Entertainment Agreements

 

Entertainment Agreements.  Entertainment is an industry which by its nature crosses many State borders. Each State in Australia has different laws that apply to it.  Some states require licensing, whereas others do not.

There are still many managers who do not know that they have to be licensed. This can be an expensive oversight because unlicensed representatives face penalties of up to $25,000 and may not be able to enforce their management contracts.

Managers must by law have a written agreement with the performer. Unless the manager has a written agreement they are limited to commission rates capped by legislation.

The different branches of the entertainment industry are so varied that different agreements may be needed for different roles. A selection is provided in this collection.

Entertainment Agreements

Management Agreement

An agreement governing the relationship between a manager and an individual performer or a band. Includes provisions relating to:

  • Term,
  • trial period,
  • initial period and
  • extensions
  • Exclusivity
  • Artists’s obligations
  • Manager’s obligations
  • Expenses
  • Accounting
  • Intellectual property
  • Post termination commission
  • Dissolution (joining or leaving the band)
  • Termination
  • Confidentiality

The above clauses are in addition to general provisions relating to severability, force majeure etc.   11 pages long.

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Entertainment Agreements

Management Agreement with side projects

An agreement governing the relationship between a manager and an individual performer or a band. Includes provisions relating to:

  • Appointment of manager
  • Artists’s obligations
  • Manager’s obligations
  • Manager’s authority
  • Expenses
  • Accounting
  • Side projects
  • Group provision

The above clauses are in addition to general provisions relating to severability, force majeure etc.  9 pages long.

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