If you're a DJ booking a gig with a venue, an event planner or a promoter, use a DJ Contract to make your agreement official. Whether you're playing music as a disk jockey at a wedding, a birthday, a corporate event, or a club party, this document can help define everyone's expectations. As a Rocket Lawyer member, you may opt to access Document DefenseÂ®, which allows an attorney to help you demand payment or otherwise enforce your legal rights.
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CONTRACT FOR DJ SERVICES
This Contract for Services (the "Contract") is made effective as of (the "Effective Date"), by and between ("") of , , , and ("") of , , (collectively the "Parties").
NOW, THEREFORE, FOR AND IN CONSIDERATION of the mutual promises and agreements contained herein, hires , and agrees to provide Disc Jockey services ("DJ" services) to under the terms and conditions hereby agreed upon by the parties:
. DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES. hereby agrees to engage to provide with DJ services (collectively, the "Services") to be performed at the following event(s):
on from to
Services shall consist primarily of providing musical entertainment by means of a recorded music format.
. PERFORMANCE OF SERVICES.
a. shall arrive at the event location one hour before the starting time to set-up and conduct sound check. 's playlist shall have an unlimited playlist of songs from both latest and old classics. shall incorporate guest's requests into the playlist unless otherwise directed by . Music shall be played without any breaks unless requested by . Time is of the essence. Requests for extended playing time beyond the agreed-upon hours of service shall be accommodated if feasible.
b. shall be familiar with indoor and outdoor set-up and sound mixing. shall provide multi-color lighting for a ball room effect. shall have high quality microphone and sound system.
. TERM. and agree that this Contract between the Parties is for Services that shall commence on the above date and complete on . The Contract may be extended and/or renewed by agreement of all Parties in writing thereafter.
. PAYMENT. agrees to pay , in consideration of the Services contracted for, the sum of , with a non-refundable retainer fee due upon signature of this Contract and the remaining balance to be paid on the date of the event. Payment shall be made to , , , .
. CANCELLATION POLICY. Cancellation of this Contract by which is received in writing more than days prior to the event will result in a refund of any monies paid. Cancellation of Services received less than days prior to the event obligate to make full payment of the total fees agreed upon. If cancellation is initiated by all monies paid to from shall be fully refunded. Any refund shall be paid out at month's end.All retainer fees are non-refundable. Cancellation of this Contract by which is received in writing more than days prior to the event will result in a refund of any monies paid, less the retainer fee. Cancellation of Services received less than days prior to the event obligate to make full remaining payment of the total fees agreed upon. If cancellation is initiated by all monies paid to from shall be fully refunded INCLUDING retainer fee. Any refund shall be paid out at month's end.
. INDEMNIFICATION. agrees to indemnify and hold harmless from all claims, losses, expenses, fees including attorney fees, costs, and judgments that may be asserted against that result from the acts or omissions of and/or 's employees, agents, or representatives.
. WARRANTY. shall provide its services and meet its obligations under this Contract in a timely and workmanlike manner, using knowledge and recommendations for performing the services which meet generally acceptable standards in 's industry and region, and will provide a standard of care equal to, or superior to, care used by service providers similar to on similar projects.
. DEFAULT. The occurrence of any of the following shall constitute a material default under this Contract:
The failure to make a required payment when due.
The insolvency or bankruptcy of either party.
The subjection of any of either party's property to any levy, seizure, general assignment for the benefit of creditors, application or sale for or by any creditor or government agency.
The failure to make available or deliver the Services in the time and manner provided for in this Contract.
. REMEDIES. In addition to any and all other rights a party may have available according to law, if a party defaults by failing to substantially perform any provision, term or condition of this Contract (including without limitation the failure to make a monetary payment when due), the other party may terminate the Contract by providing written notice to the defaulting party. This notice shall describe with sufficient detail the nature of the default. The party receiving such notice shall have days from the effective date of such notice to cure the default(s). Unless waived by a party providing notice, the failure to cure the default(s) within such time period shall result in the automatic termination of this Contract.
. FORCE MAJEURE. If performance of this Contract or any obligation under this Contract is prevented, restricted, or interfered with by causes beyond either party's reasonable control ("Force Majeure"), and if the party unable to carry out its obligations gives the other party prompt written notice of such event, then the obligations of the party invoking this provision shall be suspended to the extent necessary by such event. The term Force Majeure shall include, without limitation, acts of God, fire, explosion, vandalism, storm or other similar occurrence, orders or acts of military or civil authority, or by national emergencies, insurrections, riots, or wars, or strikes, lock-outs, work stoppages, or other labor disputes. , or supplier failures. The excused party shall use reasonable efforts under the circumstances to avoid or remove such causes of non-performance and shall proceed to perform with reasonable dispatch whenever such causes are removed or ceased. An act or omission shall be deemed within the reasonable control of a party if committed, omitted, or caused by such party, or its employees, officers, agents, or affiliates.
. DISPUTE RESOLUTION. The parties will attempt to resolve any dispute arising out of or relating to this Contract through friendly negotiations amongst the parties. If the matter is not resolved by negotiation, the parties will resolve the dispute using the below Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) procedure.
Any controversies or disputes arising out of or relating to this Contract will be submitted to mediation in accordance with any statutory rules of mediation. If mediation does not successfully resolve the dispute, the parties may proceed to seek an alternative form of resolution in accordance with any other rights and remedies afforded to them by law.Any controversies or disputes arising out of or relating to this Contract will be resolved by binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association. The arbitrator's award will be final, and judgment may be entered upon it by any court having proper jurisdiction. Any controversies or disputes arising out of or relating to this Contract will be submitted to mediation in accordance with any statutory rules of mediation. If mediation is not successful in resolving the entire dispute or is unavailable, any outstanding issues will be submitted to binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association. The arbitrator's award will be final, and judgment may be entered upon it by any court having proper jurisdiction.
. ENTIRE AGREEMENT. This Contract contains the entire agreement of the parties, and there are no other promises or conditions in any other agreement whether oral or written concerning the subject matter of this Contract. This Contract supersedes any prior written or oral agreements between the parties.
. SEVERABILITY. If any provision of this Contract will be held to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason, the remaining provisions will continue to be valid and enforceable. If a court finds that any provision of this Contract is invalid or unenforceable, but that by limiting such provision it would become valid and enforceable, then such provision will be deemed to be written, construed, and enforced as so limited.
. AMENDMENT. This Contract may be modified or amended in writing, if the writing is signed by the party obligated under the amendment.
. GOVERNING LAW. This Contract shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Commonwealth of .
. NOTICE. Any notice or communication required or permitted under this Contract shall be sufficiently given if delivered in person or by certified mail, return receipt requested, to the address set forth in the opening paragraph or to such other address as one party may have furnished to the other in writing.
. WAIVER OF CONTRACTUAL RIGHT. The failure of either party to enforce any provision of this Contract shall not be construed as a waiver or limitation of that party's right to subsequently enforce and compel strict compliance with every provision of this Contract.
. ASSIGNMENT. Neither party may assign or transfer this Contract without the prior written consent of the non-assigning party, which approval shall not be unreasonably withheld.
. SIGNATORIES. This Agreement shall be signed on behalf of by , and on behalf of by , and effective as of the date first above written.
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DJ Contract FAQs
Do I need a DJ Booking Contract?
No matter how long you've been in operation as a DJ, it is crucial to keep track of your work with a contract. You might choose to use a DJ Contract template due to the fact that it can present these benefits:
Both parties know when deposits or payments are due
Roles and responsibilities are understood by both parties
Sound and lighting equipment needs are agreed upon
The event date and time are clearly defined
Without this document, you and the client may experience any of these unwanted outcomes: unexpected changes, last-minute cancellation, difficulty getting paid, and barely any legal recourse if something were to go wrong.
What should a DJ Contract cover?
In order to make a DJ Contract online, you'll need to prepare the following information in advance:
Name and address of the event organizer
What services will be provided by the DJ
What the duration of the event is
What fees will be charged and when
As expected, your document made on Rocket Lawyer also contains the standard language about the independent work relationship between the parties, liability, confidentiality, and dispute resolution methods. As you make your agreement, you also can pick the state under which it will be governed. Using the document tool, you are able to implement additional customization, as necessary.
How much would I typically pay to get a DJ booking contract template created by a lawyer?
Fortunately, you don't have to pay hundreds of dollars in legal fees to put your agreement in writing. With Rocket Lawyer, any disk jockey should feel empowered to make a DJ Contract for free online today. Your agreement will be assembled piece by piece, as you answer simple questions to provide more information along the way. Simply tap or click "Make document" above to start.
What should happen after my contract for DJ services is drafted?
Upon finishing your custom contract on Rocket Lawyer, you can get to it in your account at any time and place. With a membership, you will be able to make edits, make copies, save it in Word or PDF format, print it, and sign it with RocketSign®. Attached to your DJ Contract, there's a set of instructions that you'll need to finalize the document. Be sure to provide a final copy of your fully signed contract to the other party.
Can my DJ Contract be checked out by a lawyer before it is signed?
The answer will vary depending on whom you reach out to, but quite often some attorneys will not even agree to review a document if they did not write it. An easier approach to consider is to get help via Rocket Lawyer attorney services. With a Premium membership, you can ask for guidance from an experienced lawyer or get answers to other questions related to your DJ Contract. As always, Rocket Lawyer is here to help.
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