Booking Workshop: Contracts
Room 4 | 15:30 – 16:30 | Wednesday
Host: Nick Berry, Coda Agency (UK) | Mads Sørensen, Beatbox Entertainment (DK)
Contracts between agents and promoters were once a simple, one-page agreement stating the date and time of the gig and the agreed fee. But 40 years on, they’re now unwieldy tomes with multiple clauses and amendments – most of which are largely ignored and usually unsigned. So why are we bothering, and isn’t there a better way to do business and save weeks in the process? Nick and Mads pick through the most time-wasting clauses and ask whether what was introduced by a handful of pioneers is still the best way to work.