Recording Studio Terms and Use
Mbassador Studios Recording Studio Terms and Conditions
Mbassador Studios is a professional audio recording space. Customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. The following policies ensure that all sessions are conducted professionally while providing our collaborators with a creative and comfortable environment.
Money / Date & Time Deposit:
A full 1 hour deposit in advance of your session is required to guarantee the time slot you request. Without a deposit, someone else can take that same time slot and offer a deposit, which will go to them. Deposits can be taken over the phone using a credit card or through Cashapp, Venmo, etc.
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 full before the session. Sessions that run longer than the originally scheduled time will be booked at the published rate assuming the studio is available. Lockout sessions are based on 12 hour days. Additional time will be charged at our standard hourly rate.
Cancellations after 48 hours forfeit the deposit unless we can rebook your time. You will then receive a refund of your deposit for any portion of time that we can rebook.
It is recommended that new clients tour the studio before their first session. During this time, we can discuss the parameters of your session and make a plan to ensure everything runs smoothly.
Start & End of 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. Please call if you are going to be late! 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.
Unforeseen problems can happen; If session downtime occurs at the fault of the studio's equipment, that time will not be billed. The studio's liability shall be limited strictly to the studio time of the booked session, and clients agree to hold Mbassador Studios harmless from any damages from such downtime.
You are responsible for all monies due to the studio and shall make payment to the studio with a card or online payment only. No media will be turned over to you until full payment is made for that day. 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 where acknowledgment between both parties that the quality of all services rendered by Mbassador Studios is satisfactory to Client and shall release Mbassador Studios from any liability regarding said recording media and services rendered.
Media from Sessions:
Session media will only be released when full payment for the session is received. Once session media has been turned over to the client Mbassador 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 create a backup copy of the sessions immediately. Session materials left beyond 30 days due to nonpayment become the property of Mbassador Studios. Mbassador Studios is not responsible for any unrecoverable data.
Mbassador Studios is not responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen gear left behind. Any property left past 60 days will become the property of Mbassador Studios unless other arrangements have been made.
Damaged Studio Equipment:
In the event that a piece of studio gear owned by Mbassador 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 results from anyone in the client's party or group will be assessed to the client's account.
Studio Rules & Requirements:
No smoking in the studio. Smoking is permitted on the outside.
Food and drink are encouraged to be consumed in the war room and definitely outside of the booth. Food and beverages may be brought into the studio but must be kept away from equipment racks and the recording console.
Please place your unwanted trash in the receptacles provided.
No firearms are 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.
The person responsible for paying for studio time must sign an agreement and be held accountable for the actions of all artists and guests they bring to any session. These rules apply to all persons. There are absolutely no exceptions whatsoever. This ensures a healthy business relationship between you as a recording artist and the studio. The client affirms that they are the rightful owner or assignee of material to be recorded or reproduced. Mbassador Studios and our employees are not responsible for copyright violations, talent or creative royalties, mechanical reproduction licenses, or any other liabilities for such material. The client also agrees to indemnify Mbassador Studios and its workers for any and all claims, costs, losses, detriments, and expenses of any kind or nature. Including, without limitation, attorney’s fees and costs incurred by Mbassador Studios because of any breach or alleged breach of any representation, warranty, or agreement made by the client.
Before any session work begins, 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.
I have read and agree to the terms and conditions above.