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Gig Contracts

Discussion in 'Band Management [BG]' started by Juniorkimbrough, Dec 5, 2005.

  1. Juniorkimbrough


    Mar 22, 2005
    Mississippi / Memphis, TN
    Endorsing Artist: Lakland Basses
    Our band just got approached to do a NYE gig for a pretty large amount compared to what we are used to getting paid. We are wanting to have a contract for the bar owner to sign so we don't get screwed since it is such a large amount of money.

    Anyone have a contract that you use that you could possibly email me?

    here's my email

    spreadthepanic at hotmail dot com

    Thanks so much!
  2. FriscoBassAce


    Dec 29, 2004
    Frisco, Texas
    Independent Manufacturers Representative
    Here's one I found on a legal website:

    Appearance Agreement

    THIS AGREEMENT is entered into this __ day of ________ 200__, by and between the Performance Group (“PG”) and Buyer identified below (collectively, the “Parties”).

    IN CONSIDERATION of the mutual promises set forth herein, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, the Buyer hereby engages PG to provide a Performance upon the following terms:
    1) Performance Group. __________________________________________________
    2) Performance Group Contact/Authorized Agent. ___________________________
    3) Buyer Name and Address. _____________________________________________
    4) Place of Performance. ________________________________________________
    5) Date of Performance. ____________________________________________
    6) Time of Performance. _________ a.m./p.m. until __________ a.m./p.m.
    7) Breaks. PG shall have ___ breaks, averaging _________ each.
    8) Performance Fee. Buyer shall pay a Performance Fee of ______, paid as follows:
    A. A Deposit of ____________ upon execution of this Agreement.
    B. The Balance of ___________ immediately following to the Performance.
    9) Promotion. Buyer shall be responsible for all promotion of the Performance.
    10) Insurance. Buyer warrants and represents that it has, or shall obtain, sufficient personal injury and property damage liability insurance with respect to the activities of PG at the Place of Performance.
    11) Accommodations. Buyer shall provide each member of PG with:
    · Reasonable amounts of free water and soda during the Performance.
    · ____ Tickets to the Performance.
    · ____ Free meals on the Date of the Performance.
    · Lodging ___________________________________________.
    · Transportation ______________________________________.
    12) Cancellation. If Buyer cancels the Performance less than ____ weeks before the Date of Performance, Buyer shall forfeit the Deposit to PG, as liquidated damages. In addition, if Buyer cancels the Performance less than ____ weeks before the Date of Performance, Buyer shall pay PG, by the Performance Date, the above-identified Balance, as liquidated damages. The obligation of PG to perform shall be excused by detention of personnel by sickness, accidents, riots, strikes, epidemics, acts of God, Force Majure or any other legitimate condition beyond the control of PG.
    13) Merchandise. PG shall, at its option, sell promotional material at the Performance, retaining all proceeds associated therewith.
    14) General. This Agreement will be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Iowa. This Agreement constitutes the entire Agreement between the Parties.
    15) Additional Provisions. The Parties agree to the following additional terms:

    I have read and agree to all terms as written in this Agreement.
    By __________________________
    Date _________________________

    Performance Group
    Date __________________________
  3. Music Attorney

    Music Attorney

    Feb 22, 2004
  4. Juniorkimbrough


    Mar 22, 2005
    Mississippi / Memphis, TN
    Endorsing Artist: Lakland Basses
  5. Would it be too sneaky to put in the small print that the club owner has to pay for any excessive damage sustained to any gear owned by the musicians? do you reckon the "employer" would go for it? (if its mentioned in the "small print" which they don't read then they'll HAVE to pay for an amp which blows up or gets damaged/stolen at the place if they've signed the contract right?)

    I messed up my business course a few years ago so I'm not sure if its really allowed to put it in the small print - but it'd be some insurance (or RE-assurance) on the equipment wouldn't it?