This Management Agreement can be used by both Artists and Managers when beginning a new Artist-Manager relationship.
The Artist-Manager relationship is one of the most important and essential in an artist’s career. Both parties must feel comfortable that the relationship is built on trust and transparency, i.e. the artist needs to know what the manager’s duties are and the manager needs to have limits on his authority and costs. A good management agreement, like this one from Indie Artist Resource, not only explains the length of the relationship and payment, but also spells out the duties of the manager and the extent his authority reaches. It also places clear limits on what costs the manager can incur and makes sure the artist is not being charged for tasks he shouldn’t be or for items the manager is also doing for other artists (such as traveling on behalf of more than one client).
This agreement comes with instructions on how to complete the agreement and can be used repeatedly for work with different artists (if you’re a manager) or a different manager (if you’re an artist and have ended a relationship with your previous manager).
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This Management Agreement has been prepared by an attorney licensed to practice in the State of California for California residents and under California laws. If you are a resident of another state besides California, the laws of your state may differ from those reflected in this Management Agreement and you should retain an attorney in your state to advise you and draft a management agreement on your behalf, and/or review this Management Agreement template before you use it.
The purpose of a Management Agreement is to delineate the terms of the relationship between the artist and the manager, the obligations and services of each party, and attempt to avoid later disputes over those issues. It is impossible, however, to anticipate all issues that may be arise between the parties, and this template Management Agreement does not cover or purport to cover every issue that the parties might encounter. The template also is general and is drafted to address common terms in management agreements, not terms specific to your relationship that is the subject of this Management Agreement. This template (and Indie Artist Resource, www.indieartistresource.com, and Erin M. Jacobson, Esq.) do not purport to provide and are not providing you with legal advice or acting as your attorney. If you would like advice about the terms of your situation, you should consult with a lawyer licensed in your state who can give advice directed specifically to your needs and issues.
This Management Agreement template is made available for self-help purposes. The availability of, or your download of use of this Management Agreement template is not legal advice or the practice of law. There is no attorney-client relationship created between you and Indie Artist Resource, Erin M. Jacobson, Esq., or any other attorney or employee at Indie Artist Resource and the parties listed herein are not acting as your attorney. You should not rely on, act, or fail to act, upon this information without seeking the professional counsel of an attorney licensed in your state.
By using this Management Agreement, you understand and agree to these conditions and shall not hold Indie Artist Resource or Erin M. Jacobson, Esq. liable for any potential or actual liabilities or losses incurred from your use of this Management Agreement.