Booking Terms and Conditions


  • The Artist engages Catherine Poulton Management (CPM) to be their agent representative and CPM has the Artist’s written authority to enter into contracts with any and all Clients (Advertising Agency, Production house, Theatre Company, etc.) on their behalf.  CPM are never the employer of the Artist.  The terms of this relationship are outlined in the CPM Agency Agreement which states: “You acknowledge that CPM is acting in the capacity of agent only, and this Agreement does not constitute a contract of employment, joint venture or partnership. CPM will not be responsible for payment of any taxes, insurance or superannuation contributions on your behalf.”
  • The Client is defined as the “end-user” by the Australian Taxation Office’s (ATO) “PAYG withholding for performing artists” guidelines, and is therefore responsible for any PAYG tax and Superannuation payments.  If the Client is unsure of the nature of their working relationship with the Artist, a checklist is available at: http://www.ato.gov.au/business/employee-or-contractor/
  • A contract is created between Client and Artist once a booking is confirmed with the Agency.  As stated in the ATO’s “Superannuation Guarantee Ruling SGR 2005/2” at Clause 38: “The contract may be written, it may be partly written and partly oral, it may be wholly oral or it may even be implied from the parties’ actions.” For a definition of the Agency as an “Intermediary”, see clauses 69-78 of the ruling via the following link: law.ato.gov.au/atolaw/view.htm?Docid=SGR/SGR20052/NAT/ATO/00001

Photo Credit: Around the Block, Photo by Alina Gozin