Unique Recording Studios Policy & Terms
Payment in full is expected at the beginning of the recording session. All mixes, CD-Rs, DATs and master tapes, drives, etc. shall remain the property of Unique Recording Studios until all invoices are paid in full by the client…We accept cash, money orders, credit cards via PayPal or PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you prefer personal check, please notify me in advance. Any personal check returned for insufficient funds shall deem this agreement terminated immediately and shall be responsible for the payment and any fees or costs incurred. The artist is responsible for any and all legal costs and attorney’s fees, etc., required to collect payment for said check.
Booking and Cancellation
A applied deposit of 50% shall be required to confirm all bookings. Cancellation with less than 48 hours notice when recording shall result in forfeit of deposit due for the session except for death of a relative or extreme illness. No further sessions shall be booked, and no materials will be released until payment for cancellation is made in full.
A session begins at the time the client booked it for, whether they are present or not, and continues until the recording has ceased and clients are preparing to leave.
Setup Time and Breaks
Setup time and breaks will be billed at the agreed upon hourly rate. Expect several hours of setup time if you are a full band. The engineer will break for 10 minutes every 2 hours to alleviate ear fatigue, and will take one 45-minute meal break every 5 hours. All this time is on the clock.
Daily back-up to the studio’s firewire external hard drive is free for each recording session. Backing up to the client’s firewire or USB external hard drive will be billed at the hourly studio rate.
Onsite hard drive storage is free for one month after the last recording session, and $10 per gigabyte thereafter, billed in 1-week increments in advance. Non-payment for storage will result in permanent deletion of the files. Ongoing projects that are booking time on a regular basis (8+ hours/month) are exempt.
Please understand that this is a residential location and that there are neighbors. In order to preserve their needs for a quiet neighborhood, noise should be kept to a minimum while outside of the facility.
There is no smoking inside the studio. You may smoke outside of the facility, but please do not leave butts or matches on the ground
Please be considerate about leaving trash around the grounds and the facility. Your momma does not work here. You will be expected to clean up all any mess that you make. Please leave all trash in the wastepaper baskets or in the trash container outside. Recycle all glass and aluminum by placing it in a bag on the kitchen floor near the exterior door.
Parking and Car Alarms
If you have a car alarm, please be considerate about setting it off in the late hours of the night.
Use of Alcohol and Illegal Substances
No illegal substances are allowed on the property. Any behavior deemed unprofessional by the house engineer of artist, artist’s guests or crew while under the influence of any substance will result in immediate termination of this agreement. No drinks are to be consumed in the control room or near any equipment except for water.
You are liable for any and all damage caused by clumsiness, horseplay, or intoxication to both your own equipment and ours (and to anything on the facility). You will be solely liable for all equipment broken under these circumstances. We are not responsible for your equipment or persons in any way.
Guests and Visitors
You can have up to two guests. Please inform your guests to not be a distraction to the session. If your guests are disruptive to the session, they will be asked to leave. You are responsible for any and all damage caused by clumsiness, horseplay, or intoxication caused by your guests.
Booking time or services acknowledges the rates and rules are in effect, and exempt Shane Anderson and Unique Recording Studios or any of it’s affiliates from any liability to either persons or equipment.
Should any portion of this Agreement prove to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, it shall not affect the balance of this Agreement. This Agreement is guided by and governed by the laws of the State of California and Los Angeles County shall be the place of execution and jurisdiction.
Should any litigation arise between the parties hereto regarding the performance of this Agreement, the prevailing party shall be compensated for whatever damages are awarded, plus reasonable attorney’s fees by the other party.
This Agreement is the complete understanding between the parties and supersedes and replaces all previous agreements or representations both written and oral.
Shane Anderson / Unique Recording Studios