State of Colorado Talent Agency Law

Colorado is one of the many states that regulates talent agencies. The Colorado Talent Agency Act, found in Title 12, Article 43.7 of the Colorado Revised Statutes, sets forth the requirements for talent agencies operating in the state.

Under the Act, a talent agency is defined as "any person engaged in the business of procuring, offering, promising, or attempting to procure employment or engagements for an artist or artists." This includes agents, managers, and other similar representatives.

The Act requires that all talent agencies operating in Colorado be licensed by the state. The license must be renewed every two years. To obtain a license, the talent agency must file an application with the Colorado Secretary of State's office, along with the required fee.

The Act sets forth a number of requirements for talent agencies, including that they:

- Maintain a bond in the amount of $5,000

- Keep accurate records of all transactions involving artists

- Give artists a written statement of account at least once every three months

- Not charge artists any upfront fees

The Act also gives artists a number of rights, including the right to:

- Cancel any contract with a talent agency at any time

- Inspect the records of their transactions with the talent agency

- File a complaint with the Colorado Secretary of State's office if they believe their rights have been violated

If you are an artist considering working with a talent agency, or if you are a talent agency that is thinking about operating in Colorado, it is important to familiarize yourself with the Act and make sure you are in compliance. Violating the Act can result in civil and criminal penalties.

This article is provided for informational purposes only and is not legal advice. For more information on talent agency law in Colorado, or to speak with an attorney about your specific situation, please contact a licensed attorney in your area.

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