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STUDIO - POLICIES, TERMS & CONDITIONS – Effective 3/6/15
Payment can be made online with card or in person with cash, credit/bank card, money order or certified bank check (no personal checks will be accepted). This policy is for everyone's protection. In return, you benefit from a worry-free working relationship, and our guarantee of your satisfaction with the work performed. No recorded media from a session will be turned over to the client until (3 business days) after outstanding charges for all completed studio work have been paid in full as quoted or prior invoiced. Additional charges may incur if the scope of work changes to include additional work for AK Beatz and Studio 117. The client understands that if payments are not completed, a late fee of up to 10% of the total balance may be added after 30 days of non-payment, and after 90 days of non-payment the balance owed will be turned over to a credit collections agency and may be charged a collections fee of up to 20%.
AK Beatz LLC and Studio 117 require 24 hours notice to cancel your session. If you do not cancel 24-hours in advance of your scheduled session (call, text, or email), it will count as a no show. No showing on a scheduled appointment translates into lost revenue for us, so we allow only 1 no show per client regardless of the excuse. After (1) no show, we will disable your account in our online booking and require upfront payment via cash or card to book a session as well as assess a n on refundable late fee of $30.
Unforeseen problems can happen in the studio; in the event of a recording system failure, you will receive a block of session time equal to your lost time, at an agreed-to date convenient for you and the studio.
The AK Beatz Studio Satisfaction Guarantee
To ensure that you are happy with the results of the work done at AK Beatz Studio, an end-of-project sampling consultation will be arranged. You will return to the AK Beatz Studio and listen to the completed work. If the results do not meet with your approval, you have the option to request (3) revisions to the project.
Session times are by appointment only. You may schedule at www.akbeatz.com or by contacting the studio staff. AK Beatz Studio reserves the right to alter session schedules due to unavoidable circumstances. A full-day schedule will include a free hour for lunch. We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule and insure a relaxing time that you'll enjoy!
*No smoking on studio premises. A smoking area may be provided outside the building, but we recommend a no-smoking approach to your session so as to a) waste as little studio time as possible, and b) keep your vocal chords healthy if you're doing vocal tracks. *No food or beverages will be allowed in the control room or near any equipment whatsoever. *Drugs, alcohol, and lewd or lascivious behavior will not be tolerated in the studio or anywhere on the grounds. If it's subject to scrutiny by the law, it's not allowed at the AK Beatz Studio. *Noise Ordinance will be enforced inside the facility after 9pm for night sessions. AK Beatz is not responsible for any type of disturbances to our surrounding community at any time. Please be mindful of the surrounding business and apartments when conversing outside.
Any instruments or equipment that you would like to use for your recording project can readily be stored in a safe place at the studio without fear of its being used or mishandled in your absence; however, you agree to release AK Beatz Studio and any person in its employ from any liability to repair or replace personal gear that is damaged or lost due to theft, flooding, accident or mishap, etc. It is strongly suggested that unless your personal property is going to only be in residence overnight, you should take it home with you and bring it back with you to the next session. Upon receipt of your signature, this becomes an official hold-harmless agreement between you, the client, and AK Beatz Studio, that personal equipment is the sole responsibility of the client who brings it onto the premises, and that you release AK Beatz Studio and all in its employ form any liability for damage or theft to your personal equipment.
A Digital copy of the multi-track data archive (Logic Pro 9 format) will be kept on file at the studio for one year from date of completion. After a year, the file will be deleted.
In the event a piece of studio gear owned by AK Beatz Studio or any of its employees becomes damaged by you due to negligence, accident, or willful act, you agree to provide monetary compensation in the amount of full replacement value of the piece or pieces of gear. In the event the gear in question is a vintage item and as such cannot be replaced with like kind due to its antiquity or provenance, a reasonable appraisal estimate will be provided to you for same monetary compensation. 'Gear' refers to all musical instruments, amplifiers, microphones, cables, digital and analog recording equipment, stands, fixtures, acoustic treatments, etc. Upon receipt of your signature, this becomes an official binding agreement between you, the client, and AK Beatz Studio, to replace studio equipment damaged by the client.
The dually-appointed party responsible for session payment will sign the contract consisting of the above policy items, and will be held responsible for the actions of all artists and guests he or she brings to any session at AK Beatz Studio or any remote location in which AK Beatz Studio conducts a session. Any client under 18 years of age must have a parent or legal guardian read and sign this agreement and provide proof of guardianship if last names are different; parent or legal guardian will be held responsible for all actions and debts of the client.
AK Beatz Studio provides no warranties or refunds; either express or implied, other than those contained herein. Rates, policies, and equipment used may be subject to change without prior written or verbal notice. The staff at AK Beatz LLC and Studio 117 reserve the right to refuse to work with anyone for any reason. 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.
Standard Talent Consent and Release
This will confirm that I have agreed to be photographed, filmed and/or recorded by AK Beatz LLC or on AK Beatz/Studio 117 premises, (hereinafter called AK Beatz LLC) and that AK Beatz LLC will own any and all rights in said photography/video of me and my guests unless a contract is made to supersede this release for special purposes with signed consent from AK Beatz. This will permit AK Beatz LLC to proceed with the said photography and I now waive, as to AK Beatz LLC and its successors, assigns and licenses, all personal rights and objections to any use to be made of me, my name or my personality in connection with the use of photography containing my photograph, for any and all advertising purposes, and performances thereof, accompanied by any narration and dialogue whatever, and the publicity in connection with said advertising purposes. I understand that in proceeding with said photography AK Beatz LLC will do so in full reliance on the foregoing permission.