What is your story of drafting and SUCCESSFULLY USING a "gig contract"? What I mean is, you write out something like, My name is this, my clients name is this, the gig is on this date and time, if I won't get paid, there will be some sort of legal consequence. I want to start doing this, because honestly, word of mouth agreements are "not even worth the paper they could be written on". I heard a musician can join some sort of musician's union, pay dues, and could actually have them sue a client unwilling to pay. Also, has anyone ever refused to sign such an agreement, and did you still played anyway/didn't get paid?