Payment in full is expected at the beginning of the recording session. All
mixes, CD-Rs, digital audio files (mp3's, wav, aiff files, etc.), digital video files and master tapes, drives, etc. shall remain the property of
Cosmic Circuit Studio until all invoices are paid in full by the
client. There are also materials costs as described below. We accept cash,
money orders, credit cards via PayPal or PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you
prefer personal check, please notify us in advance. Any personal check returned
for insufficient funds shall deem this agreement terminated immediately and
shall be responsible for the payment and any fees or costs incurred. The artist
is responsible for any and all legal costs and attorney's fees, etc., required
to collect payment for said check.
Booking and Cancellation
nonrefundable booking fee of $45 shall be required to confirm all studio sessions.
Cancellation with less than 24 hours notice will result in the loss of the $45 except for death
of a relative or extreme illness. No further sessions shall be booked, and
no materials will be released until payment for cancellation is made in full ( This includes making mp3 digital audio files (or any type of digital audio format) and/or CD-Rs rough mixes).
Session Start Time
recording session begins at the time the client booked it for, whether they are present or
not, and continues until the recording has ceased and clients are preparing to
Setup Time and Breaks
Setup time and breaks will be billed at the agreed upon hourly rate. Expect
an hour or more of setup time if you are a full or large piece band. The engineer may take a break for
10 minutes every 3 hours to alleviate ear fatigue. All this time is on the clock.
Our flat studio rate is $45 an hour, and includes an engineer. A 5 hour block is $210; a 10 hour block is $415. Check our rates page for the latest prices. We charge per every 15 minutes of studio time.
with clear slimline jewel case are $1.50 each plus time at the hourly rate. Color printed CD-R's with a slimline clear jewel case are $2.75 each.
DVD-Rs with clear slimline jewel case are $1.50 each. DVD-R back up and archiving is done at the hourly rate.
Each DVD-R holds 4.5 gigabytes. Color printed DVD-R's with a slimline clear jewel case are $3.75 each.
Daily back-up to the studio's firewire external hard drive is free for each
recording session. Backing up to the client's firewire or USB external hard
drive will be billed at the hourly studio rate.
Onsite hard drive storage is free for one month after the last recording
session, and $10 per gigabyte per month thereafter, billed in
advance. Non-payment for storage will result in permanent deletion of the files.
Ongoing projects that are booking time on a regular basis (8+ hours/month) are
Our studio is in a residential location and there are
neighbors. In order to preserve their needs for a quiet neighborhood, noise
should be kept to a minimum while outside of the studio or in the backyard or garden area.
There is no smoking inside the studio area. You may smoke in the back yard or garden area, but please
do not leave cigarette butts or matches on the ground - put them in the garbage bins in the driveway.
Please be considerate about leaving trash around the grounds and the facility.
You will be expected to clean up all any mess
that you make. Please leave all trash in the wastepaper basket in the studio or in the trash
containers outside in the driveway.
You can unload your equipment in the driveway but park on the street. There is ample free on-street parking available.
Drinks and Behavior
No drinks are to be consumed near any
equipment. You can consume drinks in the lounge area near the couch. Any behavior deemed
unprofessional by the house engineer of artist, artist's guests or crew while
under the influence of any substance will result in immediate termination of
You are liable for any and all damage caused by clumsiness, horseplay, or
intoxication to both your own equipment and ours (and to anything in the house).
You will be solely liable for all equipment broken under these circumstances. We
are not responsible for your equipment or persons in any way.
Guests and Visitors
A full band can have up to two guests (people not playing an instrument). Please
inform your guests to not be a distraction to the session. If your guests are
disruptive to the session, they will be asked to leave. You are responsible for
any and all damage caused by clumsiness, horseplay, or intoxication caused by
Signature by artist or artist's representative below acknowledges these rates
and rules are in effect, and exempt Joe Rizzo and Cosmic Circuit Studio from
any liability to either persons or equipment.
Should any portion of this Agreement prove to be invalid, illegal or
unenforceable, it shall not affect the balance of this Agreement. This Agreement
is guided by and governed by the laws of the State of California and Alameda
County shall be the place of execution and jurisdiction.
Should any litigation arise between the parties hereto regarding the performance
of this Agreement, the prevailing party shall be compensated for whatever
damages are awarded, plus reasonable attorney's fees by the other party.
This Agreement is the complete understanding between the parties and supersedes
and replaces all previous agreements or representations both written and oral.
THE UNDERSIGNED PARTIES have read and understand the terms and conditions of this Agreement and do
hereby set their hands.
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