Performance Booking Agreement Template

This agreement is made this ________ day of ______________, 20__ by and between _______ (Presenter) ___________ (hereinafter referred to as the “Presenter”) and  _____ Artist_____ , if more than one, listed on Addendum A attached hereto and included herein (hereinafter referred to as the “Artist”), by and through their designated agent or representative (“Manager”) identified below.

WHEREAS, Presenter conducts the event known as: ________________________________________________ (hereinafter referred to as the “Performance “); and ______Artist ____________

WHEREAS, Presenter desires to hire Artist, as independent contractor(s), to provide the Performance generally described below (the “Performance”).

WHEREAS, Artist(s) desire to provide such Performance;

The parties agree as follows:
1. Artists: The names and addresses of the Artist who will appear during the Performance, the amounts to be paid to each.

2. Agent/Manager: The name and mailing address of the Representative, who is executing this Agreement on behalf of Artist(s), is: ______________________________________________________

3. Place of Performance: The place of performance is at _____________________________________________________________

4. Date(s) and Time(s) of Performance:
The date(s) of the Performance shall be ______________________, 2002 and the time(s) of the Performance shall be _______________________. This Performance shall be _______ hours with a __________ intermission.

5. Performance: The Performance is generally described as: _____________________________________________________________

6. Agreement to Perform: Artist(s) agree to provide the Performance in accordance with the terms of this Agreement and any addendums or riders hereto.

7. Price of Performance: Presenter agrees to pay Artist or his agent an aggregate of _______________________ DOLLARS ($0000) for the Performance by cheque immediately following the Performance. The cheque shall be made payable to: _____________________________________________________________.

8. Recording, Reproduction or Transmission of Performance: Presenter will use its best efforts to prevent the recording, reproduction or transmission of the Performance without the written permission of Artist(s) or Artist’s representative.

9. Excuse of Obligations: Presenter and Artist 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.

10. Taxes: Presenter agrees to prepare and file all tax information required of a person who hires an independent contractor and Artist(s) agree that they have sole responsibility for the payment of any federal or provincial taxes arising from the monies paid by Presenter to Artist(s) for the Performance.

11. Indemnify for Copyright Infringement: Artist(s) represent and warrant that they are knowledgeable about the copyright laws of Canada as applicable to the Performance, and that Artist(s) shall not perform any copyrighted materials of others during Performance without full compliance with such applicable copyright laws. In the event that Artist(s) breach this representation, warranty and covenant, Artist(s) hereby agree to INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS Presenter and its employees, guests and agents from and against all liability, loss, damages, claims, and expenses (including attorney’s fees) arising out of such breach.

12. Independent Contractor: Artist(s) acknowledge that they shall perform their obligations hereunder as an independent contractor and not as an employee of Presenter. Artist(s) further acknowledge that they are not on Presenter’s payroll and/or tax withholding rolls. Artist(s) shall have sole control and direction in the conduct of the Performance.

13. Merchandising: Artist(s) shall not sell any goods, products, merchandise or services (other than the services provided herein) at the performance except by express written permission of Presenter.

14. Promotion: Presenter shall be entitled to advertise and promote the appearance of Artist(s) and the Performance. Artist(s) acknowledge that Presenter 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. Artist(s) hereby acknowledge and agree that Presenter may use their names, photographs, likeness, facsimile signature and any other promotional materials in all of such promotions, advertising or other activities used to increase attendance at performance.

15. Parking: Presenter shall provide parking space for vehicles in a location of close proximity to and with direct access to the backstage area where Performance will take place on the date(s) of Performance. This parking space will be reserved for Artist(s) for a period of four (4) hours prior to the Performance and ending three (3) hours following the Performance.

16. Security: Presenter shall provide security for the backstage and stage areas before, during and after the Performance. Presenter shall provide security personnel to protect Artist(s) and their property as deemed appropriate by Presenter in its discretion.

17. Passes: Presenter shall provide identification passes to Artist(s) for the backstage and stage where Performance is to be held.

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

19. Dressing Rooms: Presenter shall provide Artist(s) with one private dressing room, which will be clean, dry, well-lit and air-conditioned.

20. Authority to Execute: The representative who is executing this Agreement on behalf of Artist(s) hereby warrants and represents that he has the full power and authority to bind Artist(s) on whose behalf he is executing this Agreement and acknowledges that he is making this representation and warranty with the understanding that Presenter is relying thereon.

In Witness Hereof, this Agreement is executed on the date first above written.

Presenter (Authorized signature)

By: ____________________________________


Artist/Agent or Manager representative

By: ____________________________________


Band Member Agreement Template

Band Member Agreement

For ________________(Insert band name)


AGREEMENT made this _______ day of ____________, 20_, by and between the undersigned Artist and the undersigned Musician(s).

This Agreement is entered into in the City of ___________ and County of ________________, State of __________ and is guided by and governed by the laws of that state.

The undersigned parties hereby agree to the following responsibilities:

1. Show up for practice as agreed upon failure to do so can void contract and end any future agreements. UNLESS there is an emergency or other uncontrollable circumstances out of the Musician(s) control. (Example: Death of family member, illness, accident, act of God.) If there is a problem notify Artist within ________hours before rehearsals were to commence.

2. It is the Musician(s) responsibility to keep their equipment in good working condition, and upgrade appropriately when the revenue is available.

3. There should be no drinking/smoking on stage, always maintaining good showmanship/ quality as deemed by management and myself.

Musician(s) will follow the instructions of the Artist and management team.

Other Provisions

4. Under no circumstances is a bandmember (Musician(s)) allowed to talk to club owners, record labels, radio stations, etc in regards to setting up anything for the band, in which promises are made or money is mentioned, etc.. The bandmembers (Musician(s)) should direct all inquires to myself and then I can pass it along to management, or hand out business cards with our managements contact info on it.

5. Any other outside performing with another band or engagement that interferes with the schedule of Artist will void the contract if necessary.

6. Understanding that the bandmembers (Musician(s)) main job objective is bring to life songs that are in the Artist format and 100% attention, enthusiasm and dedication is needed to make things happen. Lack of any of the above can void contract if it is detrimental to our success.

7. The Artist makes no promises or guarantees about Rewards and compensation but every effort will be in achieving the goals and payment will be made to the Musician(s) when possible.

The following conditions are in effect only as long as the contract is valid.

2. Live performances, bandmember (Musician(s)) will receive 20% of the performance fee.

3. In regards to royalties from any independent release that a band member plays on(examples would be cd’s, cassettes, EP.’S.’s’s. singles, etc., that has been financed by myself and/or management team. The bandmember (Musician(s)) will receive a percentage of 15% after the cost of manufacturing and distribution, production has been made back. Example – I spend 1500 to record and manufacture 2000 cd’s, after the 1500 is made back from the sales of the item, royalty checks will go out in accordance to what was agreed upon. In the event of signing with a major or Indie label the royalty rates may be renegotiated at that time.

4. There will be specific pay days, and dates for all compensation. Band member should not expect payment right after a gig or a sale of a cd.


5. Merchandising (T-shirts, hats, etc), Musician(s) will receive a percentage after the cost is made back. The percentage will be in the 2-10% range, due to the fact that this money will be used to finance upcoming events for the band-tour support, recording, etc.

6. When and if the Artist is signed to a label or any other organization that handles booking, distribution, etc than what is in place presently, then contract will need to be renegotiated to exact out new figures.

7. This contract is an open agreement voided at such time the Artist or Musician(s) deems necessary.


Musician(s) should meet to discuss all touring and gigs before the actual date. A plan will be made then in the event of prolonged touring to ensure all Artists and Musician(s) are in essence in the right place at the right time. Equipment checklists will be made and followed as well as set lists for shows. Musician(s) are responsible for things such as personal leaves from day jobs for touring etc. Musician(s) will meet with the Artist on specific days and times to discuss issues pertaining to the tour work. Band members will not leave the tour group unless they have let other parties know where they are going. This is only a protection for the band as a whole should an accident or other uncontrollable circumstance arise.


All complaints will be handled in an orderly manner. If Musician(s) feel they are being treated unfairly outside the realm of this agreement they may contact the management team and the complaint will be addressed and remedied in an efficient manner.

(Omit or replace with your management information) Management

Company name
Attn.: Contact name
City, State, Zip

You may also contact managers’ assistants.








Film Synchronization Agreement Template

THIS AGREEMENT, dated the __th day of ________, 20_, between_________________, (hereinafter referred to as “Composer” and ________________________, (hereinafter referred to as “Employer”).

WHEREAS the Composer has hereto written and composed certain musical compositions, lyrics and arrangements, including arrangements of public domain material (all herein called (Music) as independent contractor of ____(Employer)___, a (insert state) company, in connection with the motion picture now entitled:

“_________________(INSERT FILM TITLE)___________________________________”.

In consideration of the premises, it is agreed as follows”

1.Composer hereby licenses to Employer and its assigns, as their interest may appear, on a non-exclusive basis, the following rights including, without limitation, the complete, unencumbered, exclusive and perpetual right throughout the world to exhibit, record, reproduce, broadcast, televise, transmit, publish, copy, print, reprint, vend, sell, distribute, perform and use for any purpose, in connection with the motion picture as defined herein, whether or not now known, invented, used or contemplated, and whether separately or in synchronism or timed relation with the Picture or trailers, clips or portions thereof, or any other motion picture or otherwise, all or any part of the matters and things referred to in this paragraph and to refrain from all or any part thereof. Employer or its assigns may add lyrics from all or any part thereof. Employer or its assigns may add lyrics in any language, and otherwise add to, subtract from, arrange, rearrange, revise and adapt all such material and the Picture in any manner, and Composer hereby waives the “moral rights” of authors, as said term is commonly understood throughout the world.

Said license of rights is conditioned upon and subject to the following:

(a)Motion pictures containing the Music may be exhibited by any licensed or authorized exhibitor. No such license shall be required in any of the situations referred to above with respect to which Employer reserves the right to perform the Music.

(b)Under no circumstances shall the Composer, and of his successors in interest, or anyone acting in his behalf, have the right to take any proceedings that would have the effect of enjoining and/or preventing and/or otherwise interfering with the public exhibition and performance anywhere in the world and by any means or method now or hereafter known of motion pictures with the Music included therein, nor shall Employer or any distributor of such motions picture be liable to Composer for any action that the association or anybody may or may not take in administering the remaining performing rights or for any payments that the licensing organization (A.S.C.A.P., B.M.I. etc..) may or may not make to the Composer.

(c)Neither Employer or any distributor of any motion picture shall be liable to the Composer, or his successors in interest, or to the licensing body or its affiliates, for any payment of any sums by reason of performances of the Music as contained in the motion pictures, with the exception of payment of the statutory mechanical rate at the time of execution of this Agreement paid by Employer to composer or his music publisher for the sale to the public of the Music on sound tracks released as phonorecords, video tapes, compact discs, cassette tapes or any and all methods now known or that may come into being.

(d)Composer and his heirs, executors, administrators or other personal representatives, agents, successors or assigns shall have no independent right to license performances of the Music as included in motion pictures or to otherwise interfere in any way with the distribution and exhibition of motion pictures containing the Music.

(e)For the purpose of protecting motion pictures in which any music is used or to be used, Employer or its assigns shall always have the right to impose restrictions upon the performance of such Music apart from motion pictures.

2. As used herein, the following terms shall unless the context clearly provides to the contrary, have the following meanings:

“Motion picture” or its equivalent means and includes, but is not limited to motion pictures cinemagraphic films and photoplays of every kind and nature whatsoever (including films for television, video tapes, and films produces electronically), including the sound track thereof, as well as trailer, clips and portions thereof, and copies of any of the foregoing, produced by any means now known or hereafter known, invented, used or contemplated by which photographs, pictures, images or other visual or audiovisual reproductions or representations are or may be printed, imprinted, recorded or otherwise preserved on material of any description (whether translucent or not) for later projection or exhibition in such manner that the same are or appear to be in motion on a screen, mirror, monitor, tape or any other medium or device whether or not accompanied by sound track.

“Sound Track” means and includes sound recordings and reproduction of every kind and nature whatsoever produced by means of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or other processes or devices now known or hereafter known, invented, used or contemplated by which sound may be recorded for later transmission or playback in synchronization or timed relation with motion pictures or separately on phonograph records, or otherwise.

“Copies”, with reference to a motion picture or sound track, means and includes any negative or positive print, dupe, negative, video or other electronic tape recording, disc or other physical article of any kind produced by means of any process or device now or hereafter known or contemplated. on which such motion picture or sound track, or any part thereof, is printed, imprinted, recorded, reproduced or duplicated.

“Exhibitor” means any person, firm, or corporation who holds a valid and subsisting license from the copyright proprietor of the motion picture involved (either directly or indirectly through distributor, subdistributor or other licensee of such copyright proprietor) to exhibit and perform such motion picture (including the Music), publicly, whether theatrically, on free pay or subscription cable television, cable, satellite, airlines, armed services or other, by any means or media whatsoever.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have executed and delivered this Agreement as of the date first above


By ___________________________



By ___________________________



Sample Press Release

Example of press release that follows the correct structure. The key goal of a press release is to answer the: who, what, where, why and when.


Title: Brazilian Rockstress Reah Valente Debuts “My Way Back Home”

Short description or highlights of press release content: Album Production By Legendary Producers, Paul Fox & Dave Cobb (10,000 Maniacs with Natalie Merchant, Sugarcubes with Bjork & Shooter Jennings)

City, State  Month, Day, Year — Brazilian Rockstress Reah Valente releases single, “My Way Home” as she prepares for her US debut and upcoming promo tour this summer.  The album also entitled, “My Way Home” [Avaras, Inc.] features production from legendary producers Paul Fox and Dave Cobb who fuse Reah’s powerful songwriting ability with her heart compelling voice.

“My Way Home” follows the success of Reah’s debut album “Certain Relativity” [2005, Japan] and showcases her superstar potential and individuality as a singer along with highlighting her creativity as a record producer. In addition to the mind capturing lyrics of “My Way Home” and her collaborative band, the 10 track album features uptempo songs like “Your So Special” and the beautiful Portuguese “Coisa Linda.”

Valente has completed four music videos with award-winning music video director, David Brodsky (Fall Out Boy, Helmet, Hatebreed); the videos will be serviced to major music channel networks and available for download within the coming months. The first video “My Way Home” can be seen on Reah’s myspace page in May.

As she continues to create a new mold for female rock artists, Reah Valente unveils new trends in her aspirations to become one of the most prominent international singer-songwriters. She has recently performed throughout Japan, Canada and the United States and her voice often noted to be “intensely compelling because it is a mirror to her mind.”

The Brazilian native discovered her love for music at a very young age and shortly after begin to pursue her music career in Japan before moving to New York City.  Reah Valente will launch her promotional tour later this year along with other public appearances.

About Reah Valente

When she was three-years-old, Reah began playing all of her father’s albums becoming particularly obsessed with Credence Clearwater Revival, Pink Floyd, The Beatles and Simon & Garfunkel. Born to a disco-hopping German fashion model and her father, a Portuguese lawyer by day and DJ by night, Reah was eager to begin playing music. After moving to New York City in 2005 to pursue her music career, she finally met hip-hop producer Andy Thelusma, Red Spyda (50-cent, Eminem, Macy Gray) who later introduced her to legendary producers Paul Fox and Dave Cobb in Los Angeles.  Reah then moved to LA to work with the dynamic duo and finished recording 10 tracks that would showcase a more mature, worldly and vastly more secure Reah

Media Inquiries:

A&M Entertainment
Voice: 1 (800) 000-0000
E-mail: [email protected]