE I

  • THE ARTIST
  • LOCATION OF PERFORMANCE
  • DATE(S) AND TIME(S) OF PERFORMANCE
  • AGREEMENT TO PERFORM
  • PRICE OF PERFORMANCE
  • ARTIST’S RIGHT TO TERMINATE
  • MERCHANDISE
  • OBLIGATIONS OF PURCHASER
  • BACKGROUND MUSIC
  • CANCELLATION
  • TERM
  • ASSIGNMENT

ARTICLE II

  • GENERAL PROVISIONS

CONTRACT SAMPLE

This ‘ARTIST PERFORMANCE AGREEMENT’ (“Agreement”) is made by and entered into between

[ARTIST NAME] (the “Artist”) and [PURCHASER NAME], having its principal place of Business at [ADDRESS] who is to conduct an [EVENT DESCRIPTION] event (hereinafter referred to as “Purchaser”), and is executed as a binding agreement as of the Effective Date (Artist and Purchaser are sometimes herein referred to collectively as the “Parties” or individually as a “Party”).

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE

  1. WHEREAS, Purchaser desires to book performances for the Artist; and
  2. WHEREAS, Artist is ready to provide performance(s) at such bookings made by the Purchaser on the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

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 Artist and the Purchaser agree as follows:

 

ARTICLE I

  1. THE ARTIST

The name of the Artist is [ARTIST NAME] and [VAT# / SS# / FED. TAX ID #] of the Artist is [NUMBER].

  1. LOCATION OF PERFORMANCE

Performance shall be at [PERFORMANCE ADDRESS AND PHYSICAL LOCATION OF CONCERT].

  1. DATE(S) AND TIME(S) OF PERFORMANCE:

The performance(s) shall be on the date(s) of [DATE(S)], the time(s) of the performance(s) shall be [TIME(S)], the number of sets and duration of performance(s) shall be [NUMBER OF SETS AND DURATION OF PERFORMANCE]. The time(s) for load-in is at [TIME(S) FOR LOAD-IN] and the time(s) for sound check at [TIME(S) FOR SOUND CHECK].

  1. AGREEMENT TO PERFORM

The Artist agrees to provide the performance in accordance with the terms of this Agreement and any attached addenda or riders.

  1. PRICE OF PERFORMANCE

Purchaser shall pay the Artist:

(a)  A total Compensation of [$AMOUNT] ([$####]).

(b)  A deposit of [$AMOUNT] ([$####]) to be paid on or by [DATE] .

  1. ARTIST’S RIGHT TO TERMINATE

If the deposit has not been paid within the time specified, Artist will have the right to terminate this Agreement without any further obligation.

  1. MERCHANDISE

A fee of [PERCENT] ([##%]) of gross sales will be paid to Purchaser by the Artist for all merchandise sold before, during, or after the performance at the Venue. This fee will be paid to Purchaser on completion of selling.

  1. OBLIGATIONS OF PURCHASER

Purchaser agrees:

(a)  Not permit any other sale or distribution of merchandise bearing the Artist’s trademarks or image.

(b)  To provide a six-foot table and two chairs and two people for merchandise sales in a prominent area of the foyer or lounge leading to the performance area.

(c)  That tickets will be consecutively numbered and will be available at the following prices: [$PRICE(S)]. Artist’s representative has the right to inspect all ticket records and to be present in the box office prior to and during the performance.

(d)  That FREE admission will not exceed [PERCENT] ([##%]) of total tickets.

(e)  To provide [NUMBER] ([#]) safe, clean dressing room(s) with lock(s).

(f)   To provide backstage security to prevent unauthorized personnel from having access to the dressing area. Special arrangements will include: [DESCRIPTION OF SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS].

(g)  Unless otherwise agreed, the Purchaser will allow [NUMBER] ([#]) guest(s), with a maximum of [NUMBER] ([#]) tickets.

(h)  To provide adequate security so as to guarantee the safety of the audience and the Artist. Special arrangements will include: [DESCRIPTION OF SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS].

(i)   Unless otherwise indicated, Purchaser will provide an allowance of hot and cold beverages in the dressing rooms for the sole use of the Artist and crew members. Special arrangements include: [DESCRIPTION OF SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS].

(j)   To obtain and maintain, at its own expense, adequate personal injury and property damage liability insurance coverage. This coverage will extend to all activities related to Artist’s engagement and performance. Except for claims arising from Artist’s willful or intentional acts, Purchaser will indemnify Artist for any third-party claims.

(k)  To provide a sound system meeting the following requirements: [SOUND SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS].

(l)   Not to arrange for video or audio taping or live broadcast without prior written approval from Artist.

  1. BACKGROUND MUSIC

Artist will approve all background music played before and after the Artist’s performance.

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