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Making a DJ Contract
By using a DJ Contract, you are more likely to get paid if you are a DJ. If you are the planner or promoter, you can better trust that the DJ will not cancel their gig and that they understand what is expected of them.Use the DJ Contract document if:
DJ Contracts are simple to make using Rocket Lawyer and include the provisions required to ensure that everyone is on the same page. The agreements include information about pay, deposits, the time and location of the event, and light equipment expectations.Other names for this document:
DJ Contract Agreement, DJ Services Contract, Contract for DJ
The short answer is yes. If you have ever not been paid for a gig or if you've ever had a DJ not show up to an event, you know the importance of having a DJ Contract. A DJ Contract helps protect both the DJ and the venue. It outlines the basic expectations and payment information as well as cancellation policies and legalese such as indemnification, warranty and contract default information. Making a DJ Contract is easy and well worth your time.Advantages of a DJ Contract
For the venue or event planner
For the DJ
Experienced DJs and venue owners know that many things can go wrong in the chaos of planning an event. However, if you try to address issues in advance, problems are easier to mitigate during the event. It is better to err on the side of over-communication than under.
Besides the contract, here are some other details to consider:
If you are not a full-time event planner and tasked with hiring a DJ for a wedding, family event or corporate party you likely do not have much experience hiring DJs and could benefit from a bit of research. Just like bands, DJs offer different experiences from one another so unless you already know the one you want to hire, you should talk to a few to decide which one would be best for your event. You can find contact information and samples of their music online or you can talk to an event planner or music promoter for suggestions. Remember, like most services, you get what you pay for. While inexperienced DJs may cost less, you may not get the level of quality that you want. Also, try to book well in advance. If you wait until the last minute, the best DJs will likely already be booked.
Once you settle on a list to contact, ask each DJ:
If you are a wedding planner or event planner, we provide contracts for service providers in numerous industries including contracts for bartenders, caterers, venue rentals, vendors and limousine services. If you are looking to build your DJ business we can help you incorporate and write your Business Plan.