The Los Angeles Music Magazine Star Management
You have spent your whole life dreaming about a rewarding career as a professional musician and artist. Choosing the right manager is the most important step you will ever take. A great manager can make your dreams come true. They can help book and promote your shows, handle your publicity, secure record contracts, and above all, a great manager can make you money. A bad manager won’t.
So, why should you let us manage your career?
A good friend once told me, “it ain’t about what you know; it’s about who you know.” We know most of the record companies in the area and the deals they offer. Some are perfect for what you want to do, but a lot of them aren’t. The record contract you get depends on what you want from the record company and what you’re willing give up and do on your own. We’ll help you figure out what you want in a record contract and we’ll make sure that you get it.
Unfortunately, you can’t survive on a record contract alone. You have to play to make a living. We’ll make sure you play often and at the right venues. Venue bookers are only looking for one type of performer, the one that will bring in a crowd. We’ll make sure you bring in a crowd by promoting your shows. We’ll make sure your dates get listed in local magazines and newspapers. We believe the more people know about you, the more they’ll want to buy your records and see you perform.
Our job is simply making sure you get paid, because the bottom line is we only make money when you make money. Take a step in the right direction and began living the life you’ve always dreamt of... Read over the contract below, and let us work with you before you sign. If it sounds good to you, email us, and we will move forward to discuss your dreams and the future of your career. It all begins with an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Johnathan Leonard Mills
Chief Executive Editor
Manager - Client Agreement
Agreement, entered into as of _________ (month) _____ (day) ______ (year) between _________________________________ (hereafter referred to as client) and the Los Angeles Music Magazine (hereafter referred to as manager).
1. Scope of agreement
Client hereby employs manager and manager hereby accepts employment as client’s manager and representative throughout the world with respect to client’s services, appearances and endeavors as a band, artist, model and/or actor. As used in this agreement “Client” refers to the undersigned band, artist, model and/or actor.
a). Manager agrees to use reasonable efforts in the performance of the following duties.
1). Assist client in obtaining, obtain offer of, and negotiate contracts
2). Promote and publicize client name and talent
3). Assist client in obtaining engagements
4). Advise, aide, counsel and guide client with respect to client’s professional career
5). Carry on business correspondence on client’s behalf related to client’s professional career
b). Manager will not accept any engagements for client without client’s prior approval, which shall not be unreasonably withheld.
a). Client shall promptly refer to manager all communications, written or oral, received by or on behalf of client relating to services and appearances by client.
b). Manager may publicize the fact that manger is the manager for client.
c). Manager shall have the right to use or permit others to use client’s name and likeness in advertising or publicly relating to client’s services and appearances but without cost to the client, unless client shall otherwise specifically agree.
d). In the event of client’s breech of this agreement, manager’s sole right and remedy for such breech shall be the receipt from the client of the commissions specified in this agreement, but only if, as, and when, client receives money or other consideration on which such commissions are payable.
a). In consideration of the services to be rendered by manager, client agrees to pay manager commissions equal to fifteen percent (15%) of the gross earnings received by the client, directly or indirectly, for each engagement, for the term of the engagement on which commissions are payable.
b). Client will pay manager commissions equal to fifteen percent (15%) of the gross earnings received by client, directly or indirectly, for all contracts entered into during the term of this agreement, including commissions on gross earnings received from contracts extending beyond the term of this agreement.
c). As used in this paragraph and elsewhere in this agreement the term “ gross earnings” shall mean the total amounts received by client for each engagement less cost and expenses incurred in collecting amounts due for any engagement, including cost of arbitration, litigation and attorney fees
d). Manager’s commissions shall be payable on all money or other considerations received by client pursuant to contracts negotiated or entered into during the term of this agreement and contracts in existence at the commencement of the term here of (excluding, however, any engagements as to which the client is under prior obligation to pay commissions to another manager); and to any modifications, extensions and renewals regardless of when client shall receive such money or other considerations.
e). Commissions shall become due and payable to manager immediately following the receipt thereof by client or by anyone else on the client’s behalf.
5. Duration and termination of agreement
a). The term of this agreement remains binding to all engagements and contracts entered into for one (1) year beginning as stated in the opening heading. This contract shall be extended in regards to all contracts entered into by the client for the duration of those contracts.
b). Manager’s commissions shall be payable on all moneys or other considerations received by the client from contracts negotiated or entered into during this agreement and contracts in existence at the commencement of this agreement, including modifications, extensions and renewals regardless of when client shall receive such moneys or other considerations.
c). This contract may be terminated by either party by telephone or written letter. Such termination shall be effective at the date of the phone call or mailing.
d). Client’s disability resulting in failure to perform engagements and client’s unreasonable refusal to accept and perform engagements shall not by themselves either deprive manager of its rights to terminate, nor will it give client the right to terminate.
e). Termination of this agreement shall not deprive manager of commissions from contracts negotiated or entered into during this agreement, or contracts in existence at the commencement of this agreement, including modifications, extensions and renewals regardless of when client shall receive such moneys or other considerations.
6. Related service agreements
Any other agreement or arrangements between the parties require the creation of additional agreements relating to the utilization of client’s services for other employment outside of the terms set in this agreement.
This agreement shall be personal to the parties and shall not be transferable or assignable by operation of law or otherwise without the prior consent of the client. The obligation imposed by this agreement shall be binding to both parties for the full term of this agreement.
Whereas the below individual have set forth their signature ratifying this agreement and the terms herein as in place and enforceable for the allotted time described.
Manager’s signature and date Client’s signature and date