One partner may have multiple responsibilities, and sometimes, responsibilities may overlap in the day-to-day of the business. Some partners may be full partners versus limited partners and some partners will be full-time and others part-time. Throughout the last two decades I have often spoken of the importance of putting together a Band Agreement when you and your fellow band-mates are serious about doing business together professionally. Below you'll find a link to a template for a Band Agreement that will help you write your own Agreement. In my book 'Music Is Your Business' I explain some basic facts about typical band agreements. I also suggest that you and your fellow musicians should try and write up your own agreement before consulting with an entertainment law attorney. Consultant understands that he/she is responsible to pay, according to law, Consultant’s taxes and Consultant shall, when requested by the Company, properly document to the Company that any and all federal and state taxes have been paid. The subcontractor, who should have his or her own insurance, can obtain a certificate of insurance from a business insurance agent. You may want to request this within the contract. The foregoing list is only a summary of a few common mistakes which I have noticed in standard form consulting agreements and is not intended to be comprehensive. There are a number of other issues, not included in the list above, which are also important and should be properly dealt with, such as duration of the agreement, termination rights, expenses, confidentiality, entire agreement, status as an independent contractor, etc.