This document is for an agreement between a musician and an agent. The musician is
hiring the agent to provide booking and managing services, and sets forth the duties of
the agent, such as to obtain and negotiate engagements for the musician, to promote
and publicize, to make all business correspondences, and to maintain an office and
staff. As drafted, the agent is paid on a commission basis and the musician agrees to
reimburse the agent for reasonable expenses. This form can be used by a musician or
agent and can be customized to fit the needs of the drafting parties.
EXCLUSIVE AGENT AND MUSICIAN AGREEMENT
This EXCLUSIVE Agent AGREEMENT (hereinafter referred to as the “Agreement”) is made
and effective on this _______________ day of __________, 20______, by and between
__________________ having principal place of business at ___________________________
(hereinafter referred to as "Musician") and ___________________ having principal place of
business at ____________________________ (hereinafter referred to as "Agent").
WHEREAS the Musician desires to engage the Agent to provide booking and
management services to him and the Agent hereby accepts such engagement and agrees to
perform the Services herein described for the Musician subject to the terms of this Agreement.
NOW THEREFORE the parties agree as follows:
This Agreement shall commence on the date first above written, and shall be valid for a period of
____________ years, and this Agreement shall be considered renewed at the end of the period
unless either party provides the other with a written notice specifying its intent to terminate this
Musician hereby employs Agent and Agent hereby accepts such employment to act as Musician's
exclusive booking Agent, manager and representative throughout the world with respect to
Musician’s services, appearances and endeavors.
Musician agrees not to employ during the term hereof any other person or entity to act for
Musician in the capacity in which Musician has engaged Agent hereunder.
IV. DUTIES OF AGENT
Agent shall use all reasonable efforts to perform the following duties:
a) to assist Musician in obtaining engagements to advance Musician’s professional career;
b) to represent Musician in negotiating such engagements;
c) to advise, aid, counsel and guide Musician with respect to those engagements;
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d) to promote and publicize Musician's name and talents;
e) to make all business correspondences on Musician's behalf;
f) to assist and cooperate with the authorized representatives of Musician in the
performance of such duties;
g) to maintain office, staff and facilities reasonably adequate to perform these services;
h) To maintain all necessary records as may be required by the state of ________________
pursuant to any laws governing this industry or agreement.
V. RIGHTS OF AGENT
a) Agent may render similar services to any other third persons and may engage in any other
business and ventures.
b) Musician will promptly refer to Agent all communications, written or oral, received by or
on behalf of Musician.
c) Musician will not engage any other person, firm or corporation to perform Agent’s
services, except a personal manager. Musician shall give written notice to Agent upon
the employment of a personal manager and shall provide in the notice the full name,
address and phone number of the manager
d) Agent may publicize the fact that he is the exclusive booking Agent and representative
e) Agent shall have the right to use or to permit others to use Musician's name and likeness
for advertising or publicity relating to Musician's services and appearances (without cost
or expense to Musician, unless Musician agrees in writing).
In consideration of Agent’s services, Musician agrees to pay the Agent following commissions:
a) twenty (20%) percent of the gross funds received for a single or two consecutive days
engagement per week.
b) fifteen (15%) percent of all gross funds received for three or more consecutive days
engagement per week.
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The Commission is due and payable within ___________________ days after completion of
engagement. In the event if Musician fails to pay any commissions when due, Agent may, at his
discretion refuse to secure further engagements for Musician until said commissions are paid.
The refusal to secure further engagements for Musician because of failure to pay shall not