Jockey Service Agreement
General Information & Checklist;
Step-by-Step Instructions; and
The Disc Jockey Service Agreement (the “Agreement”)
Instructions & Checklist
Jockey Service Agreement
the client and contractor must sign the Agreement. Because both
parties will want to retain an original, two originals should be
The Agreement should be signed
at the beginning of the term of service.
This form should not be used if
the contractor is considered an employee of the client.
If you like, you can erase the
italicized statements on the Agreement. These are just instructions
to help you complete it.
These forms are not intended to
be and are not a substitute for legal advice. These forms should only
be a starting point for you and should not be used or signed before
first consulting with an attorney to ensure that they address your
particular situation. An attorney should be consulted before
negotiating any document with another party.
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Jockey Service Agreement
Disc Jockey Service Agreement is an agreement between a
or disc jockey who will provide recorded music for an event and a
client. A service agreement is helpful because it provides the terms
and conditions of the arrangement. When and where will the event
take place? What types of music will be played? Are there any
specific songs or playlists which should be included? How much will
the disc jockey be paid? These are all questions that will be
answered in the service agreement. In addition, the service
agreement will reaffirm that an employer/employee relationship is not
following service agreement can be used for a one-time event or for
on-going services. In a few cases, you will need to choose the
provision that applies to your situation.
relationships are governed by both federal and state law. Many of
the state laws differ dramatically, therefore the client and the
contractor should become familiar with the laws of their specific
state and the federal government before entering into this type of
arrangement. In addition, before using the form you should always
consult with your attorney to ensure that it addresses you specific
Jockey Service Agreement
following instructions will walk you through each provision to help
you fully understand the terms of your agreement. The numbers below
correspond with the respective provision within the Agreement.
in the date that the Agreement is being entered into, and the name of
each party (the Contractor, and the name of the Client).
the disc jockey services that the Contractor will be providing.
2: Event Timeline and Musical Requests.
the Client specifies the type of event for which music will be
provided (e.g. wedding ceremony, wedding reception or other party or
event), as well as any music to be played at specific times during
the event. If the services are to be ongoing, the Client may specify
3: Equipment. Specify
whether the Client is to provide any equipment, or whether all
equipment will be provided by the Contractor. Also, the Contractor
may reserve the right to deny guest access to his/her/its equipment.
4: Payment. Fill
in the amount the Contractor will be paid for a one-time event or, if
ongoing, per performance. Specify when the payments will be made,
whether any non-refundable deposit is required, and whether the
payment will be in the form of cash, check or credit card.
5: Additional Fees.
Contractor should specify the amount of time needed for setup and
takedown of his equipment, and where more time is required by the
Client, whether there is an additional fee. Also, there may be
additional labor charges for carrying equipment up stairs or onto a
6: Other Expenses/Accommodation.
Set forth all of the expenses for which the Contractor will be
reimbursed, as well as any Contractor requirements related to the
7: Limitation on Liability. In
this optional provision, the Client assumes liability for any injury
to person or damage to property which results directly or indirectly
from the Contractor's performance. Some examples are if a guest
slips and falls on the dance floor, or if property is damaged due to
a crowd surge in a nightclub.
8: Recording of Performance. In
this optional provision, the Client may not record, reproduce or
transmit the Contractor's performance without the Contractor's
written consent. Personal videotapes or photographs of the
Contractor's performance, however, are acceptable.
in the service start date, and whether the Agreement is for a
one-time performance or for ongoing services. If ongoing, this
provision explains that the Agreement is terminable at will by either
party upon written notice.
Fill in the mailing address of each party to be used for written
11: General Provisions.
subsection states that the services shall be performed in a good and
workmanlike manner, and shall comply with all building codes and
other applicable laws. Generally, workmanlike manner means doing the
work in an ordinary skilled manner as a skilled workman would perform
subsection states that the Contractor and his/her/its employees or
agents are licensed and therefore authorized to perform the disc
this subsection, the Contractor warrants that he/she/it carries
insurance to cover injuries to himself/herself/itself, his/her/its
employees, and others who are injured or who suffer loss as a result
of the Contractor's or his/her/its employees' acts.
subsection states that in the event the Client fails to make any
payments, the Contractor can cease performance of the services
without breaching the Agreement, pending payment or a resolution of
subsection states that the Contractor shall not be liable for any
delay or nonperformance of the services, so long as the delay or
nonperformance is not due to circumstances within his/her/its
subsection reaffirms that the Contractor is an independent
contractor. This is an important distinction for the purposes of tax
status, insurance and liability. During the employment relationship
both parties should be careful to keep this distinction clear. It is
recommended that the parties review the rules set forth by the IRS on
this subject and also any state laws that may apply.
either party chooses to modify this Agreement in any way, this
subsection states that the modification must be put in writing and
signed by both parties.
subsection specifies the state whose laws shall be used to interpret
the Agreement. Generally, this will be the state where the disc
jockey services are being performed.
This subsection states that neither the Client nor the Contractor may
assign any rights or duties under the Agreement to a third party,
without the consent of the non-assigning party.
This subsection states that the headings used to describe each
provision are not to be used in any determination as to the meaning
of the provision itself. Rather, the headings are for the parties'
subsection specifies that the Agreement is considered the complete
agreement between the parties. Any prior agreements are invalid.
This subsection states that if one or more provisions of the
Agreement is deemed unenforceable (e.g., by a court), that provision
is severable from the rest of the Agreement, and the remaining
provisions shall remain binding and enforceable on the parties.
This subsection states that if one party breaches the Agreement, and
the non-breaching party seeks enforcement of the Agreement in a court
or other forum, the party who breached the Agreement shall pay all
reasonable attorneys' fees and costs incurred by the non-breaching
Each party should sign and date two original Agreements. Each party
should retain an original for their reference.
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