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Contents of the DJ Performance Contract (Nightclub)

ARTICLE I

  • PERFORMANCE
  • VENUE
  • DATE AND TIME OF PERFORMANCE
  • AGREEMENT TO PERFORM
  • DISC-JOCKEY FEE
  • TRANSPORTATION AND HOTEL
  • RECORDING, REPRODUCTION OR TRANSMISSION OF PERFORMANCE
  • EXCUSE OF OBLIGATIONS
  • TAXES
  • INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR
  • PROMOTION
  • SECURITY
  • PASSES
  • STAGE

ARTICLE II

  • GENERAL PROVISIONS

 

CONTRACT SAMPLE

This ‘DJ PERFORMANCE CONTRACT (NIGHTCLUB)’ (“Agreement”) is made by and entered into between[CLIENT NAME] located at [ADDRESS] (the “Client”) and [DISC-JOCKEY NAME] (the “Disc-Jockey”), and is executed as a binding agreement as of the Effective Date (Client and Disc-Jockey are sometimes herein referred to collectively as the “Parties” or individually as a “Party”).

 

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE

WHEREAS, the Client wants to hire the services of the Disc-Jockey to perform at a certain nightclub.

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 Client and the Disc-Jockey agree as follows:

 

ARTICLE I

  1. PERFORMANCE

The entertainment to be provided by Disc-Jockey is generally described as the manipulation and playback of musical recordings on at least two turntables or digital equivalent (hereinafter referred to as the “Performance”).

  1. VENUE

The place of performance is located at [ADDRESS] (hereinafter referred to as the “Venue”).

  1. DATE AND TIME OF PERFORMANCE

The date of the Performance shall be [DATE] and the time of the Performance shall be [TIME]. This Performance shall have a duration of [DURATION] (Example ONE (1) x SIXTY (60) minute set)

  1. AGREEMENT TO PERFORM

Disc-Jockey agrees to provide the Performance in accordance with the terms of this Agreement and any addendums or riders hereto.

  1. DISC-JOCKEY FEE

Client agrees to pay Disc-Jockey or his agent a flat fee of [$AMOUNT] ($####]) for the Performance. Disc-Jockey fee shall be paid in cash, money order or cashier’s check. An initial FIFTY (50%) percent deposit is due upon execution of this contract. The remaining FIFTY (50%) percent payment must be made prior to Performance.

  1. TRANSPORTATION AND HOTEL

Client shall be responsible for Disc-Jockey’s transportation and hotel accommodations. Client shall also fax and/or email travel itineraries at least two weeks prior to event date.

  1. RECORDING, REPRODUCTION OR TRANSMISSION OF PERFORMANCE

Client will use its best efforts to prevent the recording, reproduction or transmission of the Performance without the written permission of the Disc-Jockey.

  1. EXCUSE OF OBLIGATIONS

Client and Disc-Jockey shall be excused from their obligations hereunder in the event of proven sickness, accident, riot, strike, epidemic, act of God or any other legitimate condition or occurrence beyond their respective control.

  1. TAXES

Client agrees to prepare and file all tax information required of a person who hires an independent contractor and the Disc-Jockey agrees that they have sole responsibility for the payment of any federal or state taxes arising from the monies paid by Client to the Disc-Jockey for the Performance.

  1. INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR

Disc-Jockey acknowledges that they shall perform their obligations hereunder as an independent contractor and not as an employee of Client. Disc-Jockey further acknowledges that they are not on Client’s payroll and social security or tax withholding rolls. Disc-Jockey shall have sole control and direction in the conduct of the Performance.

  1. PROMOTION

Client shall be entitled to advertise and promote the appearance of the Disc-Jockey and the Performance. Disc-Jockey acknowledges that Client will rely on the terms hereof in all such promotions and advertising and in the brochures to be printed setting forth the names, dates and times of all performances to be held at the event. Disc-Jockey hereby acknowledges and agrees that Client may use their name, photographs, likeness, facsimile signature and any other promotional materials in all of such promotions, advertising or other activities used to increase attendance at the Performance.

  1. SECURITY

Client shall provide security for the backstage and stage areas before, during and after the Performance. Client shall provide security personnel to protect Disc-Jockey(s) and their property as deemed appropriate by Client in its discretion.

  1. PASSES

Client shall provide identification passes to the Disc-Jockey for the backstage and stage where Performance is to be held.

  1. STAGE

At its sole expense, Client shall furnish the stage, and stage lighting, sound and power for the Performance, and Client shall provide all stagehands required to assist the setup for and conduct of the Performance and takedown after the Performance.

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