Generic DJ Contract

“MY DJ COMPANY”-”MY DJ NAME”

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“MY DJ COMPANY”-”MY DJ NAME” Service Contract

AGREEMENT made this ____ day of __________, 20__, by and between _______________________________________, hereinafter referred to as the Purchaser, and “MY DJ COMPANY”, hereinafter referred to as the DJ.

WITNESSETH NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the promises and the agreements herein contained and intending to be legally bound hereby, the Parties do agree as follows:

  1. The Purchaser hereby engages the DJ to provide a DJ Service. The service to be performed at Event Location:

(Venue): ______________________________________________________________________

(Address): _____________________________________________________________________

(Phone #): _____________________________________________________

  1. “MY DJ COMPANY” hereby agrees to provide a DJ Service for the Purchaser at the above-mentioned location.
  1. The said DJ Service shall consist primarily of providing musical entertainment by means of a recorded music format.
  1. “MY DJ COMPANY” hereby agrees to render professional services and is at all times to have complete control of the program.
  1. The Parties hereby agree that the DJ Service shall be provided and accepted on the following date(s) and time(s) of the engagement:

Date(s):

Start Time(s):

Finish Time(s):

“MY DJ COMPANY”-”MY DJ NAME”

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“MY DJ COMPANY” Service Contract

  1. The Purchaser in consideration of the DJ Service to be rendered by the DJ, and the mutual promises contained herein, hereby agrees to pay to the DJ the following consideration:

A non-refundable reservation fee of $xxx.00 is required to secure the services of “MY DJ COMPANY” for the engagement. This amount shall be applied toward the Performance Fee.

The Performance Fee is $xxx.00 for the time frame outlined above. Services requested that exceed the time frame will be charged at the rate of $xx.00 per hour, payable the day of the engagement. It may not always be possible to provide additional performance time. However, when feasible, requests for extended playing time will be accommodated.

Purchaser Initials _________ “MY DJ COMPANY” ______

Purchaser:

_________________________________________________

Signature

_________________________________________________

Printed Name

Address: _______________________________________________________________

Phone: __________________________________

“MY DJ COMPANY”:

_______________________________

Owner

“MY DJ COMPANY”-”MY DJ NAME”

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Additional Terms and Conditions

The agreement of “MY DJ COMPANY” to perform is subject to proven detention by accidents, riots, strikes, epidemics, acts of God, or any other legitimate conditions beyond their control. If such circumstances arise, all reasonable efforts will be made by “MY DJ COMPANY” to find replacement entertainment at the agreed upon fees. Should “MY DJ COMPANY” be unable to procure a replacement, Purchaser shall receive a full refund. Purchaser agrees that in all circumstances, “MY DJ COMPANY” liability shall be exclusively limited to an amount equal to the performance fee and that “MY DJ COMPANY” shall not be liable for indirect or consequential damages arising from any breach of contract.

All deposits are nonrefundable.

The Purchaser and “MY DJ COMPANY” agree that this contract is not subject to cancellation unless both parties have agreed to such cancellation in writing. In the event the Purchaser breaches the contract, he or she shall pay “MY DJ COMPANY” the amount set forth in the Contract as liquidated damages, 6% interest thereon, and “MY DJ COMPANY’s reasonable attorney’s fees.

It is hereby further agreed that the Purchaser shall be held liable for any injury or damages to “MY DJ COMPANY” or property of “MY DJ COMPANY”, while on the premises of said engagement, if damage is caused by Purchaser or guest, members of his organization, engagement invitees, employees, or any other party in attendance, whether invited or not.

It is understood that if this is a “Rain or Shine” event, “MY DJ COMPANY” compensation is in no way affected by inclement weather. For outdoor performances, Purchaser shall provide overhead shelter for setup area. “MY DJ COMPANY” reserves the right, in good faith, to stop or cancel the performance should the weather pose a potential danger to him, the equipment, or audience. Every effort will be made to continue the performance. However, safety is paramount in all decisions. “MY DJ COMPANYs compensation will not be affected by such cancellation.

In the event of circumstances deemed to present a threat or implied threat of injury or harm to “MY DJ COMPANY” staff or any equipment in “MY DJ COMPANY” possession, “MY DJ COMPANY” reserves the right to cease performance. If the Purchaser is able to resolve the threatening situation in a reasonable amount of time (maximum of 15 minutes), “MY DJ COMPANY” shall resume performance in accordance with the original terms of this agreement. Purchaser shall be responsible for payment in full, regardless of whether the situation is resolved or whether “MY DJ COMPANY” resumes performance. In order to prevent equipment damage or liability arising from accidental injury to any individual attending this performance, “MY DJ COMPANY” reserves the right to deny any guest access to the sound system, music recordings, or other equipment.

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Purchaser shall provide “MY DJ COMPANY” with safe and appropriate working conditions. This includes a 6-foot by 6-foot area for setup, space for setting up speakers and lighting stands. “MY DJ COMPANY” requires a minimum of one 15-20-amp circuit outlet from a reliable power source within 50 feet (along the wall) of the set-up area. This circuit must be free of all other connected loads. Any delay in the performance or damage to DJ’s equipment due to improper power is the responsibility of the Purchaser. Two circuits are preferred, where possible. Additional outlets on SEPARATE circuits for lighting (if contracted for) are required. Purchaser shall provide crowd control if warranted and furnishing directions to place of engagement. Purchaser is responsible for paying any charges imposed by the venue. These charges may include, but are not limited to, parking, use of electric power, and fire marshal if necessary (for use of fog).

A written event/music planner or music request list must be received from the Purchaser and forwarded to “MY DJ COMPANY” at least two weeks prior to the date of the engagement for it to be included in “MY DJ COMPANY” programming guidelines. With or without the aid of an event/music planner or music request list, “MY DJ COMPANY” shall attempt to play Purchaser’s and Purchaser’s guests’ music requests but shall not be held responsible if certain selections are unavailable. “MY DJ COMPANY” will make an extra effort to have music requests available if they are received IN WRITING at least two weeks prior to the engagement.

In the event of non-payment, “MY DJ COMPANY” retains the right to attempt collection through the courts. Purchaser will be held responsible for all court fees, legal fees, and collection costs incurred by “MY DJ COMPANY”. Purchaser shall be charged $25 for each bounced check plus a $7.50 service charge for each collection notice in addition to any legal remedies available to “MY DJ COMPANY” at law or in equity.

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This agreement guarantees that “MY DJ COMPANY” will be ready to perform at the start time of the engagement. No guarantee is made as to “MY DJ COMPANY” time of arrival; however, “MY DJ COMPANY” requests that they be permitted 60 minutes before the engagement and 30-60 minutes after the engagement for setup and takedown. “MY DJ COMPANY” also requests ramp or elevator access between the parking/service entrance and the setup area. If the venue requires setup or takedown in less time, or if equipment must be carried up stairs or lifted onto a stage to reach the setup area, additional labor will be charged at the rate of $50.00. If Purchaser or venue requires “MY DJ COMPANY” to complete setup more than one hour before the start time, or to postpone takedown more than hour after the end time indicated, the additional time will be charged at the rate of $50.00 per half-hour.

Client shall contact the event facility in advance to confirm that the event venue meets or exceeds all the required city, county, state and federal permits; fire and safety codes; police, city and county regulations; and that the venue meets all the city, county, state, and federal applicable laws to host such event. It is the responsibility of the client to provide all of the proper security personnel, search staff (if needed), and to make sure that the event doesn’t violate any city, county, state, or federal laws. If any violations occur, the client will assume all responsibilities and shall pay for any citations that arise as a result of the event. If the event gets shut down early, the Client shall pay the entire agreed amount to “MY DJ COMPANY”. This includes early termination due to LOUD MUSIC. If the police or fire department are called, including due to a loud music complaint, or if the police or fire department show up and asks the DJ to terminate the event, the event shall be stopped immediately and all remaining balances shall be paid at once. No further obligation shall exist. If the event is to move locations after the original event has been broken up or ended, an additional fee shall occur and be paid at once. However, “MY DJ COMPANY” reserves the right to continue on with the event at a new location. If the event is to be moved to a new location, “MY DJ COMPANY” is not required to provide its services. However, this will be at the discretion of the DJ on duty, and only after all appropriate fees are paid. If a citation is issued to the DJ, the Client shall be responsible for any fines and fees that shall arise as a result of. This contract releases “MY DJ COMPANY” from any and all liability and responsibilities from the event. The client shall be responsible for paying for any equipment damage that occurs as a result of the event. This includes fights, liquids thrown at equipment, flying objects, rude guests, etc. In the rare case that the sound system and/or equipment (including records, music, computer, and/or other “MY DJ COMPANY” property) gets confiscated, in part or in full, the client will be responsible for replacing the confiscated property immediately. The client shall make sure that peace be maintained through out the event.

Purchaser Initials _________ “MY DJ COMPANY” ______

By executing this contract as Purchaser, the person executing said contract, either individually, or as an agent or representative, represents and warrants that he or she is eighteen (18) years of age, and further, if executing said contract as agent or representative, that he or she has the authority to enter into this agreement and should he or she not have such authority, he or she personally accepts and assumes full responsibility and liability under the terms of this contract.

All attached riders are an integral part of this contract. This contract will supersede any other contract. If any part of this contract is illegal or unenforceable, the remaining provisions of this contract will remain valid and enforceable to both parties. This contract contains the entire agreement between the parties and no statement, promises, or inducements made by any party hereto, or agent or representative or either party hereto, which are not contained in this written contract, shall be valid or binding. This contract shall not be enlarged, modified, or altered except in writing by both parties and endorsed hereon.

The laws of the State of “MY STATE” shall govern this agreement. In the event of suit involving or relating to this agreement, Purchaser agrees that venue will be in Lake County. Purchaser agrees to defend, indemnify, assume liability for and hold “MY DJ COMPANY” harmless from any claims, damages, losses and expenses by or to any person, regardless of the basis, which pertains directly or indirectly to “MY DJ COMPANY” performance. In the event that a civil action arises in an effort to enforce any provision of this agreement, Purchaser shall pay “MY DJ COMPANY’s attorney’s fee and court costs. Purchaser may not transfer this contract to another party without the prior written consent of “MY DJ COMPANY”. This agreement is not binding until signed by both parties (Purchaser and DJ) and “MY DJ COMPANY” has received it. Any changes must be written and signed by both the Purchaser and “MY DJ COMPANY”. Oral agreements are non-binding. If any clause in this agreement is found to be illegal, the rest of the agreement shall remain in force.

“MY DJ COMPANY” may elect not to exercise their rights as specified in this agreement. By doing so, “MY DJ COMPANY” does not waive their right to exercise those options at a future date.

THE PARTIES hereto promise to abide by the terms of this agreement and intend to be legally bound thereby.

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