Montop Studios Terms and Conditions

When booking a recording session at Montop Studios you are entering into a contract by which you are agreeing unconditionally on behalf of the artist/band to abide by the studio’s terms and conditions as detailed below.

Booking a recording session

Session bookings, times and dates are subject to availability and approval from a member of the Montop Studios team. Montop Studios reserves the right to refuse and reschedule any confirmed bookings and are not valid until confirmed and paid.

Bookings are made by the following methods only:

Website: www.montopstudios.com

Phone: 512-457-1694

Payment

Payment can be made with cash (48 hours in advance) and 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. Payment IN FULL is required to confirm all bookings by phone or when booking online payment. This deposit is nonrefundable 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, nonrefundable. 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 quantity of hours you book; it’s not our responsibility to manage your studio time. If the recording session is broken up over a longer time frame (5+ hours), payment will be required either in advance to cover the time that has been used. Montop Studios management reserves the right to implement these payment terms where applicable. All session files are deleted from Montop Studios’ 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, nonrefundable. Cancellations as a result of adverse weather conditions such as snow will be rescheduled.

 

Parking

Parking is free and located all around Music Lab. Montop Studios is not responsible for any lost or stolen items, damaged vehicles, 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 any 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 your belongings with you when you leave. Montop Studios is not responsible for any personal items that are lost or damaged on the premises.

Animals

Only certified service pets are allowed in the studio with representation of proper documentation.

 

Smoking

Smoking is NOT permitted anywhere inside the studio complex. If you leave the premises to smoke, please ensure that you are a safe distance from the studio and that your cigarette stubs are disposed of appropriately. When leaving and entering the complex, please remember that the entry door must always be kept shut and locked. Any theft or damages that occur as a result of the door being left open will be chargeable to the artist/band.

 

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 on the appropriate furniture. 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 minimum, nonrefundable clean-up fee applied to sessions where Montop Studios staff sees applicable (excessive trash, food leftovers, etc.)

 

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 you cannot abide by these terms and conditions, please do not book a session.