Events, Festivals and Live Entertainment

Producing, promoting, managing, operating, hosting or engaging in events, festivals and live entertainment productions gives rise to an extensive list of legal matters and risks to be managed and balanced - Creative Lawyers understands such legal matters and relevant commercial considerations in depth.

Events, Festivals and Live Entertainment

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Creative Lawyers has a history of assisting promoters, festivals, producers, investors, dancers, performers, comedians and live theatre productions to protect their interests and commercialise their assets. 

We are a ‘one stop shop’ for individuals and businesses involved in events, festivals, tours and live productions. We ensure your events run as smoothly as possible.


  • Drafting talent booking agreements for established and new music festivals (taking into account the current economic risks and climate)
  • Securing trade marks (in Australia and overseas) for numerous event production companies and festivals
  • Drafting and advising on Event Management Agreements for significant international events as well as smaller local events and activations
  • Advising on implications of Force Majeure cancellations and other side-effects of the COVID era
  • Draft waivers for high risk event activities and negotiating balance of liabilities


  • Talent Booking Agreements
  • Venue Hire Agreements
  • Event Management Agreements
  • Performer Releases
  • Co-Production Agreements
  • Exclusive Touring Agreements
  • Cast and Crew Employment Agreements
  • Contractor Agreements
  • Funding and Investment Agreements
  • Sponsorship and Endorsement Agreements
  • Supplier Agreements
  • Director Agreements
  • Producer Agreements
  • Grand Rights Agreements
  • Merchandise Agreements
  • Music Licensing Agreements
  • Artwork Commission Agreements

We are also often asked to advise on more general intellectual property matters, trade mark registrations, digital media and streaming rights; employment and contractor disputes and entertainment visas.

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