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June 28, 2021

The Contract Particulars

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The contract particulars are different for each show. They define the main points of the contract which apply to a specific performance in a specific place. They may seem self-explanatory, but that is not always the case; here we consider each in turn.

May 24, 2021

The contract signatories and their “skin in the game”

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It’s really important we consider the two parties of a show contract and how that relates to who is responsible for delivering and paying for a show. In this post I unpick that and discuss the importance of getting the thing signed!

May 23, 2021

Contracts must create clarity not confusion

King John

The language used in show contracts needs to be precise yet also readily understandable. Our clients are more likely to sign our contracts if this is the case. Also our contracts are living documents which need to be updated from time to time.

May 22, 2021

The deal memo is dead – Long live the contract!

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In this post I go into what we deliver to the purchaser when we confirm a show. I’ll touch on the contract, the invoice and the artists rider. Furthermore, I discuss why a deal-memo is a total waste of time and if anything, lays the agent open to mistakes.

May 15, 2021

Show contracts and why we always issue them

What is a contract? What constitutes a contract? When should promoters sign a contract? Why do we even need contracts?

May 14, 2021

Promoting a show and who should be doing it

Girl guitarist

An emerging band need to be great at self-promotion. It’s not enough to write great songs and deliver them with power and panache, they also have to be great at drawing attention to themselves – they need to make themselves fascinating, intriguing and mysterious. They need to promote their shows because frankly no one else is going to do it for them. Yet…

May 10, 2021

The Terms Of Business

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A booking agency must issue its artists with their Terms of Business (Terms And Conditions) before they can charge them a fee. This must be agreed in writing… There are some things that must be included and others that the agency may choose to include.

May 9, 2021

A special type of employment agency

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You don’t need a license to be a live music booking agent – anyone can set themselves up as one – but there are some rules that you must follow – One of these rules is very important and you have to do it before you are allowed to charge the artist for the work you do…

May 5, 2021

The importance of advancing a show

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Sometimes when a band get a new agent they automatically think everything will be advanced for them. It won’t be, the band need to take responsibility for this or pay someone else to.

April 29, 2021

Introducing Artists to Overture

This post explains how to set up an artist, manager or tour manager as a user on Overture. It also contains video and text resources which explain the basics of the user interface.

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