Originally Posted by RFrommann
I am not really sure what has to be the content.
One important point should be exclusion of liability.
My duties as the recording guy, payment, description of the final product,
my approval of publishing my recordings, etc
It can be very short and to the point or very lengthy depending on how detailed you want to get.
It can be as simple as:
For the sum of $_____________ I agree to provide audio recording services for _________________ on ___/___/___.
All liabilities for the term of this contract are assumed by the client.
Signed _______________________________ Recording Engineer
Witnessed <if Needed> by ___________________________________
Then you just need to fill it out with other things you think are important.
The trick is not to make it too overwhelming or confusing to the client but at the same time providing safety and security for both parties.
I am not a lawyer nor do I play one on TV and my advice is worth every penny you did not pay me for.
My lawyer, who is a great person, told me one time that all contracts should be written on toilet paper because that is where most of them will end up if there is a dispute.
It cost me $200 for him to write up my contract and was worth every penny I paid.
If questions seek out a good business lawyer and ask his advice. Most attorneys will answer a couple of questions without charging but there time is valuable and if you want them to write up a contract or ask a lot of questions there maybe some amount of money involved.
Again best of luck!