(Closed) Contracts with musicians – how was illness addressed?

posted 8 years ago in Music
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I don’t have any musicians yet, but I agree that this doesn’t seem right at all! I would ask about it and work something out that you’re comfortable with before signing.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

No no no no no, that does not seem right at all. Seriously they are asking you to sign something saying that you have to pay them but they don’t have to show up. Thats ridiculous. If they get sick or there is some kind of issue that prevents them from being there then they need to refund any money owed to you and not force you to pay them anything additional. If you cancelled on them for any reason I’m sure you wouldn’t get the deposit back so why should they get to keep it.

My coordinators states that in the event that she is not available for the day of, a replacement will be supplied. If for unforeseen reasons no replacement is available cutomer is entitled to 1/2 the refund of any deposits paid and full refund of any additional fees already paid. (It’s only 1/2 b/c she’s doing/done a lot before the wedding)

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Yeah this seems more and more sketchy. The guy could just decide he didn’t want to show up, claim he was sick, and you’d still have to pay him? I dunno. I would be really skeptical of this.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@oracle: I think the best option is to amend the contract so that there is no breach if he is sick, but that he will return the deposit and make reasonable efforts to provide you with a list of other musicians.

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