NATALIE MacMASTER 2011 CONTRACT RIDER This rider and its attachments and inserts are hereby part of the contract between MacMaster Music Inc. (hereinafter referred to as “Artist”), and _________________________________ (hereinafter referred to as “Purchaser”), contract dated _________________________________. The performance is scheduled to take place on the ___________ day of ______________, in the year _______________, at ________________________________in _________________________. The purpose of this rider is to facilitate the best performance possible. The Purchaser should study this rider and make the necessary provisions contained herein. Any difficulties, problems or proposed changes to this rider must be approved by Artist Representative. THIS RIDER IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE ONLY UPON THE SIGNED, MUTUAL AGREEMENT OF THE PURCHASER AND THE ARTIST. Artist Representative will make every reasonable effort to notify Purchaser of any changes or updates to the technical requirements of this show. 1. Billing and Support Act(s) Artist is to be billed as “Natalie MacMaster.” The Artist reserves the right to approve all other acts on the bill, at least one week prior to the date of the performance 2. Payments Performance fee cheques should be made payable to “Natalie Leahy f/s/o MacMaster Music Inc.” ITIN #: 951-70-8407 Natalie MacMaster w/Symphony Contract Rider Rev. Apr 2011 Production Contact: Ira Seigel Page 1 of 5 206-601-4498 or IraSeigel@hotmail.com 3. Transportation Purchaser shall provide ground transportation for 4 people: Upon arrival at airport, to either venue or hotel (depending on schedule). Flight arrivals might entail as many as 4 (four) separate airport pickups. Transportation from hotel to venue for soundcheck/rehearsal, and return to hotel after rehearsal. Transportation from hotel to venue to arrive 1 hour before showtime, and return to hotel aftershow Return to airport for flights the next morning. All transportation arrangements must be confirmed with production manager prior to engagement. This is to include all hotel and venue parking arrangements. 4. Accommodations Purchaser shall provide 4 (four)) hotel rooms in a reputable chain hotel (i.e. Crowne Plaza, Marriott, Sheraton, Hilton) only. -- absolutely no private homes, no bed and breakfasts, no cottages or cabins. A rooming list will be provided. Hotels must have high-speed internet access. Hotels must have room service and onsite restaurant available for breakfast lunch and dinner. Properties with external corridors are NOT acceptable. Hotels must have rooms available with King size bed. It is not acceptable to split our group up in more than one hotel property. In Ms. MacMaster’s room, please provide 2 GLASS bottles of water – Panna or Voss or similar non-carbonated water. 5. Backline Please see the separate page entitled “Backline and Staging”, which is an integral part of this Contract Rider. 6. Technicians Purchaser shall ensure that 2 (two) qualified audio technicians (house sound engineer and monitor engineer) and necessary sound crew be present and available for work at the venue for soundcheck preparation through the end of rehearsal, and for the duration of the show. Natalie MacMaster w/Symphony Contract Rider Rev. Apr 2011 Production Contact: Ira Seigel Page 2 of 5 206-601-4498 or IraSeigel@hotmail.com Purchaser shall also ensure that a skilled and creative lighting director be available during soundcheck/rehearsal to consult with Ms. MacMaster about any lighting questions or requirements. 7. Security Purchaser shall ensure that adequate security will be in place to protect performers and their property. 8. Dressing Rooms Please see the separate page entitled “Dressing Rooms & Hospitality”, which is an integral part of this Contract Rider. 9. Sound Check An adequate soundcheck for Ms MacMaster’s ensemble must be provide PRIOR TO orchestra rehearsal. Please see the separate page entitled “Sound Requirements”, which is an integral part of this Contract Rider. 10. Complimentary Tickets & Passes Purchaser will provide 10 tickets to the performance, at no cost to Artist. 11. Merchandise Artist and/or their representatives shall have the right to sell and distribute their merchandise at the venue. The Purchaser shall not be entitled to and shall not receive any portion of the sale of said merchandise. The venue shall provide 1 (one) experienced and competent seller, an inventory methodology and a starting bank. The House Manager or designee will oversee and confirm the “counting in” and “counting out” of all merchandise. Purchaser and/or venue manager acknowledges that these individuals are first and foremost employees of the venue, and hence assumes responsibility for their actions or inactions. 12. Recording and/or videotaping; radio, TV or internet broadcast Purchaser must obtain prior written consent from Artist’s management for any and all audio and video recordings, and any dissemination via electronic media. For performances due to be broadcast either live or subsequently, Artist’s ensemble will be paid the prevailing FETR rate. Artist reserves the right to record the performance for “archival use” only; i.e., no FETR rate applies to performers or crew. Natalie MacMaster w/Symphony Contract Rider Rev. Apr 2011 Production Contact: Ira Seigel Page 3 of 5 206-601-4498 or IraSeigel@hotmail.com 13. Purchaser’s Indemnification The Purchaser shall indemnify and hold The Artist harmless from and against any and all liability, claim, demand, costs, expenses, losses and damage (including reasonable attorney’s fee) arising out of any breach of their Agreement by The Purchaser or in connection with any performance rendered or to be rendered by The Artist during this event (unless same is caused by the tortuous conduct of The Artist or any employee or agent of The Artist). The Purchaser represents and warrants that it presently carries proper damage and liability insurance (no less than two million dollars) with sufficiently high limits to adequately insure against the risk assumed and the obligation undertaken by The Purchaser under this Paragraph and will obtain a certificate of insurance adding MacMaster Music Inc., Natalie MacMaster, to the Liability Policy as additional insureds. Proof of the insurance shall be copied to MacMaster Music Inc., no less than 14 (fourteen) business days prior to the Performance. Such policy or policies shall be issued by insurance companies licensed to do business in the jurisdiction of the engagement. The Artist and Company shall not be liable or responsible for any act or omission to act by the Employer. The rider concludes on the following pages with the Signatures page. Attached is also a Questionnaire Form. It is designed to be completed online and emailed back to us, using the SUBMIT button at the bottom. It can also be printed out, completed by hand and mailed or faxed back to the manager or road manager at one of the numbers below. Also attached are the Dressing Room & Hospitality Requirements, Backline Requirements, and the Sound Requirements, which are an integral part of this Rider. [If not attached with this document, please also request the latest stage plot and input list.] Natalie MacMaster w/Symphony Contract Rider Rev. Apr 2011 Production Contact: Ira Seigel Page 4 of 5 206-601-4498 or IraSeigel@hotmail.com ** Please contact the Tour Manager for the most up-to-date information regarding AV, backline, sound and hospitality requirements.** Questions or inquiries regarding non-technical issues – advertising, merchandise, interview requests, etc., should be directed to: Dianne Fitzpatrick, Artist’s Management Dianne@NatalieMacMaster.com Ph: 902-234-2885 Fx: 902-234-2196 All technical questions should be directed to: Ira Seigel, Tour/Production Manager IraSeigel@hotmail.com 206-601-4498 (cell) 902-482-3396 (efax) RIDER ADHERENCE AND DISSEMINATION: No deletions, additions, or substitutions to this document or its attachments will be accepted unless counter-initialed by artist signatory. Presenter hereby guarantees that this CONTRACT RIDER will be adhered to and that these documents will be distributed exactly as is (or as corrected and approved) to the appropriate technical and administrative personnel at the theater as contracted. AGREED TO AND ACCEPTED: __________________________________ ______________________________________ Artist Representative Printed Name Purchaser Printed Name __________________________________ _______________________________________ Artist Representative Signature Purchaser Signature DATE: ____________________________ DATE: ________________________________ Natalie MacMaster w/Symphony Contract Rider Rev. Apr 2011 Production Contact: Ira Seigel Page 5 of 5 206-601-4498 or IraSeigel@hotmail.com Natalie MacMaster w/Symphony – 2011 Technical Rider Dressing Rooms and Hospitality DRESSING ROOMS Please provide a minimum of 1 (one) VIP and 2 (two) standard, clean, lockable dressing rooms. Each should be equipped with a washroom and shower, power, full-length mirror, lights and temperature control. Please also provide an ironing board and iron, a clothes steamer, 6 bath towels and 6 hand towels and bars of soap for each shower. Dressing rooms should be located in the same building as the performance and be accessible to the stage without passage through any audience or public area. Please provide a practice room with piano, or a piano in one of the dressing rooms. HOSPITALITY ONE OF OUR ENTOURAGE HAS A SEVERE PEANUT ALLERGY. THE FOOD NEEDS TO BE NUT FREE AND PREPARED IN A COMPLETELY NUT FREE FACILITY. Because of our travel and soundcheck/rehearsal schedule, it is MUCH easier for us to plan on meals at our hotel. We request a $40 per person (times 4) meal CASH buyout which would cover our meals at the hotel or nearby restaurant. No catering, therefore, would be required. If you choose instead to provide catering, you MUST be able to guarantee the peanut-free provision for all food ingredients and the preparation area. Healthy, 3-course meal plus dessert should be served 2 hours prior to showtime. In either case, for soundcheck/rehearsal and show, please provide: (1) small tray fresh fruit (1) 6-pack regular Pepsi – NO SUBSTITUTES (12) small bottles of spring water (for backstage and onstage) (2) assorted chocolate bars (Lindt, Ghirardelli, Drost, e.g.) - NO NUTS (2) large GLASS bottles of water, such as Panna or Voss (non-carbonated) Hot coffee and tea service (½ & ½, real sugar, honey, etc.) Clean cups, plates and utensils, glasses & ice ***Please refrigerate goods as appropriate for the duration of the show. AT 1 HOUR PRIOR TO SHOW (1) bottle of excellent quality red wine (6) bottles of beer – Sam Adams or Fat Tire, or a local amber or porter AFTER SHOW If you’ve chosen to provide catering, then please provide 2 small pizzas - 1 no-meat, 1 meat Natalie MacMaster w/Symphony Contract Rider REVISED Mar, 2011 Production Contact: Ira Seigel IraSeigel@hotmail.com; 206-601-4498 (cell) Natalie MacMaster w/Symphony – 2011 Technical Rider Backline & Staging MAC MORIN – Piano One Grand Piano – Prefer Steinway D 9’ or Yamaha C7. Tuned to A440 prior to soundcheck, with touch-up tuning scheduled 2 hours before doors One adjustable, padded piano bench JD BLAIR – Drums DW (www.dwdrums.com) or Gretsch (www.gretschdrums.com) is requested. One 18” Kick, 16” depth; OR, One 22” Kick, 18” depth One 14” Maple Snare – 5” depth One 12” Snare Heads – Heads should be AQUARIAN and in tunable condition, new is requested and preferred. Snare Top should be Aquarian Satin Finish with Power Dot www.aquariandrumheads.com/products/specialty-snare-drumheads. Part #TCPD Bass Drum Front should be a ported Aquarian Regulator www.aquariandrumheads.com/products/regulator-series. Part #RPT BK Bass Drum Batter should be Aquarian Super Kick II with a pad for the beater to hit if available. www.aquariandrumheads.com/products/super-kick-series. Part #SKII **If Aquarians are not available in your area, please contact Chris Brady, Artist Relations at Aquarian Heads: email@example.com OR firstname.lastname@example.org; ph: 714-632-0230, x15 In the RARE event that Aquarian cannot be obtained, please substitute Evans Hydraulic heads but ONLY as a last resort. Cymbals All should be PAISTE. Signature or Alpha preferred: 20" Sizzler or Regular Ride; 16”, 15” or 14” Crash; 8” Splash; 15" Hi Hats (preferred) or 14” **If Paistes are not available in your area, please contact Wayne Wilburn, Artist Relations Manager at Paiste America: email@example.com, ph: 800-472-4783 Hardware Two DW or other high quality Snare Stands One DW or other high quality Hi–Hat Stand and clutch One high quality hydraulic drum throne with back support; e.g., Roc n’ Soc Two DW bass drum pedals - DW5000 and DW9000 3 boom cymbal stands Natalie MacMaster w/Symphony - Backline Revised Mar, 2011 CARPENTRY AND MISC ITEMS • 4 (four) armless orchestra chairs; • 8’x 4’ Plywood (3/4” Birch Cabinet Grade) dance surface to be placed DSC. Needed only when stage surface is not suitable for tap dancing. • 3 (Three) Manhasset music stands with stand lights Natalie MacMaster w/Symphony - Backline Revised Mar, 2011 Natalie MacMaster w/Symphony - 2011 Technical Rider Sound Requirements In most cases, we will NOT be carrying a sound engineer. We will need you to provide both FOH and monitor engineers. The monitor engineer should be experienced in IEM (in-ear monitor) set up and operation. The following requirements are for Natalie’s musicians. We are relying on you to know what monitoring requirements your symphony players need. We do not presume to tell you how many or the placement of monitor wedges for your particular musicians or stage setup. This might include, but is not limited to, a small powered monitor and a handset intercom station for the maestro. The same goes for microphones: we are relying on you to know your needs, based on the acoustics of your performance hall. At the minimum, however, we would suggest mics on the principal players of each section and also in the percussion section to keep things time-aligned. Finally, there are several opportunities for duets with Natalie and your concertmaster. We ask that you provide a wireless mic system – a lavalier, e.g. – for the Concertmaster to balance the sound of her/his violin with that of Natalie’s, and that you discuss this with her/him in advance. Front of House Speaker Systems - A “State of the Art” system must provide adequate coverage to all audience areas at full frequency range and without distortion, including the use of front fills, balcony fills, and delay clusters. It would help our show if your subwoofers were fed by an AUX send. The pianist’s “foot stomp” mic is meant to be fed primarily to the subs to simulate a kick drum sound. Processing (Drive) - Analog or digital 1/3-octave graphic EQs on each output (L, R, Sub, etc) Console – Professional quality digital or analog. Midas, Soundcraft, Yamaha, etc. Your choice Processing (Inserts, for analog console) and Effects: 6 channels - DBX 160x or BSS 901-II; 4 channels - Drawmer, Aphex 612 or BSS 502 Gates; 2 Yamaha SPX 990 or equivalent Natalie MacMaster w/Symphony - Sound Requirements Revised Mar, 2011 Monitor System and Operator; Wireless Systems We RECOMMEND a digital console capable of 1 stereo in-ear mix, plus 3 wedge mixes for the pianist, drummer and Natalie, plus wedge mixes/sidefills as required by the Symphony. Consoles such as a PM5D, M7CL, Soundcraft Vi6 or Vi4, or a high-quality analog console that is able to provide the above mixes are acceptable. However, whatever console is provided, PLEASE MAKE SURE THE ENGINEER WORKING THE DESK IS FAMILIAR AND COMPETENT WITH ITS OPERATION AND KNOWS HOW THE SYSTEM IS WIRED. 2 (Two) channels of Wireless Shure or Sennheiser Microphone systems with beltpacks are required. The beltpacks MUST have LEMO connectors. We highly recommend the Sennheiser EM3732 receiver (dual channel) and the SK 5212 beltpacks (2 of them). Natalie carries her DPA mic and pickup setup for her fiddle. They have LEMO connectors and you MUST provide 2 beltpack transmitters with LEMO connectors. 1 (One) channel of Wireless Shure or Sennheiser Microphone system with beltpack is REQUESTED for the Concertmaster. A lavalier placed under the instrument can be used quite easily and effectively to balance her/his level with Natalie, or a bridge-mounted mic such as a MKE II or DPA. 1 (One) Wireless Shure or Sennheiser IEM (Monitor) System is required. It should have clear, legal frequencies so it may operate simultaneously with other equipment in your area. Your system might also require an active antenna splitter/combiner unit. Beltpacks MUST have stereo mini connectors – the earbuds we carry have stereo mini plugs. 1 (One) Generic IEM “ear bud” set is required. 3 (Three) Wedge Mixes - drummer, pianist, Natalie 1 (One) Wireless Shure or Sennheiser handheld vocal mic for Natalie’s talk Band Soundcheck and Orchestra Rehearsal A 1-hour soundcheck with just Natalie and her musicians and the house and monitor engineers is required prior to rehearsal with the orchestra. Prior to their arrival, please have the piano and drums placed and miked per the plot, step dance area (board and mics) preset, and all wireless gear wired and tested. Adequate rehearsal time with the orchestra should be scheduled immediately following soundcheck. Typically this would last for 4 (four) hours, but your labor agreement or the maestro’s requirements may vary. Miscellaneous Intercom between FOH sound and LD and monitor engineer and stage manager All mics as per the current input list. Natalie MacMaster w/Symphony - Sound Requirements Revised Mar, 2011 PRESENTER INFORMATION FORM Please provide this information. This form will be faxed multiple times, so PLEASE print legibly or type. ______________________________________________________________________ Your name ______________________________________________________________________ Your phone and email address ______________________________________________________________________ Venue Name & Website ______________________________________________________________________ Venue Physical Address (where packages are delivered) ______________________________________________________________________ Address, Location or GPS Coordinates of Loading Dock (to obtain the GPS coordinates using a Garmin GPS device, e.g.) simply use the “Where Am I?” function) Hall capacity for this event _________________________ Venue Main Business Office Phone _____________________________ Venue Box Office Phone (not a recording) ________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________ Recommended Nearby Hotels (or the hotel where you are providing rooms) CONTACTS ___________________________________________________________ Person Responsible for Production Advance Phone_______________________ E-mail___________________________________ __________________________________________________________ Person Responsible for Hotels/Hospitality Phone_______________________ E-mail___________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Person Responsible for Artist Merchandise Inventory and Sales Phone_______________________ E-mail___________________________________ Send Production Contact: Ira Seigel MOTF / NM Concert Rider IraSeigel@hotmail.com Masters of the Fiddle / Two Fiddles, Two Pianos Natalie MacMaster BOOKING INQUIRIES – U.S. Columbia Artists Management LLC (CAMI) Toby Tumarkin 212-841-9563 917-207-0294 firstname.lastname@example.org Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy Masters of the Fiddle Natalie MacMaster Natalie MacMaster BOOKING INQUIRIES – CANADA SL Feldman & Associates Richard Mills 416-598-0067 email@example.com Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy Two Fiddles, Two Pianos Natalie MacMaster Natalie MacMaster CONTRACT INQUIRIES – U.S. Columbia Artists Management LLC (CAMI) Anna Berk AABerk@camimusic.com 212-841-9508 212-841-9663 Jessica Gloria JGloria@camimusic.com 212-841-9579 212-841-9719 CONTRACT INQUIRIES – CANADA SL Feldman & Associates Tessa Delehanty Tessa@slfa.com 416-598-0067 / phone; 416-598-9597 / fax ALL OTHER INQUIRIES Show Advance, including tech, hospitality, etc. Ira Seigel, Road Manager 206-601-4498 IraSeigel@hotmail.com General Artistic & Interview inquiries: Dianne Fitzpatrick, Personal Manager 902-234-2885 Dianne@NatalieMacMaster.com ARTIST WEBSITES Natalie MacMaster www.NatalieMacMaster.com OR www.MacMasterMusic.com Donnell Leahy www.LeahyMusic.com For downloadable electronic versions of the biography, brochure copy, photographs and logo art, please go to the CAMI website.