Gem Cutter Studios – Studio Policies, Terms & Conditions
(First session you will have to sign and date this agreement for any future bookings)
Gem Cutter Studios is a professional audio recording facility located in McAllen, TX. Customer service and the best audio quality is our main priority. The following policies ensure that all sessions are conducted in the most professional manner while providing our client a creative and comfortable environment.
Full payment made upon the website is to be made to book your session. Once you pay for the session the engineer will then approve your date and time that you chose. You have 48 HOURS to cancel any session. If you do not cancel or reschedule the session within that time frame there will be absolutely no refunds. Sessions are booked at the rates published by the studio (subject to change) unless other rates have been negotiated. There is a 1 hour minimum. Lockout sessions are based on 8- hour days.
Cancellations after 48 HOURS forfeit the payment unless we can rebook your time before then. Cancelation must be done through Email or Text no exceptions! 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. Please call if you are going to be late! We will not tolerate anyone that does not communicate and come at their own time. The time you book is the time you are scheduled!
Unforeseen problems can happen; If session downtime occurs at the fault of the studio’s equipment or engineer, 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 Gem Cutter Studios harmless from any damages from such downtime.
You are responsible for any money that is due to the studio and shall make payment to the studio with cash or credit card. 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.
Session media will only be released when full payment for the session is received. Once session media has been turned over to the client Gem Cutter 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 Gem Cutter Studios. Gem Cutter Studios is not responsible for any unrecoverable data. Please allow a 2 week minimum to deliver all recorded, mix and mastered sessions.
LEAVING GEAR BEHIND
Gem Cutter Studios is not responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen gear left behind. Any property left past 30 days will become the property of Gem Cutter Studios unless other arrangements have been made.
STUDIO GEAR (DAMAGE)
In the event a piece of studio gear owned by Gem Cutter 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 is a result of anyone in the client’s party or group will be assessed to the client’s account.
• No smoking in the studio. Smoking is permitted in the back patio.
• Food and drink is encouraged to be consumed in the lounge or kitchen 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.
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. Gem Cutter Studios is not responsible for copyright violations, talent or creative royalties, mechanical reproduction licenses, or any other liabilities for such material. Client also agrees to not sue Gem Cutter 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 Gem Cutter Studios by reason of any breach or alleged breach of any representation, warranty, or agreement made by client.
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.
I have fully read and agreed to all of the above terms.
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