Studio Policy

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Midilandia Recording Studios

STUDIO POLICIES, TERMS & CONDITIONS
Customer Service and satisfaction are our top priority. The following policies insure that all sessions are conducted in the most professional manner while providing our client a creative and comfortable environment.
Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with our studio policy. A clear understanding of the policy will reduce confusion later on.

DEPOSIT / REQUESTING TIME SLOT
A 50% deposit is required. Without a deposit, if someone else wants the same time slot and offers a deposit, it will go to them. Deposits can be taken over the phone or in person using a credit card, cash or Pay Pal.

BOOKING RATES
Sessions are booked at the rates published by the studio (subject to change) unless other rates have been negotiated. There is a 2 hour minimum. Time will be billed in half hour increments. Sessions that run longer than the original scheduled time will be booked at the published rate assuming the studio is available.Lockout sessions are based on 10-hour days. Additional time will be charged at our standard hourly rate.

LATE CANCELATION / RESCHEDULING
The session begins when scheduled whether or not you are present. You are financially responsible for your entire scheduled session. You must call and cancel and or reschedule at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled session start time or you forfeit your deposit. In the event an engineer has to cancel a session we will notify you immediately to reschedule the session.

RESTRICTED RECORDINGS
As a professional recording studio we respect the intellectual property rights of all artists. We reserve the right to cancel your session, and return your deposit, if we believe you are infringing on the copyrighted material of others. Mechanical licenses are required prior to manufacturing. At your request we will explain how to obtain mechanical licenses from the appropriate sources.

START/END AND SESSION TIMES
The session clock begins at the scheduled time that both parties agree upon. If you arrive early and the studio can accommodate an early start, then the session clock will begin at that time. If you are late for any reason, you will be charged from the scheduled session start time, with no exceptions. Set up time will be billed at regular studio rates unless other arrangements are agreed to. This includes load-in and instrument setup, microphone placement, level setting, media transfer, etc.

STUDIO DOWNTIME
Unforeseen problems can happen; If session downtime occurs at the fault of the studios equipment, that time will not be billed. The studios liability shall be limited strictly to the studio time of the booked session and clients agree to hold Midilandia Recording Studios harmless from any damages from such downtime.

PAYMENT
You are responsible for all monies due to the studio and shall make payment to the studio with cash, credit card, bank transfer or previously approved check. No media will be turned over to you until full payment is made for that day. Clients will be charged a $25.00 service fee if Client’s account is not paid in full by the completion of each session. Clients will also be responsible for all legal, attorney and collection fees, if required for payment. If an account is not paid in full, immediate collection and legal action will be taken. Clients will also accrue a 1.5% interest charge per month until it is paid in full.Receipt of recording media from Studio to Client is acknowledgement between both parties that the quality of all services rendered by Recording Studios is satisfactory to Client and shall release Midilandia Recording Studios from any and all liability regarding said recording media and services rendered.

SESSION MEDIA
Session media will only be released when full payment for the session is received. Once session media has been turned over to the client Midilandia Recording Studios is no longer expected to maintain a backup copy of the session unless other arrangements have been made in writing. We recommend that each client make a back-up copy of the sessions immediately. Session materials left beyond 30 days due to nonpayment become the property of Midilandia Recording Studios. Midilandia Recording Studios is not responsible for any unrecoverable data.

LEAVING GEAR BEHIND
Midilandia Recording Studio is not responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen gear left behind. Any property left past 30 days will become the property of Midilandia Recording studios unless other arrangements have been made.

STUDIO GEAR (DAMAGE)
In the event a piece of studio gear owned by Midilandia Recording Studios or any part of its facility becomes damaged by you, or anyone in your party, due to negligence, accident, or willful act, you agree to provide monetary compensation in the amount of full replacement value of the damaged item. Damage to the studio property of any kind that are a result of anyone in client’s party or group will be assessed to client’s account.

STUDIO RULES

  • No smoking in studio. Smoking is permitted in the back patio.
  • Food and drink is encouraged to be consumed in the patio area. Food and drink may be brought into the studio but must be kept away from equipment racks, and the recording console.
  • Please place your unwanted trash in receptacles provided.
  • No firearms allowed on the premises.
  • It is recommended that only individuals essential to the recording be present during the booked time.
  • Illegal drugs are strictly prohibited and we reserve the right to refuse service or cancel a session if a client appears to be under the influence.

RESPONSIBILITY
The person responsible for paying for studio time must sign an agreement and will be held responsible for the actions of all artists and guests he or she brings to any session. These rules apply to all persons. There are absolutely no exceptions whatsoever. This ensures a healthy business relationship for you as a recording artist and for the studio as well. The client affirms that he/she is the rightful owner or assignee of material to be recorded or reproduced. Midilandia Recording Studios & our employees are not responsible for copyright violations, talent or creative royalties, mechanical reproduction licenses, or any other liabilities for such material. Client also agrees to indemnify Midilandia Recording Studios and its employees for any and all claims, costs, losses, detriments and expenses of any kind or nature. Including, without limitation, attorney’s fees and cost incurred by Midilandia Recording Studios by reason of any breach or alleged breach of any representation, warranty, or agreement made by client. Studio Disclaimer Prior to any session work beginning, the client agrees to furnish a written signed copy of the above Studio Policies as a formal agreement and obligation to make payments and adhere to all other policy requirements as stated herein.