Are you considering hiring a booking agent to help manage your performance schedule? Are you unsure what an Artist Booking Agent Agreement is and how to go about obtaining one? This kind of agreement is also called a Booking Agency Contract. It is a contract that is made between an Agent and an Artist. The Artist agrees to employ the Agent to book performances for the Artist. It should contain the rights and duties of the Agent and the compensation that the Agent will receive. This is a very extensive contract and among several other clauses, at a minimum it should contain the following clauses to ensure that both the Agent and the rights of the Artist are protected.
1. Scope of Agreement: This describes the work that is to be performed.
2. Duties of the Agent: The duties of the Agent should be clearly defined. It is a basic description of the job that the Agent is expected to perform for the Artist.
3. Rights of the Agent: This allows the Agent to know what they may or may not do and what is expected in return from the Artist.
4. Compensation of the Agent: This lets the Agent know the specific monetary amount he will be paid and when he will be paid. It is very detailed and contains the details on compensation and the percentage of all earnings the agent will receive.
5. Expenses: Allows the Agent to know what he will be reimbursed for in accordance to the services he is providing to the Artist. Including phone calls, travel, and publicity expenses. It advises the Agent on how to submit his requests and when he will receive reimbursement for his expenses.
6. Duration and Term: This area covers how long the contract will run and if and how it can be extended.
7. Authority: Sets forth what the Agent has the authority to do for the Artist.
8. Definitions: Defines various terms that are contained within the contract.
9. Independent Activities: Allows the Agent to render the Artist services to anyone else as agreed upon by the Artist.
10. Exclusivity: The Artist agrees not to engage with any other person to act within the capacity that the Agent was contracted for.
11. Assignment: This provides for the transfer of the agreement to other parties as necessary.
12. Breach and Cure: If the contract is breached the terms for a cure are set forth in this area.
13. Legal Representation: The Artist acknowledges his right for legal representation.
14. Notices: Gives the address where all notices and payments must be sent for both the Agent and the Artist.
15. Jurisdiction: Describes the State where this agreement has been executed. The laws of this State will apply to this contract.
Whenever, you are considering entering into a contract or legal agreement it is wise to seek legal guidance from a business attorney. They will be able to provide you with any legal assistance that you may require. Legal professionals are highly qualified and can offer you sound advice about your business contract.
DISCLAIMER: The information contained herein is not intended to be specific legal advice for your particular situation. It is meant to provide general information on the changing landscape of the law. You are encouraged to contact legal counsel for advice specific to your particular legal situation.