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Talent, Celebrities & Management

I’m a performer representative, how much commission can I charge my client?

If you were a talent agent or manager and you undertook one of the required services for a performer, you are now a “performer representative”.  In that post we mentioned there are two types of Agreements that are important for you to be aware of. Standard Agreement and Entertainment Industry Managerial Agreements. The difference between...
Attention Managers and Agents: Are you now a performer representative?
We’ve previously introduced you to some of the major changes implemented in the new Entertainment Industry Act that came into effect in March 2014. If you used to call yourself an agent or manager, you can substitute your title for ‘performer representative’. Sounds a lot more official, don’t you think? So what you want to...
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The Entertainment Industry Act – what does it all mean?
Are you an agent, manager or performer? Do you know what your rights and obligations are within the entertainment industry? If you are, you’re in luck. Over the next few weeks Digby Law will be looking at the Entertainment Industry Act 2013 to help unlock the mysteries of this legislation. Back in March 2014 new...
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Tour promotors take note – the importance of work visas for touring artisits
Popular US singer, Kina Grannis (‘Grannis’) and her touring band and road crew were recently detained in Jakarta for 100 days for visa fraud. Unbeknownst to Grannis and her crew, their tour promoter had reportedly not organised the correct visas for them to work in the country. Indonesian immigration officials allegedly approached the band onstage after...
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PR and the “my client told me to do it” defence
Brisbane public relations agency Mercer PR came under fire recently after it released the identity of a female sexual assault complainant on Nauru in what was described as an “extraordinary” breach of privacy. The press response was brutal and even the Public Relations Institute of Australia waded into the fray, calling for better professional standards. Among...
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Jay Z in Copyright Dispute over ‘Big Pimpin’
Last week the details of the trial between multiplatinum hip-hop artist Jay Z and nephew of acclaimed Egyptian composer Baligh Hamdi were released. Hamdi’s nephew Osama Fahmy has claimed that Jay Z and producer Tim ‘Timbaland’ Molsey did not properly license his uncle’s composition Khosara Khosara for the 1999 hip-hop anthem Big Pimpin. Hamdi’s estate...
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Celebrity endorsements can leave brands seeing stars
Celebrity endorsements can be a powerful tool to strengthen a brand’s reputation and recognition with consumers. However, trying to steal or borrow a celebrity’s limelight without permission can be a costly mistake, as an aged-care company that used Ita Buttrose’s image recently discovered. The media doyenne and former Australian of the Year last year sued...
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