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Sample Client Contract


If you have already read our article on client agreements HERE then you will understand how important it can be to establish what services you are agreeing to offer your clients. So in order to try and assist you we have sourced a sample client agreement which is a good foundation for you to create your own.

Simply copy and paste to a Word and edit as required.

This is only a sample agreement and if you choose to use it then Leicestershire Music accept no liability for its use and you should check the spelling and grammar.




Your Band, 123 Music Street, Musician City, MU5 11C Telephone 0000000000000000

This contract for musical entertainment, written & dated __________, is made between the undersigned Client (purchaser of musical services) and The Musician (provider of musical services).

1. Type of Performance:

2. Venue Address:

3. Venue Contact:

4. Date of Performance:

5. Set-up Time:

6. Start & Finish Times of Actual Performance: DEPOSIT: £_________ (Non-refundable & payable to John Nicole by check or money order and due within 10 days. Deposits received after 10 days are subject to return, rendering the contract null and void, since the act has the option of booking elsewhere without obligation to any Client whose deposit and signed contract are overdue beyond the 10 day courtesy period.) FINAL BALANCE: £__________ (Payable to ____________in cash, cheque or postal order at the event.


8. OVERTIME: If and when agreeable to the client and the contracted entertainment, the time of engagement may be extended at the agreed overtime rate of £________ per hour, to be paid before the overtime period commences.

9. CANCELLATION of the engagement by the Client for any reason shall forfeit the deposit. Cancellation of the engagement by the Client WITHIN 90 DAYS of the date of engagement shall also require payment of the balance to the act, unless the same act is rebooked by the client for an open date within 30 days of the cancelled date. Payment of the balance will not be required if the act obtains a suitable substitute booking elsewhere, or if cancellation is due to a verifiable death in the immediate family of the client. Cancellation by the client due to a major snow storm that is in progress on the date of engagement must be received no later than 12 noon on the date of the engagement. A Client cancelling their engagement by telephone must also verify that cancellation in writing via dated mail.

10. ADDITIONAL PERSONNEL: ________________ agrees to notify the Client of any additions in personnel who may assist in setting up or performing on the date of this engagement.

11. PERFORMANCE BREAKS: ____________ typically takes one ten-minute break for every 1.5 hours of live performance. These breaks may vary due to unforeseen circumstances at the function or due to instructions from the Client. If requested by the Client, appropriate pre-recorded music shall be provided during the breaks.

12. MUSIC SELECTION: THE MUSCIAN will perform any songs from his standard set list as requested by the Client.

13. UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES: If, due to death, sudden incapacitating illness, accident or other unforeseeable circumstances and/or acts of God, THE MUSICIAN is unable to perform as contracted, every effort will be made to provide a substitute act (subject to approval by the Client) to perform at the same fee & terms. If no acceptable substitute MUSICAN can be found, THE MUSICAN agrees to refund the deposit and any payments made by the Client. Upon such refund, this contract shall become null & void, and the Client shall have no further legal recourse against THE MUSICIAN. If THE MUSICIAN performance starts late due to unavoidable circumstances (traffic, weather etc) the Client has the option to add that amount of time to the end of the function at no additional charge or to deduct a refund from the balance due to the act at the function.

14. SAFETY & LIABILITY: THE MUSICIAN will take all reasonable steps to assure the safety of all individuals attending the performance. The Client agrees to advise the Musician of any complaints of sound volume or potential safety hazards associated with the placement of music equipment.

I, the undersigned, have read this document and do fully understand and agree to the terms and conditions set forth herein.

THE MUSICIAN                                                                                 THE CLIENT
Name:                                                                                                    Name:
Address:                                                                                                Address:
Phone:                                                                                                   Phone:
Signed:                                                                                                  Signed: