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This Performing Agreement is between a promoter and a musical artist for a single performance. This agreement sets out the venue, date and type of performance and the amount paid to artist by promoter. This Performing Agreement is ready for immediate download.

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This Performing Agreement for a Musical Artist is between an artist and a promoter who will promote the artist for a single concert or performance. This agreement sets out the specific terms including the description of performance, venue and date and the amount promoter will pay the artist for performance. It also sets out any instruments or equipment which will be supplied to artist for the performance. It is vital that a Performance Agreement be written rather than an oral arrangement. A written Performing Agreement for a Musical Artist will prove invaluable if the parties experience disagreements or misunderstandings.

This Performing Agreement for a Musical Artist includes the following:
  • Parties: The names of the artist and promoter;
  • Performance: Detailed description of performance including the venue and date;
  • Venue: Promoter agrees to furnish the venue free of charge and obtain all necessary licenses;
  • Instruments and Equipment: Promoter will furnish all instruments and equipment for performance;
  • Publicity: Promoter will make all efforts to publicize performance to maximize attendance;
  • Payment to Artist: Promoter will pay artist for the performance at least seven days in advance;
  • Signatures: Both artist and promoter must sign this agreement.

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State Law Compliance: This form complies with the laws of all states
Number of Pages5
DimensionsDesigned for Letter Size (8.5" x 11")
EditableYes (.doc, .wpd and .rtf)
UsageUnlimited number of prints
Product number#28970
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Performing Agreement
(Musical Artist)



THIS AGREEMENT made as of [Date of Agreement (ie. July 1, 2002)] between [Name of Artist] (the "Artist") of [Address of Artist] and [Name of Promoter] (the "Promoter") of [Address of Promoter].
(A)   The Promoter is a promoter of artists; and
(B)   The Promoter wishes to retain the Artist to perform in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement;
NOW THEREFORE in consideration of the recitals, the mutual covenants hereinafter set forth, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, the parties hereto hereby agree as follows:
1.   The Promoter hereby retains the Artist to perform, and the Artist agrees to perform [Description of Performance (ie. a two hour concert)] (the "Performance") at [Describe Venue of Performance (ie. the Opera House, Anywhere, State)] (the "Venue") on [Date of Performance].
2.   The Promoter agrees to furnish the Venue at its own expense on the date at the time mentioned for the Performance, well-heated, lighted, clean, in good order, and with all necessary tickets, special police, ushers, ticket sellers (whether the sales take place at the Venue or elsewhere), ticket-takers, bill-posting, mailing, and distribution of circulars, daily display and advertising in the principal newspapers, license (if required), clean dressing rooms near the stage for the Artist, and accompanist if any, and all necessary services connected with the foregoing. No seats are to be permitted on the stage without the prior written consent of the Artist.
3.   All musical instruments and equipment required for the performance shall be provided by the Promoter at its own expense, with the exception of the musical instruments and equipment specified in Schedule "A" hereto.
4.   The Artist agrees to furnish a copy of the program to be performed during the Performance which is to be printed in conformity with material furnished by the Artist, and distributed in sufficient quantity by the Promoter at its expense.
5.   The Promoter agrees to use reasonable commercial efforts to publicize the Performance in order to maximize attendance at the Performance. The Artist will, as a courtesy but not as an obligation, furnish such quantity of cuts, press material, circulars, window cards or posters as the Artist in its sole discretion considers necessary or desirable. The Promoter agrees to properly distribute and display all advertising material it receives, and to pay shipping, express charges or both on material furnished by the Artist.
6.   As consideration for agreeing to give the Performance, the Promoter agrees to pay the Artist, at least seven (7) days prior to the Performance, the sum of [Specify amount of Fee (ie. $50,000)] plus applicable taxes by cash or by certified cheque.
7.   In case of sickness of, or of accident to the Artist, or if the performance is rendered impossible or unfeasible by any act or regulation of any public authority, civil tumult, riot, strike, epidemic, interruption, delay, cessation, or interference with transportation services, or for any other cause beyond the control of the Artist, it is agreed that there shall be no claim for damages by either party to this Agreement, and the Artist's obligation as to the Performance shall be considered to be waived. In the event that the giving of the Performance is prevented by regulation of military or civil authorities as the result of war conditions or emergencies, neither of the parties shall be liable to the other under this Agreement.
8.   The Promoter agrees that no radio apparatus or transmitting device shall be used at the Venue during the Performance, in any manner or form, and the Promoter agrees to take all steps necessary to prevent the broadcasting, recording or reproduction by radio or any other device of the Performance, or any part of it.
9.   This Agreement represents the full understanding between the parties hereto, and the Artist shall not be bound by any terms or undertaking other than those contained in this Agreement. This Agreement may not be assigned by the Promoter, but shall be binding on the Promoter and the Promoter's personal representatives and successors. No consent of the Artist or the Promoter required to be given shall be valid unless signed in writing by the Artist or the Promoter.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF the parties have set their hands and seals the day and year first above written.
Schedule "A"List of Instruments and Equipment to be Supplied by Artist
[Insert List of Instruments and Equipment to be Supplied by Artist]

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