This contract (the „Agreement“) will be concluded on that day by ___ by the termination of the group as an independent contractor for the performance („show“) for the operator at __“place“, located at the address of the venue of the event. A group contract is a contract between members of the group, much like a partnership contract. It simply describes how the tape store is managed. If you don`t make your group at least a bit like a business, stop reading and choose an easier career. You won`t make it. Nina Noir, a Musician from San Francisco and a member of the all-girl tribute band The Killer Queens, admits that at first, it was quite unpleasant to have „the conversation“ with her band. „It was like, `Why so serious?` But every group is a business,“ she says. Even if it`s for fun and it doesn`t look like normal work, you pay taxes and invest money. – who owns the musical equipment (band or individual members) – who can sign contracts and cheques on behalf of the band – who can hire/fire members – and much more, I get a lot of emergency calls from me from my musician clients all over the country. Often, when a member withdraws, threatens to take legal action or simply refuses to let the other members continue as a group. Your band contract should serve as a guide to resolve any issues you or the band members have now, as well as to address any issues you think may arise in the future.
At least be sure to cover topics like: Without a band agreement, any member of your group can prevent you from using the group name if they wish. In fact, they might be able to create their own group and use your existing group name. They can also prevent you from enjoying the songs you`ve worked hard to write and record. You may be able to withdraw money from the group bank. Some examples of high-level disputes between members of the band are Pink Floyd (David Gilmour and Roger Waters both claimed the use of the band`s name, and for a while there were actually two versions of the Pink Floyd tour at the same time) and Guns n Roses (Axl successfully established his right on behalf of the band, although more of the original members were reunited in another group – Velvet Revolver of course). Members of both groups spent hundreds of millions of dollars on a judge to determine what could have been established from the outset in a good agreement. The process may seem a bit boring or complicated, but that doesn`t mean he takes pleasure in playing music together! If all is said and done, your group chord will actually help keep your experience smooth and allow you to focus on the music, instead of thinking about how to handle every little argument. . . .