Policies Terms & Conditions
For the purposes of this and future agreements, the term “Studio” refers to Opus Recording Studio located at 5759 Tujunga Ave, North Hollywood, Ca 91601. The term “Client” refers to the person or company named on the booking message, invoice or Rental Agreement.
The Client agrees to pay a deposit of 50% before Studio time at the rate or promotions in which the Client and Studio agreed to. The specified non-refundable deposit is to lock in the Studio booking time. The deposit will be applied to your session or refunded if you cancel more than 48 hours before your session time. If your deposit is not received within 48 hours of your session time, your time may be forfeited to another Client. Rates are subject to change. In the event of cancellation or rescheduling of a booking within less than 48-hour notice, the Client agrees to forfeit the deposit placed to hold the booked session time. Minimum session time is three (3) hours for Studio rental without sound engineer and two (2) hours for Studio rental with sound engineer.
Payment is required prior to each session. Payments can be made by cash, Venmo, or Apple pay. Any additional charges incurred must be paid prior to the recording session. The Client is responsible for any and all legal costs and attorney’s fees required to collect payment for any services rendered.
Appointment times have been arranged specifically for the Client. If the Client arrives late for a scheduled session. The end time session stays the same even if the Client is late for his/her session. If the Client is late in excess of 30 minutes, the Studio reserves the right to cancel the session and the Client forfeits all deposits.
If the Client should require a little more time, the Studio will try to continue and ask the next scheduled appointment if they can wait. However, if this is not acceptable to them, the Studio will ask that you be considerate and stop your project and schedule another session. All Studio time extension requests are contingent upon Studio availability and must be paid upon approval. If the original session was booked through a promotion, the extended time will be charged at the regular Studio rate at the time of the session. If the Client chooses to end the session early, the Client will still be responsible for payment for the entire time in which they have reserved. The Client will not be entitled to a refund or credit if they choose not to utilize the time reserved in its entirety.
If the Studio is required to cancel a session due to unavoidable circumstances not within the Studio’s control such as natural disasters, engineer sickness, and technical difficulties, the Studio will reschedule the session for the earliest available time consistent with the needs of the Client. In the event that neither the Client nor the Studio can reach an agreement on a date and time for re-schedule, the Studio shall refund the full deposit amount to the Client.
The Studio will not issue a refund AFTER a recording session has been performed and/or MP3 or WAV files have been delivered to the Client. We make every effort in working with the Client to deliver the highest quality product per the Client’s expectations. The Studio shall not transfer recording files or copies thereof to the Client or Client’s representative until all outstanding balances are paid in full. Until such time as the Client has met the monetary terms of the Studio’s rental agreement, all recording files will be left at the Studio. When the Client has successfully fulfilled their monetary obligation to the full satisfaction of the agreement, the Studio will release the recording files to the Client. Any and all material protected by copyright shall remain the property of the copyright holder.
The Studio will NOT backup the Client’s recording files. All session files shall be released to the Client or Client’s representative at the end of the recording session. It is the Client’s responsibility to provide a personal flash/hard drive to the Studio for the purpose of downloading/releasing the recording files to the client in their entirety. Alternatively, the Studio may transfer all recording files to the Client by attaching a link containing the files and sending to the Client’s email address of record. Any such link will be valid and accessible to the Client for a period of seven (7) days. On the eighth (8th) day, all files will be permanently deleted unless the Client has made other arrangements with the Studio in advance.
The Client hereby claims sole responsibility for obtaining any and all licenses needed before duplication or replication of any works in which the Client does not lawfully own the rights to. It would be in the Client’s best interest to assign ISRC codes for each recorded track, which should be embedded in the digital media when the master is produced. The Client also assumes full responsibility for any and all fees associated with obtaining such licenses and codes. These rules apply to all individuals. There are absolutely no exceptions whatsoever.
The Client affirms that he/she is the rightful owner or assignee of material to be recorded or reproduced. Opus Recording Studios & our employees are not responsible for copyright violations, talent, or creative royalties, mechanical reproduction licenses, or any other liabilities for such material.
FOOD AND BEVERAGE
The lounge is available for your convenience at no additional charge. The lounge has a kitchen with microwave and refrigerator/freezer, dining table, and a private restroom. The Client may bring his/her own food and beverages and store them in the refrigerator, or may order food to be delivered. Food and drinks are not allowed in the Studio at any time and must be kept away.
Please be considerate and dispose of trash accordingly. You are expected to clean up all the mess you make. The Client also agrees to pay to the Studio all fees necessary to return the Studio to the pre-rental condition should the Studio be left unclean or in any type of disrepair. The Client will be charged a cleaning fee.
Smoking is prohibited anywhere inside the building complex and is not permitted in the Studio at any time before, during, or after a recording session. This includes, but not limited too hookah, cigarettes, marijuana, vape pens, ecigs, etcs. If the Client leaves the premises to smoke, please ensure that you are a safe distance from the Studio and that your cigarette stubs are disposed of appropriately. If the Client or any member of their party is in violation with this agreement, then the session will be cancelled, and all payments will be forfeited.
The Client shall maintain sole responsibility for all personal items brought to the Studio. The Studio itself holds no liability for any of the Client's personal property that is lost or stolen while on Studio grounds.
In the event a piece of Studio equipment owned by Opus Recording Studio or any part of its facility becomes damaged by the Client, or anyone in your party, due to negligence, accident, or willful act, the Client agrees to provide monetary compensation in the amount of full replacement value of the damaged item. If the Client chooses a Studio rental WITHOUT an engineer, the Client assumes full responsibility for the condition of the premises upon departure. Damage to the Studio property of any kind that are a result of anyone in the Client's party or group will be assessed to the Client's account. 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 Client. The Client hereby releases the Studio and Studio’s employees from any liability for harm or damage that may occur to property, equipment, or persons in Client’s party while on Studio grounds.
DRUGS ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED
We reserve the right to deny access to our premises and our equipment to those clearly under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
MINORS IN THE STUDIO
Minors (under 18) must be accompanied by an adult at all times, and have a signed waiver (provided by Studio) that is signed by the minor’s parent(s) or legal guardian. Emergency contact information must be provided by the parent or legal guardian.
There is a strict No Animal Policy for Opus Recording Studio except for licensed service animals. Service animals must be verified by an Opus Recording Studio Staff member. Clients agree to disclose any service animals brought into the Studio. The Client agrees to pay for and repair any damage caused by the animal in both the Studio and the building. The Client agrees to cover the cost of injuries caused by the pet while on the Studio property. Client is responsible for ensuring the pet is not a public nuisance or disturbance.
There is plenty of street parking outside the building. Client agrees to use street parking. Opus Recording Studio assumes no liability or responsibility for loss, damage or theft to any vehicle or its contents.
STUDIO INTERNET SERVICES
Studio does provide high speed internet access for use. Please consult the internet usage terms below, as they are as follows.
Users may NOT illegally copy material protected under copyright law or make that material available to others for copying. You are solely responsible for complying with copyright law and applicable licenses that may apply to software, files, graphics, documents, messages, and other material you wish to download or copy. You may NOT agree to a license or download of any material for which a registration fee is charged without first obtaining the express written consent and permission of Studio. All fees associated with registration must be paid in advance.
Computer resources are NOT unlimited. Network bandwidth and storage capacity have limits, and all users connected to the network have a responsibility to conserve these resources, as such, the user must NOT deliberately perform acts that waste computer resources or unfairly monopolize resources to the effect and exclusion of others. These acts include, but are not limited to, sending mass mailings or chain letters, uploading or downloading large files, or otherwise creating unnecessary loads on network traffic associated with non-business-related uses of the internet.
Should any portion of this Agreement prove to be unlawful or invalid, the remainder of the agreement shall continue to be upheld as a valid and binding contract. This Agreement is governed by the laws and statutes of the United States of America. In the event of a disagreement between the Client and the Studio regarding the performance of the agreement, both parties hereby agree to attempt to resolve their issues through mediation. If an agreement cannot be reached through mediation, the order set forth through litigation will be followed according to the terms of that order and attorney’s fees will be paid by the party found to be at fault.
Client also agrees to indemnify Opus Recording Studios and its employees for any and all claims, costs, losses, detriments and expenses of any kind or nature. Including, without limitation, attorney’s fees and cost incurred by Opus Recording Studio by reason of any breach or alleged breach of any representation, warranty, or agreement made by Client.
The Client hereby agrees that the Studio, under its own discretion, may use their photos, voice, works, name or likeness for purposes of promoting the Studio. This will be done through Social Media, Blog, news and any other appropriate platform where a Client’s talent will be showcased for the benefit of the Studio. The Studio upholds in high regard the privacy of the Clients. For this reason, the Studio will never sell, share or download the Client’s recordings without prior written consent from the Client.
The Client agrees to furnish a written signed copy of the above Studio policies as a formal agreement, obligation to make payments, and adhere to all other policy requirements as stated herein. The Client is responsible for the actions of all artists and guests he or she brings to any session.