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DJ Agreement

Last revision Last revision 05/02/2024
Formats FormatsWord and PDF
Size Size11 to 16 pages
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Last revisionLast revision: 05/02/2024

FormatsAvailable formats: Word and PDF

SizeSize: 11 to 16 pages

Rating: 4.5 - 1 vote

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This DJ Agreement is a contract for use between DJs (disc jockeys - ie people who provide music and/or audiovisual services for events) and their clients.

The Agreement allows the DJ and the client to outline the scope of their relationship and to describe the specifics of the DJ services that will be provided. This document can be prepared by clients, such as event planners, venues, or individuals who wish to hire a DJ or it can be used by a DJ company or individual DJ who intends to provide those services to a client.

Often, individuals enter into business relationships without having all of the details of the parties' relationship with each other written down. By discussing the specifics of the Agreement ahead of time, both the DJ and the client can make sure that their needs and wishes about the business relationship are known and respected.

This document is specifically for services related to someone providing DJ services. This website also has a general purpose Service Agreement that can be used for someone providing a different kind of services.

This DJ Agreement is only for use when a DJ is being hired as a contractor. It is not designed for use when the DJ is an employee of the party that is hiring them. For employment relationships, use our Employment Agreement or our Letter of Offer of Employment. For further information, see our guide "What's the Difference Between an Employee and an Independent Contractor?".

How to use this document

This document covers all of the important information necessary for a DJ or DJ company to enter into a business relationship with a client including the following details:

  • Pertinent identifying details for both parties involved
  • Specifics of the services that will be provided
  • Responsibilities of the DJ and Client, including knowledge of sound mixing, local noise ordinances, and lighting, as well as arriving in advance to set up and playing guests' requests when reasonable and able
  • Amount of compensation the DJ will receive, including late fees, over time, and retainer fees or deposits as applicable
  • Details about when and how the Agreement will be terminated
  • Adherence to confidentiality and warranty provisions guaranteeing the quality of the work

The DJ and the client can discuss the terms of the Agreement and create and sign the final Agreement together prior to the work actually beginning. This Agreement can also be created after the work has already begun for the purpose of clarifying the relationship between and the responsibilities of all of the involved parties.

In the signature clause of the document, it is possible to include witnesses, who will witness the signatures of the parties. Witnesses are not mandatory, but they can help to verify that the document has been legitimately signed. If witnesses are being included, they should be independent adults (18 years or older), who do not benefit from the document and who have the mental capacity to understand the nature of the document. The parties should not witness each other.

After inputting the required information, the Agreement is printed out and signed by both parties, and then kept on file by both parties for the duration of the Agreement as well as for a reasonable period of time thereafter.

Applicable law

General principles of contract law, as provided by the common law, apply to this Agreement.

The Fair Work Act 2009 (Commonwealth) and the Independent Contractors Act 2006 (Commonwealth) also deal with the rights of independent contractors in Australia.

Australian law also imposes restrictions on parties that try to disguise employees as independent contractors, in order to avoid paying employee entitlements. This matter is further discussed in our guide "What's the Difference Between an Employee and an Independent Contractor?". Further information is available from the Fair Work Ombudsman.

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