Studio Hire Terms and Conditions

In these terms and conditions (unless the context otherwise requires) the following expressions shall have these meanings: (a) “The Company” means ” Sounds Visual Music Ltd”
(b)”The Client” means the person, firm or company contracting for the hire services of the Company.

These terms and conditions apply to any hired recording studio services provided by the Company for the Client.

Terms of payment are strictly 30 days from invoice date. E&OE applies to invoices and quotes. Pursuant to UK Late Payment Legislation the Company reserves the right to charge a late payment fee and statutory interest at the rate of 8% above base rate on all amounts outstanding for more than 30 days. All invoices to UK customers will have VAT added at the statutory rate.

Unless otherwise agreed, ‘out of hours’ rates (before 9am and after 6pm) will be charged at 150% of the agreed hourly rate.

Overtime: Where a session over-runs it’s agreed hours, subject to studio availability,  further time will be calculated pro rata the agreed hourly rate per 30 minute segments. (in other words a 1 hour booking over-running by 20 minutes will be charged 1.5 hours.)

Cancellation Policy If we are unable to re-allocate studio time, confirmed sessions are subject to a cancellation charge as follows:

  • Session cancelled within 3 days of booking: 20% of booked time payable
  • Session cancelled within 2 days of booking: 40% of booked time payable
  • Session cancelled within 24 hours of booking: 80% of booked time payable

The Company acknowledges its responsibility to treat in complete confidence all marketing and sales information and statistics which may be supplied by the Client to the Company.

(a) The Company shall not be liable to the Client under any circumstances in respect of any claim for any loss of profits or other indirect consequences, whether arising from negligence, breach of contract, breakdown of electrical, mechanical and/or computer & IT software and systems or howsoever.

(b) The Company shall not be liable for any delay in, or omission of transmission or any error in any advertisement, programme or publicity or promotional material prepared by the Company in the absence of any act, default, or negligence on the part of the Company which may have caused the same.

(a) Where the Client has provided third party material including audio, voice recordings, music, scripts and wording, to be included in productions made by the Company, the Client bears complete responsibility for ensuring that it has secured the appropriate permissions, consent and licences to use that material for commercial and promotional purposes. Instruction by the Client to the Company to use third party copyright materials in the course of a production assumes the Client has the authority to do so. The Company will not be liable for any actions arising out of the promotion, broadcast or howsoever of any such materials it has been supplied with by the Client.

The Company will supply to the Client a master copy of the finished production. The Company will endeavour to archive a copy of such recordings but make no guarantee that the audio will be available to be supplied again at a later date. The Company shall not be liable to the Client in any respect if archives of previously recorded productions are no longer available.

This agreement shall be governed and controlled in accordance with the Law of England and Wales the courts of which have exclusive jurisdiction.

Nothing herein shall betaken to imply that any further services shall be required to be performed by the Company hereunder.

Last updated 6th January 2016
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