TERMS AND CONDITIONS

 
 

When booking a session (A SESSION IS DEFINED AS ANY AUDIO, VIDEO, PHOTO, MEDIA OR GENERAL LABOR WITH TIME DURING WHICH THE STAFF OF SKY FEATHER STUDIOS HAS RENDERED SERVICES TO AND FOR THE CLIENT) at SKY FEATHER STUDIOS you are entering into a contract by which you are agreeing unconditionally on behalf of the artist/band/CLIENT/GROUP/GUESTS/YOURSELF to abide by the studio’s terms and CONDITIONS and the service and EQUIPMENT contract outlined below.


Booking a session

Session bookings, times and dates are subject to availability and approval from a member of the SKY FEATHER STUDIOS STAFF. SKY FEATHER STUDIOS studios reserve the right to refuse and reschedule any confirmed bookings. WE WILL MAKE EVERY effort to reach out to you to confirm reschedules, cancellations and adjustments. Bookings are made by the following methods only: online, phone and email and are not valid until confirmed and/or a deposit has been paid.


Payment

Payment can be made with cash, paypal or credit/debit card. It is the responsibility of the artist to cover the cost of each session in full either in advance or on the day of the session. A 50% deposit may required to confirm all bookings by phone or when booking online. This deposit is non refundable or transferable. The remainder of the studio bill should be paid in full on the first day of your session Late payment will lead to an additional fee of $10, and refusal to pay may lead to prosecution. No Call/No shows that have paid deposit will result in loss of monies and studio time, non refundable. all studio labor and time is non-refundable.

Failure to produce full payment will result in the studio withholding session time, all copies of recordings, masters or session files until all fees have been paid and funds have cleared. You must pay for the full amount of hours you book; it’s not our responsibility to manage your studio time. If the recording session is broken up over a period of time (8hrs+), payment will be required either in advance or in installments to cover time that has been used. SKY FEATHER STUDIOS management reserves the right to implement these payment terms where applicable. All session files are deleted from SKY FEATHER STUDIOS’s hard drives 90 days after session completion unless otherwise specified. Please bring a backup storage device if you require your multi-tracks.


Cancellations

24 hours notice is required for the cancellation of a session; this includes weekends and bank holidays. If a session is cancelled with less than 24 hours notice, full payment will be required to book further sessions. No Call/No shows that have paid deposit will result in loss of monies and studio time, non refundable. Cancellations as a result of adverse weather conditions such as snow will be rescheduled.


Parking

Parking in front of the studio is free seven days a week at all times. SKY FEATHER STUDIOS is not responsible for any parking tickets or towing violations.


Breakages and damages to studio equipment

Any damage caused to studio equipment due to misuse and abuse will be charged to the artist/band/individual. Refusal to pay for breakages will lead to exclusion and prosecution. If an item of equipment is damaged or missing at the start of your session please report it to the session technician/engineer immediately.


Personal items/lost property

Please make sure that you do not leave personal items unattended and ensure that you take all of your belongings with you when you leave. SKY FEATHER STUDIOS Studios is not responsible for any personal items that are lost or damaged on the premises.


Guests

Clients are allowed a maximum of 5 guests during the recording sessions. SKY FEATHER STUDIOS Studios must be given 24hr notice when requesting additional guest & apply. Client must get approval from staff member prior to showing up with additional guest.


Smoking

Smoking is NOT permitted anywhere inside the studio complex unless permission is granted by staff. If you leave the premises to smoke, please ensure that you are a safe distance from the studio and that your stubs are disposed of appropriately. When leaving and entering the complex, please remember that the entry door must be kept shut and locked at all times. Any theft or damages that occur as a result of the door being left open will be chargeable to the artist/band. SKY FEATHER STUDIOS is a partly no-smoking facility. We do not allow smoking in the recording room itself. The same rules apply to Marijuana too.


Food/Drink

You are permitted to bring your own food and drink into the studio; however, this must not be placed on any of the equipment under any circumstances. Please store your food and drink in the kitchen/lounge area. Any damage caused to studio equipment due to spillages and negligence with food and drink will be charged as per our damages policy above. Please help us to keep the studio tidy by placing any rubbish in the trash bins provided.


Fees

  • There is a $20, nonrefundable clean-up fee applied to sessions where SKY FEATHER STUDIOS staff sees applicable (excessive trash, food leftovers, ect)

  • Additional guest fee of $7 per guest (over the allowed 5 person limit)


Recording Tips

  • Be on time and prepared

  • Bring your instrumental or have download link ready

  • Bring Hard drive or flash to take your files upon completion if possible

  • The power of rescheduling is in your hands. You must do this 24hr/s beforehand to avoid any extra fees.

  • Artists, please have all your works, lyrics, pieces or compositions prepared before coming in order make the best use of your studio time. It is also best to practice your works to a metronome/click track if possible.

  • In-Studio day rates are pre-paid before the session.

  • Sessions exceeding $320 require the signing of a service and equipment contract. If you need us to sign a contract / NDA please bring it with you when you come to the session.


If you cannot abide by these terms and conditions AND THE SERVICE AND EQUIPMENT CONTRACT BELOW, please do not book a Recording session.

 

service and equipment contract

CREDIT TO STUDIO: AT THE END OF ALL SERVICES SKY FEATHER STUDIOS HAS ACTED AS A LINK IN THE RECORDING OR PRODUCTION WORK PROCESS AND AS SUCH THE CLIENT AGREES TO INCLUDE THE STUDIO NAME AS “SKY FEATHER STUDIOS” (ALL CAPS) IN THE RECORDING CREDITS OR ELSEWHERE ON THE FINAL WORK (I.E., ALBUM ARTWORK, ONLINE DESCRIPTION, VIDEO DESCRIPTION OR INSERT). ALTERNATELY, CLIENT MAY CHOOSE TO INCLUDE STUDIO’S LOGO ON THE FINAL WORK WITH A MINIMUM OF 5% TOTAL DISPLAY AREA, WHILE MAINTAINING VISIBILITY AND PROPORTION.

RATES: RATES (DEFINED AS DOLLAR PER HOUR COST OF SERVICES OR FLAT RATE SERVICES) ARE TO BE STATED BEFORE HAND AND SUBJECT TO INCREASE WITH ADDITIONAL PROJECT DELIVERABLES OR CLIENT REFORMES. TIME BOOKED AFTER PRE-BOOKED HOURS IS CONSIDERED ADDITIONAL CLIENT PAID TIME AND SUBJECT TO INCREASE FROM ORIGINAL RATES.

STOLEN GOODS: ALL HARDWARE / SOFTWARE / MEDIA ACQUIRED OR TAKEN FROM THE STUDIO PROPERTY WILL BE RETURNED AND CLIENTS WILL BE SUBJECT TO PROSECUTION FROM THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW. MEDIA USED WITHOUT PAYMENT IS CONSIDERED STOLEN GOODS

MISSING MEDIA: IN THE EVENT OF LOSS TO OR DAMAGE OF CLIENTS RECORDING MEDIA DUE TO WILLFUL NEGLIGENCE ON CLIENTS PART, STUDIO SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR REPLACEMENT OF NO MORE THAN THE RECORDING DIGITAL FILES. DIGITAL FILES ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST AT ALL TIMES - STUDIO IS NOT RESPONSE FOR LOSS DUE TO EXTRANEOUS CIRCUMSTANCES (SEE “LEFT BELONGINGS FOR DEFINITION OF DAMAGE).

LEFT BELONGINGS: STUDIO SHALL ENDEAVOR TO SECURE ALL OTHER PROPERTY LEFT ON PREMISES BY CLIENT, (OTHER THAN RECORDING MEDIA) BUT IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOSS DUE TO FOLLOWING DAMAGES: THEFT, FIRE, ACT OF GOD, DESTRUCTION OR FAILURE OF DIGITAL STORAGE MEDIA, OR OTHER UNNAMED OCCURRENCE(S). CLIENTS RECORDING MEDIA OR ITEMS LEFT ON PREMISES 45 DAYS AFTER COMPLETION OF LAST RECORDING SESSION OR SERVICE SHALL BECOME THE PROPERTY OF THE STUDIO IF ALL MONIES DUE STUDIO HAVE NOT BEEN PAID.

KILL FEE / DEPOSIT: IT IS THE CLIENT'S RESPONSIBILITY TO INFORM ALL ACTING SKYFEATHER STUDIOS MEDIA PROFESSIONALS OF CHANGES TO SCHEDULED BOOKINGS. A “KILL FEE” IS A DEFINED PAYMENT THAT IS GIVEN TO THE POINT OF CONTACT MEDIA PROFESSIONAL IF THEIR ASSIGNED PROJECT IS 'KILLED' OR CANCELLED. A 25% MINIMUM FREE OR MORE OF THE ALLOCATED TIME OR ORIGINAL FLAT RATE QUOTE ORIGINALLY BOOKED CAN ADDED TO THE FINAL TOTAL BILL UP UNTIL THE NEW END OF ALL SERVICES. A KILL FEE IS ADDED IN THE EVENT OF A CANCELLATION WITHOUT 24HR DIRECT NOTICE FROM CLIENT VIA PHONE, EMAIL, OR OTHER ELECTRONIC MESSAGING SERVICE ALONG WITH ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FROM ALL MEDIA PROFESSIONALS INVOLVED. DEPOSIT REFUNDABILITY IS SUBJECT TO DISCRETION OF LEAD POINT OF CONTACT MEDIA PROFESSIONAL. IF THE STUDIO FEELS IT’S NO LONGER IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE BUSINESS WE RESERVE THE RIGHT END ALL SERVICES WITHOUT REFUND.

INVOICE: A COPY OF ALL INVOICED SERVICES AND GOODS IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST FOR ALL CLIENTS.

DAMAGE: CLIENT SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE TO STUDIO PROPERTY INCURRED BY CLIENT, EMPLOYEES OF CLIENT, GUESTS OF CLIENT, OR AGENTS OF CLIENT ACTING

UNDER CLIENT'S INSTRUCTION, AS A RESULT OF MISUSE, NEGLIGENCE, AND OR CARELESSNESS. ALL DUES OF DAMAGE TO SAID PLACES, PERSONS, OR EQUIPMENT SHALL BE PAID IN FULL AT MARKET VALUE OR REPAIR COST NO LATER THAN 5 DAYS AFTER THE LAST SESSION.

CHANGES / REVISIONS: THIS CONSTITUTES THE ENTIRE AGREEMENT BETWEEN CLIENT AND STUDIO, AND MAY NOT BE MODIFIED, CHANGED, OR TERMINATED IN ANY WAY UNLESS THERE IS A WRITTEN AGREEMENT SIGNED BY BOTH PARTIES DURING REVISIONS. CLIENT IS ENTITLED TO TWO REVISIONS OF REWORKING FOR EACH AUDIO, PHOTOGRAPH AND GRAPHIC DESIGN FILE AND ONE REVISION FOR VIDEO WORK. ALL OTHER SUBSEQUENT REVISIONS ARE SUBJECT TO ADDITIONAL CHARGES AT ENGINEER'S DISCRETION.

ON-SITE CHARGING ALL WORK DONE ON-SITE IS SUBJECT TO CHARGES FOR ADDITIONAL CLIENT NEEDS. THIS INCLUDES (BUT NOT LIMITED TO): MILEAGE TRAVEL, GAS, FOOD, BEVERAGE, ELECTRICITY, RENTALS, UNIT USAGE, ETC.

MEDIA RELEASE (FAILURE TO PAY): IN THE EVENT CLIENTS PHYSICAL RECORDING MEDIA HAVE BEEN STORED ON PREMISES, STUDIO HOLDS AUTHORITY TO NOT RELEASE SAID MEDIA UNTIL ALL MONIES DUE STUDIO HAVE BEEN PAID.

COPYRIGHT TRANSFER (FAILURE TO PAY): IN THE EVENT THAT CLIENT HAS FAILED TO PAY, STUDIO’S COPIES/ORIGINALS OF MEDIA CREATED AT THE STUDIO/ON-SITE, STUDIO SHALL NOT RELEASE SAID MEDIA UNTIL ALL MONIES DUE STUDIO HAVE BEEN PAID. THE MEDIA WILL BECOME STUDIO PROPERTY AND FULL OWNERSHIP WILL BE TRANSFERRED OF SAID MEDIA AFTER 10-DAYS OF NON-PAYMENT.

MARKED / BRANDED / UNAUTHORIZED MEDIA USAGE (FAILURE TO PAY): IN THE EVENT CLIENT HAS BEEN GIVEN ACCESS TO PRE-FINALIZED PRODUCTION MEDIA (UNMASTERED AUDIO, UNEDITED VIDEO, WATERMARKED MEDIA, BRANDED MEDIA, RAW FILES, PROJECT FILES, OR THE LIKE) OR FINALIZED MEDIA AND HAS FAILED TO PAY: NO MEDIA CREATED AT THE STUDIO/ON-SITE MAY BE USED WITHOUT STUDIOS PERMISSION. ALL OF SAID MEDIA IS SUBJECT TO STUDIO’S COPYRIGHT AND REQUIRES FULL PAYMENT AND IN THE EVENT OF NON-COOPERATION A CEASE AND DESIST CONTACT WILL BE ORDERED, POSSIBLE FURTHER LEGAL ACTION OR ADDITIONAL MONETARY COMPENSATION.

PERSONAL ENGINEER(S): CLIENT UNDERSTANDS THAT THE RATE QUOTED FOR THE SERVICES INCLUDES THE SERVICES OF AT LEAST ONE OF STUDIO’S DESIGNATED MEDIA PROFESSIONALS. CLIENT MAY CHOOSE TO USE HIS/HER OWN AUDIO ENGINEER, VIDEOGRAPHER, OR PHOTOGRAPHER, BUT STUDIO RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REFUSE SUCH ENGINEER ACCESS TO THE EQUIPMENT

MISSED PHOTOS / VIDEOS / AUDIO: SKY FEATHER STUDIOS AIMS TO PROVIDE THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE OF YOUR EVENTS OR SESSIONS. EVERY REASONABLE EFFORT WILL BE MADE TO DOCUMENT THE REQUESTED EVENTS OR SESSIONS, BUT NO SPECIFIC POSE, TIME, ACT, SOUND, VIDEO, PHOTO, AUDIO OR PORTION OF THE DAY CAN BE PROMISED OR GUARANTEED. MEDIA PROFESSIONALS ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY MISSED PHOTOGRAPHY SHOTS, VIDEOGRAPHY SHOTS OR AUDIO RECORDINGS DURING RECORDING SESSIONS, EVENTS, SHOOTS OR SETS.

DRUM SETUP / TUNING: A MAXIMUM OF 30 MINUTES OF NON-BILLED DRUM KIT SETUP TIME IS INCLUDED WITH EACH RECORDING CONTRACT. THIS TIME IS NOT TO BE USED FOR ANYTHING OTHER THAN DRUM KIT ASSEMBLY, SETUP, AND TUNING.  

ARBITRATION AGREEMENT: THE UNDERSIGNED ("YOU" OR "YOUR") HEREBY CONSENTS TO VOLUNTARILY AGREE TO SUBMIT  ANY DISPUTES WITH SKY FEATHER STUDIOS  ("COMPANY") TO FINAL AND  BINDING ARBITRATION. YOU AGREE THAT ANY AND ALL CONTROVERSIES, CLAIMS, OR DISPUTES ARISING OUT OF, RELATING TO OR CONCERNING ANY INTERPRETATION, CONSTRUCTION,  PERFORMANCE OR BREACH OF THE CONTRACTUAL  AGREEMENT  BY AND BETWEEN YOU AND THE COMPANY ENTERED INTO AS OF THIS DATE (SEE BELOW) (THE "AGREEMENT") SHALL BE SUBJECT TO BINDING ARBITRATION TO BE HELD IN THE COUNTY OF  WA, STATE OF WA  , IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE THEN-CURRENT RULES OF THE AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION (AAA) FOR THE RESOLUTION OF ANY   TYPES OF DISPUTES (THE "RULES"). YOU FURTHER CONSENT THAT ANY ARBITRATION WILL BE ADMINISTERED BY THE AAA AND THAT THE ARBITRATOR SHALL BE SELECTED IN A MANNER CONSISTENT WITH THE RULES. TO INITIATE THE ARBITRATION PROCESS, THE AGGRIEVED PARTY MUST FILE AND SERVE UPON THE RESPONDING PARTY A WRITTEN CLAIM IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE RULES. YOU ALSO AGREE THAT THE ARBITRATOR SHALL HAVE THE POWER TO AWARD ANY REMEDIES, INCLUDING PRELIMINARY RELIEF, INJUNCTIVE RELIEF, ATTORNEYS FEES AND COSTS AND ALL OTHER REMEDIES AVAILABLE UNDER THE APPLICABLE LAW. THE DECISION OF THE ARBITRATOR SHALL BE FINAL, CONCLUSIVE, AND BINDING ON THE PARTIES OF ARBITRATION. JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED ON THE ARBITRATOR'S DECISION IN ANY COURT HAVING JURISDICTION. THIS IS THE COMPLETE AGREEMENT OF THE PARTIES ON THE SUBJECT OF ARBITRATION PROVISION CONTAINED IN ANY PENSION OR BENEFIT PLAN. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU ARE EXECUTING THIS AGREEMENT VOLUNTARILY AND WITHOUT ANY DURESS OR UNDUE INFLUENCE BY COMPANY OR ANYONE ELSE.  SIGNATURES ON THE PAGE  FOLLOWING THIS ONE CONSTITUTES YOUR AGREEMENT. ALL LEGAL MONETARY VALUE TAKEN AGAINST THE STUDIO IS LIMITED TO THE COST OF THE PACKAGE (SEE NEXT PAGE)

ADVERTISEMENT / LIKENESS ALL MEDIA CREATED BY SKY FEATHER STUDIOS CAN BE USED FOR ADVERTISEMENT OF SKY FEATHER STUDIOS SERVICES. PHOTO, VIDEO AND AUDIO CREATED BY SKY FEATHER STUDIOS MAY BE USED TO REFLECT THE ABILITY, SERVICES, INTERESTS OR PRESENCE OF THE STUDIO.

MINORS: MINORS NOT INVOLVED WITH THE CONTRACTED PROJECT AND SERVICES SHALL NOT BE PERMITTED ON STUDIO PREMISES OR PROJECT LOCATION DURING CONTRACTED TIME UNLESS GRANTED ACCESS BY ACTING MEDIA PROFESSIONAL. INDIVIDUALS UNDER THE AGE OF 8 ARE NOT PERMITTED AT ALL ON THE STUDIO GROUNDS OR PROJECT LOCATIONS UNLESS EXPRESS CONSENT IS GRANTED FROM PARENTS AND STUDIO EMPLOYEES. ANY MINORS INVOLVED WITH CONTRACTED PROJECT AND SERVICES MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY CLIENT AT ALL TIMES. IN THE CASE THAT CLIENT IS A MINOR, A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN MUST ALSO ACCEPT AND SIGN THIS CONTRACT, AND SHALL THEN BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR SAID MINOR’S COMPLIANCE WITH THE CONTRACT. ANY ACTIONS TAKEN BY THE MINOR ARE HELD ACCOUNTABLE BY THE PARENT, GUARDIAN, OR AGENT SIGNING THIS CONTRACT FOR THE MINOR.

INPUTS / SUBJECTS OF RECORDING: IN THE EVENT THAT THE INSTRUMENTATION, SUBJECT, OR LOCATION THAT IS AGREED ON BEFORE RECORDING HAS CHANGED, ALL TIME TO ADJUST PARAMETERS TO MEET NEW RECORDING ARE STILL CONSIDERED PAID TIME FOR THE STUDIO. CLIENT AGREES TO CONTINUE TO PAY RATE DURING CHANGES FOR HARDWARE, SOFTWARE, OR SETUP ADJUSTMENT TO MEET NEEDS OF NEW INSTRUMENTATION, SUBJECT, OR LOCATION. CLIENT SHOULD ALLOW FOR 24 HR/S TO PROPOSE NEW PROJECT CHANGES TO AVOID THIS.
PAYMENT VIA PERCENTAGE: ALL PAYMENTS BASED ON PERCENTILES OF SALES, MERCHANDISE, FRANCHISING, ROYALTIES, ETC. ARE TO BE BOOKED AND LOGGED IN FULL DURING DISCUSSED AND ALLOTTED AMOUNT OF TIME. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN LEGAL ACTION THAT IS NOT LIMITED TO ORIGINALLY AGREED UPON REIMBURSEMENT, LABOR, SALES OR OFFERS. FEE INCREASE FROM FAILURE TO PAY PERCENTILE MAY RESULT DUE TO NEGLIGENCE, DAMAGED IMAGE, EXTRANEOUS TIME, EXTRA OFFERS, EXTENDED LABOR, TRANSPORTATION, PHYSICAL DAMAGE OR EXTRANEOUS RESOURCES. BMI NUMBERS TO BE USED FOR ROYALTY PAYMENT.

MODEL RELEASE: THIS CONTRACT SERVES AS A MODEL RELEASE GIVING THE MEDIA PROFESSIONAL THE IRREVOCABLE RIGHT TO USE THE PHOTOGRAPHS IN ALL FORMS AND IN ALL MEDIA AND IN ALL MANNERS, WITHOUT ANY RESTRICTION AS TO CHANGES OR ALTERATIONS, FOR ADVERTISING, TRADE, PROMOTION, EXHIBITION, OR ANY OTHER LAWFUL PURPOSES. THE MEDIA PROFESSIONAL CAN GRANT USE OF THE IMAGES TO THIRD PARTIES AND ALL COMPENSATION FOR USE AND CREDIT FOR THE IMAGES REMAIN THE PROPERTY OF SKY FEATHER STUDIOS. CLIENT WAIVES ANY RIGHT TO INSPECT OR APPROVE THE PHOTOGRAPH(S), FINISHED VERSION(S) INCORPORATING THE PHOTOGRAPH(S), OR THE USE TO WHICH IT MAY BE APPLIED, INCLUDING WRITTEN COPY THAT MAY BE CREATED AND APPEAR IN CONNECTION THEREWITH. THIS RELEASE IS BINDING ON THE CLIENT, THEIR LEGAL REPRESENTATIVES, HEIRS, AND ASSIGNS.

NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENTS: ALL NDAS ATTACHED TO PROJECTS ARE TO BE ATTACHED TO THIS CONTRACT IN PHYSICAL OR DIGITAL FORM. IN THE EVENT OF AN NDA BREACH PLEASE REFER TO THE ORIGINAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS AS OUTLINED BY THE CLIENT’S OR STUDIO’S ORIGINAL AGREEMENT.