Thanks for this article. I`ve been going back since the last time you talked about it. Now I never work without a contract, unless there is a good reason. I have a chain of retirement homes that will not sign contracts, although I have stated that the contract is nothing but what they have already agreed orally. In addition, I am very clear about what I am responsible for and for which the place is responsible. Most people are grateful for the fact that all the conditions are set in the same place, how the total cost and what will happen when I get there. I rarely have a refusal — the only time I have a refusal is when there is a snowstorm and every effort is made to reprogram. Oh and I no longer use e-mail to book shows. There must be a telephone conversation during which everything is reinterged with the performance contact as follow-up. Too often I had faults where something had to be covered by email and wasn`t what was to happen when I got there.
If I make a murder secret or an ancient assessment event, the guidelines will also be part of the treaty. You taught me all that. It helped me become a lot more professional and I had a lot less problems. If the contract stipulates that the group is paid (in whole or in part) by door fees, there should be a way for the group to see clearly what fair pay is. All deductions, such as bar tabs. B, must be clearly explained in advance. Hit me, yes, an expiration date is important! I basically said that at the beginning of the treaty – because I may have several questions for the same date. I believe my contract now stipulates “job description to be performed (insert name and power completion date), please fill in all fields and come back with the filing by (insert expiry date). After this date, please inquire about availability. For me, the expiration date is about 1 week, and if I don`t get it back, I`m with a phone call and/or an email. When they are sitting on the fence, it`s a good time to encourage them to book me sooner rather than later (I usually do weddings and holidays). This is the language I use in my contract, which I always print on my header.
Engagement/Sound Check – Artists agree to present themselves and deform themselves according to the best skills of the artist and by the usual standards of the artist. On the day of the engagement, but no later than three (3) hours before the doors open, a reasonable time is made available to the artist for a sound check and a rehearsal at the venue of the organizer. The artist has exclusive and exclusive control over all aspects of his commitment to promoters, including the production, presentation and performance of the artists` exhibition, including, but not limited to personnel, instrumentation and repertoire. The musicians` union offers standard contracts for musicians, which can cover both teaching and live performance. Read MU`s tips on live entertainment contracts on its fees and payments. A performance contract sounds like a good idea in your case, and that way all are on the same side. In addition to the performance fee or a percentage of the event revenue that a musician can pay for a live show, the artist may also receive travel and accommodation expenses, a “day-to-day” meal and other daily expenses; or, in some cases, even more.