Navigate DJ Cancellations With 3 Essential Items!During these uncertain times, when COVID-19 is all we hear, see and dream about, event and DJ cancellations have become the norm. Worldwide, it may be a while before we can hang with loved ones and our communities in large, intimate and loud groups. And these DJ cancellations are being requested — from both ends. By the client and the DJ. If YOU — the Client — is the one requesting the DJ cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances (like the current pandemic), and you signed an official contract with the DJ BEFORE your deposit payment (we HIGHLY advise this!), you should be protected by a “Force Majeure” clause in your contract.
If you’re worried that you won’t be refunded for DJ cancellations, go back to your contract and search for a section titled “IMPOSSIBILITY” or the words FORCE MAJEURE.For example, all Knightrin Entertainment contracts include an “Impossibility” clause, which reads: Force Majeure. Notwithstanding the above, either party may choose to be excused of any further performance obligations in the event of a disastrous occurrence outside the control of either party, such as, but not limited to:
- A natural disaster (fires, explosions, earthquakes, hurricane, flooding, storms or infestation); or
- War, Invasion, Act of Foreign Enemies, Embargo, or other Hostility (whether declared or not); or
- Any hazardous situation created outside the control of either party such as a riot, disorder, nuclear leak or explosion, or act or threat of terrorism.
- Immediately give Notice to Client via the Notice provisions detailed in this Agreement; and
- Issue a refund or credit based on a reasonably accurate percentage of Services rendered; and
- Excuse Client of any further performance and/or payment obligations in this Agreement.
This protects the DJ, but MOST IMPORTANTLY, the Client when there are DJ cancellations!So the FIRST thing you should do for BEFORE hiring, and therefore canceling, DJ service is:
- Sign an official contract
- Include an Impossibility/Force Majeure clause in that contract
- Sign a Contract (BEFORE PAYING) that
- Includes an “Impossibility”/Force Majeure clause
- and a Cancellation, Rescheduling or No-Show clause