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Free DJ Business Contract Template

Why Contracts Are Important For DJ’s

If you are getting paid to be a DJ, you are considered to be a freelancer or “independent contractor”. This emphasizes the importance of having a proper contract prepared between you and your client. Using a generic template will help provide you the terminology necessary, while still being able to customize it with your desired terms.

Having a formal agreement prepared will help prevent any future legal disputes for services provided. It will put in writing how much you are expecting to get paid, when you will be paid, and also when and where you will be performing your music set. The most important part of this document is going to be determining final compensation amounts.







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DJ Business Contract Template

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DJ Business Agreement


Effective Date ____/____/______

DJ Service [Legal Name], AKA (The DJ)

Located at [Address]

[City], [State] [Zip Code]

Phone Number (000)000-0000

Email: email@address.com

&

Client [Legal Name], AKA (The Client)

Located at [Address]

[City], [State] [Zip Code]

Phone Number (000)000-0000

Email: email@address.com

Performance Date: ____/____/______

Location: ___________________________________________

Address: ____________________________________________

City: ________________________________ State: ____________ Zip: _____________

Site Telephone: _________________________________________

Performance Hours: __________________ ___________

Your DJ will be: ______________________________________

The total amount for DJ service will be $____________________.

A $150 deposit is due at the signing of this contract payable to the above listed DJ.

The balance of $______________ will be due on ____/____/______ prior to the engagement.

Terms & Conditions:

The minimum deposit to hereby bind the terms of this Agreement is $100. All checks should be made payable to the above listed DJ.

Any deposit that is received is non-refundable.

Both parties entering into this Agreement shall be permanently bound to fulfill the obligations unless one of the following conditions applies:

1. Both parties mutually agree to leave this Agreement and all its responsibilities.

2. The above described event is completely cancelled and a minimum of 45 days notice is given.

If the above mentioned DJ is unable to provide DJ services due to complications beyond their control a suitable replacement will be provided at no more than the original quoted price that is mutually hereby agreed upon.

Any and all information or details shall be communicated before five days before the event.

The DJ shall not be held liable for any action that may arise from or in connection with any individual that is not directly affiliated with the DJ. Additionally, the contracting party agrees to assume full responsibility for any and all damages that may be caused by themselves or their guests that involves the DJ’s property.

The below signed party agrees to allow the DJ to use pictures and / or video images taken at the above mentioned event for promotional uses.

Applicable Law


This contract shall be governed by the laws of the State of __________ in __________ County and any applicable Federal Law.


______________________________________ Date____________
Signature of the Client


______________________________________ Date____________
Signature of The DJ





How Much Should You Charge?

The amount you are going to charge for your bookings is going to depend on your city location, the type of event, and also your relationship with your customer. It is always good to do your research to find out how much other DJ’s and music performers charge in your area. This will give you a good feel for how much compensation you should receiving.

Based on our research we have determined that you will typically be able to make the most amount of money by playing sets at weddings and sweet sixteen parties. If possible, wait until you meet with the client to give a quote. Meeting your clients ahead of time will give you a good feel for their expectations and how much work will need to be put into the set.

Remember, you will have to declare and pay taxes on your income so make sure to factor those costs into your original quote. These taxes can typically be up to about 30% of whatever money is brought in. Also make sure to factor in travel costs as well.







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How To Get More DJ Bookings

One of the easiest ways to get more DJ gigs is by posting on free classified websites such as Craigslist. Many times DJ’s are doing their job part time, so they might not have extensive funds to spend on advertising. Craigslist ads are a great way to

Create a “Google My Business” account to help promote yourself in your city. Having local listings will help reach more customers near you. Once you play a few gigs, ask customers to write you reviews on your Google Plus/Google Business page. This will help to increase your organic local rankings.

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