Podcast Studio Policy:
STUDIO POLICIES AGREEMENT Imperial Podcast Studio is a professional audio recording facility. Customer Service and satisfaction are our top priority. The following policies ensure that all sessions are conducted in the most professional manner while providing our client a creative and comfortable environment. There is a security camera in the studio to prevent theft. The camera is video only, no sound recording. BOOKING RATES Street Rates & Member Rates: Street Rate is the published session rate on the website. Member rates are session rates at member discounts. There is a 1 hour minimum session time for non-members. Time will be billed in quarter hour increments after 1st hour. Sessions that run longer than the original 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. BOOKING A TIME SLOT To book a time slot, it must be done on the website or personally speak to staff on the phone, no voice messages will be accepted. The full payment is required in advance of your session and will guarantee the time slot you request. Payments can be taken over the phone using a credit card. We reserve the right to prioritize member bookings ahead of non-member bookings. CANCELLATION FEE If you cancel less than 48 hours of your booked session, you will forfeit $60 of prepaid session fee. If you cancel before 48 hours, we will refund your money or reschedule your session, your choice. STUDIO DOWNTIME Unforeseen problems can happen; If session downtime occurs at the fault of the studio’s equipment, 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 Imperial Podcast Studio harmless from any damages that could be a result of equipment failure. PAYMENT You are responsible for all monies due to the studio and shall make payment to the studio with cash, credit card, previously approved check or member credits. You will be charged a $25.00 service fee if Client’s account is not paid in full by the completion of each session. 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. STUDIO GEAR (DAMAGE) In the event a piece of studio gear owned by Imperial Podcast Studio, 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 are a result of anyone in client's party or group will be assessed to client's account, and be due immediately and charged on client’s account or credit card. STUDIO RULES • No smoking in studio. Smoking is permitted outside, on 1st floor sidewalks. • Food and drink may to be consumed in the lounge and patio area. Drinks with a lid may be brought into the studio but must be kept away from equipment, and the recording console. • Please place your unwanted trash in receptacles provided. • 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. RESPONSIBILITY 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. 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. Imperial Podcast Studio & our employees are not responsible for copyright violations, talent or creative royalties, mechanical reproduction licenses, or any other liabilities for such material. Client also agrees to indemnify Imperial Podcast Studio and its employees for all claims, costs, losses, detriments and expenses of any kind or nature. Including, without limitation, attorney’s fees and cost incurred by Imperial Podcast Studio by reason of any breach or alleged breach of any representation, warranty, or agreement made by client. It is your responsibility to know how to use the equipment. Our staff is not professionally trained to assist you. Studio Disclaimer 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 agree to all of the above terms.