EXAMPLE OF A LONG-FORM ARTIST MANAGEMENT AGREEMENT
WITH EXPLANATORY NOTES
(Taken from the WIPO Publication 'How to Make a Living from Music'
by David Stopps)
Every situation is different and will present its own unique set of
circumstances. Some countries follow different industry practices which may
not be the same as the following example. It is therefore intended to be a
guide to understanding long-form artist management contracts, hopefully
assisting in arriving at a fair agreement for both parties.
This example is in two parts: the contract and the schedule. Example
clauses are shown in italics with notes on the clauses in normal type.
The Artist hereby appoints the Manager who agrees to carry out the
Manager’s duties in relation to the Artist’s career throughout the Territory
during the Term.
The Artist shall pay commission to the Manager at the Commission Rate
during the Commission Term on all commissionable income earned by
the Artist from the Artist’s care