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For each performance, the Buyer provides a specific and clear Brief to Pushworth about the service required: type, format, style and specific of Artist, Music, Performance and Performance Detail.
All Artists are approved by each Buyer after Pushworth submissions in accordance with the Brief provided.
All Briefs are provided via text, email, meeting or phone call to a Pushworth Booking Programmer. As such a strict audit trail is maintained to ensure that all Brief Information is met and complied with. Meeting Notes are recorded and saved and Phone Calls where Dates are booked for Artists and Services are recorded for Audit Purposes to preserve the correct information.
These submissions will include the marketing material as provided by the Artist.
The Buyer exerts no control over the artistic content of an Artist’s performances other than a repertoire style requirement designed specifically to satisfy the audience OR to build an audience culture or unless otherwise agreed eg a specific song for a Wedding or Function.
All Buyers are issued paperwork noting a link to these Booking Terms.
Pushworth is not legally a party to the contract and cannot legally enforce the Buyer’s compliance for these terms. As the other party to the contract, the Artist, however, can. Pushworth will provide evidence of the Audit Trail to the Artist to assist them to claim full payment for every performance executed.
The Performance Booking is made in agreement with these Terms and Conditions which the Buyer agrees to by allowing the Artist to perform in accordance with the paperwork provided.
The Pushworth Artist Standard
Register each Show (Original and Cover) and Act to
Nominate one representative for each band will be the Primary Contact and will be legally responsible for the Authorization, Management, Induction, Debrief, Compliance and Feedback for each individual band member and crew that accompanies the band onstage or backstage at every performance facilitated by Pushworth.
Agree to be responsible for their own authority, employment and services contracts and payments related to their performers and crew.
Agree the Act is an Independent Contractor responsible for their own Taxation, Superannuation and Public Liability Insurance.
Agree that every performer and crew is at least 18 years of age, has read and understand this code of conduct, and is competent to execute this agreement on behalf of the band.
Agree to obtain all necessary permits and consents from any relevant authority to the conducting of the engagement contracted hereunder and all matters incidental hereto and to comply with all conditions imposed in connection with the granting of any such permits and consents.
Legally confirm that you have full power and authority to offer, sell, and honour all Show dates booked by Pushworth on your behalf.
Legally agree that you will not organize Show dates directly or via another source without paying a 10% Booking Fee to Pushworth if Pushworth booked the show with that Promoter at that Venue in the previous 12 months. Pushworth is not an Introduction Service.
Guarantee that you are fit and proper for a safe and lawful delivery and conduct of all transactions, Shows, marketing and administration.
Provide correct up to date Business Administration information
Brand the act professionally – Live Appearance, Stage Backdrops or Banners, Artwork, and Social Media engagement.
Expand your Brand Reach
Build your Brand Metrics
Share your Brand Story in all Social Platforms
Tag the Buyer and Pushworth in every Social Media Gig Post
Establish your Brand Hashtags – share with your Pushworth Team
Supply Marketing Assets for your Original Product:
Your new Tour High Res Images – Album/Single Cover Photo Size 1mg 3000x 3000 pixel
High Res Tour Photo – Need both Horizontal + Vertical Options Size 1mg 3000x 3000 pixel
Make sure the High Res Color Photo is suitable for Magazine Cover 1mg 3000x 3000 pixel
Bio in Word
Tour Release in Word
Wave File for the Single
MP3 for the Single
All Social Media Links
High Res Logos 3000x 3000 pixel – Vector/.png files
Style Guide noting Logo Font and Color Code
Supply Marketing Assets for your Cover Product:
High Res 2020 Show Photo – Need both Horizontal + Vertical Options Size 1mg 3000x 3000 pixel
2020 Show Bio in Word
All Social Media Links
You Tube Show Reel Video Link
High Res Logos 3000x 3000 pixel – Vector/.png files
Supply Current Show Riders:
Flight and Baggage Rider
Be OHS Compliant:
Supply the annual Public Liability Certificate of Currency $10 Million
Tag and Test Lead Certificate – 6 monthly
Be able to produce a SWMS to the Buyer if required.
Nominate one person in the capacity of your Artist OHS officer. This person is responsible for site induction and management of safety at all gigs
The Artist agrees to alert Buyer Security to all unsafe behaviour however is not liable to police such behaviour.
Absolutely no pyrotechnics or flammable liquids are allowed on stage.
There are no open flames or burning allowed on stage.
The Artist will follow their own SWMS and ensure that all members and all production crew observe the Safe Work Practices and follow all Health and Safety protocols required by the Buyer.
Activate each Show on a weekly basis:
Respond to the weekly Activation Email to confirm your Shows
Notify the Pushworth team of any issues/changes/errors
Share a Facebook Event for each Show – tag the venue and Pushworth so the event can be shared in each network
Activate a Show Post 5 days before the Show – tag the venue and Pushworth so the event can be shared in each network
Maintain a high level in Show Production:
Unless otherwise arranged all acts should provide appropriate PA & lights.
PA should be appropriate to venue capacity & the minimumlights required are 2 x pars 56 or equivalent for solo/duos & 4 x pars 56 or equivalent for bands.
Smoke/Haze machines are not permitted unless otherwise approved
Make sure you test all your leads and equipment in between your shows to ensure they are in working order.
Always take spare batteries, leads and a tool kit with you to ensure you can fix anything that comes your way at every gig.
Provide Professional Production and Lighting and be able to manage technical challenges
Provide Break Music that contrasts and complements your Live Show sets
Maintain a high level in In HouseShow Production Management:
The Artist will follow their Health and Safety protocol and ensure that all usage of equipment provided by the Buyer is done professionally, safely and with respect.
In the event that the equipment provided by the Buyer for use by the Artist is damaged in any way, the Artist will be liable for said damage.
Maintain a high level in Standard Cover Show Installation:
Standard Load in is 2 Hours Prior to Performance.
Set Up is 60 Minutes Prior to Performance
Sound Check is Line Check Only
Load out is immediately after Performance
Always check the Artist Performance Contract for specific Installation times.
Maintain a high level in Feature Show Installation by working with the Specific Contract for:
Load In Times
Set Up Times
Strict Sound Check Times
Load Out Times
Demonstrate Business Competence:
Share your Google Calendar, tracking all Shows, with your Pushworth Team
Open all emails and read all contracts and ensure you understand all details
Notify your Pushworth Team of your GST status change in writing
Notify your Pushworth Team of your BSB and Bank Account change in writing
Supply all Marketing Assets via a Cloud Link
Be able to issue ATO compliant Invoices
Have a system to track Invoices and Remittances
On-Stage Off-Stage Delivery Standard
Upon Arrival At Show by Artist:
Artist meets with Duty Manager
Artist presents Photo ID to confirm identity of Booked Act
Artist does Safety Induction with Duty Manager
Artist is set up and sound checked no later than 30 minutes prior to the start of the performance unless otherwise noted in the Contract.
Artist is briefed by Duty Manager for any of the following:
Promotions for Artist to Do Live on Stage
Announcements to be Made from Stage
All performers must maintain a “general audiences” rating for their performance unless specifically agreed. Artists are asked to respect Venue staff, as well as the neighbours surrounding Venue site upon Gig Installation.
Other than drummers or keyboard players or guitarists playing pedal boards it is not acceptable for artists to be seated on stools or chairs.
No music stands on stage to hold books to read lyrics. A discreetly placed Music Stand holding an iPAD is acceptable.
The Artist agrees to observe a Dress code in accordance with the rules of the venue and dress like a paid entertainer to be discernible from a patron.
The use of illicit drugs on site, or in any Performance Area, Green Room or any area associated with the Performance Area (i.e. out the front of the venue) will not be tolerated and will result in the expulsion of the Artist from the performance.
In accordance with City bylaws, smoking is not permitted onstage or backstage.
Animals are not permitted onstage or backstage.
No food or beverages are permitted onstage with the exception of bottled water being safely stored beside the performer according to their SWMS.
No Alcohol to be provided free to Artists unless a Hospitality Rider has been agreed to and signed by the Promoter
All artists are entitled to soft drink or water.
Drinks may be consumed backstage and disposal of cans and bottles into the provided bin.
This is a show not a party. You are being paid to do a job. Artists are therefore encouraged to drink responsibly.
Food can only be consumed at the official Green Room (if provided).
The Buyer is not responsible for any items belonging to artists that have been lost or stolen while stored on stage, backstage, side of stage or in a dressing room.
The Artist must follow its own Security Protocol for all items stored on stage, backstage, side of stage or in a dressing room.
Artists agree to be responsible for self-regulation of their own behaviour and are encouraged to educate themselves to be trigger proof and self-resourced to expand their capacity for Shows and Tours.
Artists agree to treat the Pushworth team, Promoter, Publicist, Media, Venue Management and Staff, Volunteers, and Patrons with respect at all times.
There is zero tolerance for physical, verbal and/or sexual abuse or harassment. Infractions will result in immediate expulsion of a Show, Tour or from a Venue.
The Artist agrees that the line-up marketed to Pushworth is the same line-up that performs at the gig. **In the case of a Feature Show that rotates performers where the show branding is not reliant on featuring particular performers, this clause does not apply.
Changes in line-up MUST be notified to Pushworth prior to the performance. Pushworth will advise the Venue. The venue reserves the right to cancel the performance if the line-up change isn’t to their satisfaction.
The Artist acknowledges that they cannot subcontract any Pushworth performance contract to another performer.
Should an Artist not be able to honour a contract they are obligated to contact Pushworth as soon as they know they are unable to do the gig as contracted. Pushworth will then replace the Artist and charge them the full booking fee unless otherwise stated in writing.
The Artist agrees to indemnify Pushworth for any loss or expense incurred by Pushworth arising out of the cancellation or non-performance of a Performance. In such case, the Artist shall be liable to pay Pushworth the booking fee as specific in the schedule.
The Artist agrees that if offered a gig at a potential competitor venue in that same regional area, to check first before accepting the gig if there is going to be a conflict of interest.
At all times, conduct yourself professionally and with respect. Be truthful in your communications and respect the humans who are working in your Music Business team.
Time is our greatest resource, asset and currency. Please respect our time by being organized, pleasant, and concise to allow us to invest our time in booking your shows. In times of assistance, please refer to the resources on our website. You will likely find the answer there.
Health and Wellbeing
Maintain a Show Survival Kit containing strings, gaff, cables, batteries, mics, picks, sticks, extension leads, power boards, stationary, tape, staples, pens and of course a first aid kit.
Add RACQ and BOM apps to your phone. Make sure your phone plan has a healthy data connection in the region you are travelling in so you can access Google Maps when you get lost.
Establish a Show Emergency Plan: Who does what when? Talk about every worst-case scenario possible and plan for it with your very own Show Survival Kit that covers, loss of voice, car breaking down, traffic, storms, gear malfunction, band break ups. Talk about what you will do when whatever happens to you and put a Show Emergency Plan in place.
Check your Vehicle and get it serviced quarterly. Check the oil, brakes, tyres – is it ready to transport you to the show this week?
Activate your Show Fitness Plan – we offer you the suggestion that to deliver a high standard show you need to have access to a solid energy source:
Healthy Snacks Post Gig
In times of Health challenges – Physical or Mental, we ask that you maintain transparency by alerting your Medical Practitioner to your Show schedule and alerting your Pushworth Team to your current Health Challenges. Update weekly to ensure your support team and booking team are working together.
Check in with Pushworth via the Well-Played platform each week to confirm that the delivery of your show is on track.
Initiate a Show Behavioural Standard and set a benchmark for the self-regulation of your own behaviour. We suggest that you plan to be trigger proof and self-resourced to expand your capacity for Shows and Tours. Treat the Pushworth team, Promoter, Publicist, Media, Venue Management and Staff, Volunteers, and Patrons with respect at all times.
Performance Times will be noted on each Contract.
In the event of a time change, the Booker will email the Artist and the Buyer the revised times.
Each Performance will operate on the time set by the Buyer.
The Artist must check with the Duty Manager and synchronize times to establish Official Gig Time and ensure start, finish, sets and breaks are maintained.
All Artists will set their devices to Official Gig Time.
In any dispute over performance start/end time, we shall defer to OGT.
All artists are expected to be present for all scheduled performances.
The Buyer reserves the right to cancel a performance if a performer does not show up on time for his or her performance
Should a Buyer ask the Artist to finish earlier than the contracted times, they are still obligated to pay the full amount on the contract.
We will issue each Artist with paperwork for every performance that is confirmed by text, call, message, email or in person.
Paperwork will be sent to the registered email address for the Artist.
Should the Artist not receive paperwork in 48 hours, they must contact the booker to confirm the email address and request another copy.
The Artist is responsible to notify Pushworth when the email address is changed.
The Artist will receive the following paperwork:
Statement (upon request)
The Artist is obligated to open the email and read the document.
It is the Artist responsibility to understand the document.
If there is incorrect information in the document, it is the Artist responsibility to contact the Booker to notify them immediately, so the changes can be made.
If the Artist fails to read the document and executes the Show as contracted, then the Artist accepts liability.
If the GST Status is incorrect in the contract, and the Artist fails to advise the booker to revise it, and executes the gig, the contract cannot be changed. It is the Artist responsibility to read the contract BEFORE the gig and make sure ALL details are correct. If not, email the booker IMMEDIATELY to organise all changes to ensure the contract is reissued with the correct details.
Show Feedback emails are sent to every Buyer on the Monday after the Performance.
Unless the Buyer requests confidentiality, we will share all feedback with Artists.
It can be unpleasant to hear negative feedback even if it is constructive. To this end, we encourage you to develop a strategy to integrate Show Feedback into your Music Business. Remember its not personal, it is business.
If a Buyer provides a brief, and you as the Artist do not meet the brief guidelines, and feedback is provided, and you continue to ignore the brief guidelines, the booker reserves the right to move you out of existing Buyer programs.
If a Buyer provides feedback that your vocals are not meeting their standard, we will recommend that you seek professional vocal lessons to bring your act up to standard.
If a Buyer provides feedback that your sound is not meeting their standard, we will review your production set up with you to establish the cause of the sound issue in order to address.
If a Buyer provides feedback that your song list does not meet the brief, we will discuss with you to see if you can upgrade your song list. If not, we will have to replace the gig should the Buyer so request it.
If a Buyer provides feedback that your behaviour was abusive and threatening, they may seek to withhold payment if you have breached their Code of Conduct. We will advise you in this instance and urge you to issue an official apology and make some changes in your Music Business Wellness program as a result.
All cancellations will be charged the full booking fee.
To cancel a Gig in advance, the Artist must notify the Booker in writing.
A Cancellation Notice and Charge will be issued.
In the event of a last-minute emergency, call ON CALL phone immediately to arrange for a replacement.
The Artist must provide a written reason for the cancellation to provide to the Buyer. If the Buyer has advertised the Artist in the gig and incurred costs, these costs may pass to the Artist as the defaulting party.
Without notification in writing, the contract remains in force making the Artist, liable to deliver the full value of the performance fee.
Pushworth shall be entitled to a Booking Fee of $50.00 + GST per performance for the whole of the time that the Artist is booked by that Buyer or gigging with that Buyer to a maximum period of 12 Months
In the event of a Buyer moving from one Venue to another, that person is under obligation to the Pushworth Booking Protocol and cannot engage the services of any Artist introduced to him without contacting and booking the Artist through Pushworth.
Venues owned by the same company are bound by this Booking Protocol and cannot engage the services of any Artist without contacting and booking them through Pushworth.
Change of act name does not alter this obligation.
A Notice to Remedy Breach will be issued to the Artist in the event that they deal directly with the Buyer and Venue.
In this event, all future bookings will be terminated by Pushworth to the Artist until they remedy the breach.
Should the Artist represent their Show to Pushworth for bookings and also offer the same Show to another Booking Agent, this will pose a conflict of interest for the Show.
If the Artist allocates the Show booking to another Booking Agent, Pushworth registration will be terminated and all Show bookings offered to other Artists.
A Notice to Remedy Breach will be issued to the Artist in this instance.
The Artist will be issued with a Notice to Remedy Breachin the event of:
Changing the Contract Payment Terms directly with the Promoter and collecting payment directly.
Non-payment of Pushworth Booking Fee within 30 days
Booking directly with the Venue
Substituting another Artist for a Pushworth Performance Contract
Failure to remedy the breach within the time frame will result in the termination of all Shows and the commencement of legal action for the recovery of the Pushworth Booking Fee.
In the event that a Termination Notice is provided to Pushworth by the Artist, the following process will be occur:
The Artist will provide 30 days written notice to Pushworth that they no longer wish to receive bookings by Pushworth.
Upon receipt on this notice, Pushworth will cancel all bookings in the system from 30 days.
After 30 days, Pushworth will remove the Artist Listing from the company website
After 30 days, Pushworth will remove the Artist from all Buyer submissions
After 30 days, Pushworth will identify the Artist as inactive in its Booking System
The Artist will be sent a Gig Report listing all Gigs executed by the Artist with Pushworth.
The Artist agrees that it will not deal directly with any of the Buyers listed on this report for the next 12 months.
The Artist understands that the Dealing Direct with the Buyer Clause is initiated upon Termination Notice.
Payments to Artists – Buyer Pays Pushworth on Behalf
If the payment will be made to Pushworth on the Artist behalf, email Tax Invoice noting the Nett Amount shown on the Contract
All Booking Fees owing will be deducted automatically from the Performance Fee and the NETT will be disbursed to the Artist via Direct Deposit to the bank account that provided at Registration
Payments to Artists – Buyer Pays the Artist Directly
If the payment will be made directly to the Artist from the Promoter to be collected directly after performance, the Artist will need to present or email Tax Invoice for the gross amount shown on the Contract, to the Promoter. Pushworth will issue the Artist with a Booking Fee Invoice in the following Business Week.
If the Artist fails to pay the booking fee within 7 days, it will be automatically be deducted from your next Disbursement of a Show Paid Via Pushworth.
If the Artist fails to pay the booking fee within 30 days, and there is no future Show with Pushworth, the Artist will be issued with a Notice to Remedy Breach.
Accounts Receivable Protocol
Invoices are issued and emailed to each individual Buyer every Monday POST the entertainment weekend.
Unless otherwise authorised and agreed, each Buyer is requested to pay invoices within seven days of issue. Those are the terms of the service that Pushworth provide.
A Collections Report is then emailed to Head Office every Tuesday with weekly follow up communication until payment is made in full.
Once payment in full is received by us we will process the Buyer Remittance, allocate to the Invoice. Our system automatically a Net Split on each Artist’s ledger once the Buyer has paid the Invoice in Full.
Once the Artist correct Tax Invoice is received it will be allocated to the Net Split ledger.
The BSB and Account Number provided in the Artist Registration will be Direct Deposited within 72 business hours of us receiving Payments in Full and Correct Remittances and Tax Invoices.
We cannot process the Artist invoice if it doesn’t match the contract.
To change the Artist BSB and Bank Account Details, email firstname.lastname@example.org the updated BSB and Bank Account details so they may update your details in our system.
Payment will continue to be made to the registered bank account unless otherwise advised in writing. Pushworth is not liable for any payments made to the old bank account that are not returned to us by the participating banking institution.
Contract Payment Method Protocol
If a Buyer offers to pay the Artist directly when the Performance is contracted as a Via Payment Method, the Artist is obligated to maintain the terms and conditions of that contract.
If the Artist changes the Payment Method of the Performance Contract the Artist will be charged an additional administration fee.
Pushworth Booking Fee
The Majority of the Buyers that we work with engage us for a variety of services: Event Management, Talent Recruitment, Marketing, Social Media Management, Entertainment Programming or Event Consultancy. In these instances, an Artist will be quoted a Net Fee for each performance should the fee payable to Pushworth not solely be based on the Live Entertainment Program.
Should a commission be payable for an Artist Representation Service, Pushworth will only ever charge the Artist a 10% fee on the Gross Performance Fee.
If a booking fee is noted in your contract, it is payable to Pushworth and shall not be deducted by the Buyer from the performance payment.
This fee will not be affected by any default on behalf of the Buyer or the Artist.
The Artist shall indemnify Pushworth for any loss or expense incurred by Pushworth arising out of the cancellation or non-performance of a Performance. In such case, the Artist shall be liable to pay Pushworth the booking fee as specified in the schedule.