Performance Clauses In Entertainment Contracts


Creating and arranging the art of recorded music is clearly an art form. But so is the act of an entertainment lawyer drafting documents, contracts, and contract language in general. How might an entertainment lawyer’s ability to draft a legal statement or contract affect an artist, musician, songwriter, producer or other artist as a practical matter? Many artists think they will be “home free”, as soon as they are given a record label contract to sign from an entertainment lawyer, then pitch the contract to their entertainment lawyer for what they expect that it may be. rubber-stamp inspection on each paragraph. They are lost. And those of you who previously accepted the “first form” contract are laughing, right now.

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It makes sense for the artist and their entertainment attorney to carefully review all documents. Contracts and other forms sent to the artist for signature, before signing. Disagreements and negative terms are not the only things an entertainment lawyer should remove from the original contract document.

For a singer or entertainment lawyer to leave out vague or ambiguous language in a signed contract. It might just leave a potentially serious problem for another day – especially in relation to a contract to a signed recording that can only bind the performer. services for many years. And remember, as any entertainment lawyer with extensive data on the subject will tell you. The artistic “lifetime” of most artists is short – meaning an artist can tie their entire career into one bad deal, the other. a bad signature, or one bad sentence. Often this bad contract signing occurs before the producer seeks the advice and counsel of an entertainment lawyer.

One seemingly insurmountable type of ambiguity that arises in clauses in entertainment contracts. Is in the specific context of what I and other entertainment lawyers call the “performance clause” of contract. Commitments that are implicit in a performance contract, often turn out to be unenforceable. Consider the following:

Contract Clause #1: “The label shall use its best efforts to promote and market the Album in the Country”.

Contract Clause #2: “Album, as.”

One should not use any clause in the contract. One does not have to agree with any verse as written. One should discuss the terms of these contracts through an entertainment lawyer, before signing. Both sections set out contractual performance obligations that are, at best, ambiguous. Why? Well, according to Contract Clause #1, reasonable minds, including those of entertainment lawyers on both sides of the transaction. May differ as to what “best efforts” means, which the clause is not means or the opposite, or both. The contracting parties have agreed to “best efforts” to talk at that time (if any).

Thinking outside of the box and trying something beyond a typical comedian or keynote speaker can pay off in the long run.
Some of the best regarded corporate entertainment we have supplied for award ceremonies, has ranged from circus schools, DJs and musical bands through to close up magicians and clowns. Once again we work with the client and what they wish the outcome to be and supply appropriate entertainment for the pre-determined outcome. If you choose a corporate entertainer organiser, rather than an agency, you can cut the cost and increase the quality of the entertainment. This arrangement should allow the hiring of acts without paying a commission for each, whilst paying just a flat fee to the corporate entertainment organiser, a much more cost effective arrangement which allows you to get the highest quality service.