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Recording Terms and Conditions:

When booking a recording session at Whitehouse Studios you are entering into a contract by which you are agreeing unconditionally on behalf of the band/artist 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 Whitehouse team. Whitehouse studios reserve the right to refuse and reschedule. Bookings can be made by the following methods only and are not valid until confirmed and deposit paid: • Email: bookings@whitehouse-studios.co.uk • Phone: 0118 9502102

Payment

A 50% deposit is required to confirm all bookings. This deposit is non refundable or transferable.

The remainder of the studio bill should be paid in full on the first day of your session. 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. Further failure to pay will result in prosecution.

If the recording session is broken up over a period of time, payment may be required either in advance or in installments to cover time that has been used. The Whitehouse management reserves the right to implement these payment terms where applicable.

If sessions overrun, overtime is payable on completion of the session, charged at our standard hourly rate.

All session files are deleted from Whitehouse hard drives 1 month after project completion unless otherwise specified. Please bring a backup storage device if you require your multitracks.

Breakages and damages to studio equipment

Any damage caused to studio equipment due to misuse and abuse will be charged to the band/individual. Refusal to pay for breakages will lead to exclusion and prosecution.

Personal items/lost property

Please make sure that you do not leave personal items unattended and ensure that you take all of your belongings with you when you leave. Whitehouse Studios is not responsible for any items that are lost or damaged on the premises.

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 main door must be kept shut at all times. Any theft or damages that occur as a result of the door being left open will be chargeable to the band/artist.

Drugs

The studio operates a zero tolerance policy on drugs. If you are suspected of or found to be in possession of ANY CLASS of drugs on the premises, you will be asked to leave and reported to the police.

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. 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 bins provided.

Drumsticks

Broken drumsticks are a hazard to other studio users and equipment. If you break a drumstick, please make sure that you put it in the bin before you leave.

Student Discounts

A 10% student discount is applied to your recording when ALL band members have a valid NUS card or other form of student ID.

Please quote ‘Student Discount’ when booking

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





Rehearsal Terms and Conditions:

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

Booking a rehearsal

Rehearsal bookings, times and dates are subject to availability and approval from a member of the Whitehouse team. Whitehouse studios reserve the right to refuse and reschedule. Bookings can be made by the following methods only and are not valid until confirmed: • Online booking form • Email: bookings@whitehouse-studios.co.uk • Phone: 0118 9502102

Payment

Payment can be made by either cash, card or cheque with cheques incurring a £0.50 surcharge and cards incurring a 3% upcharge. It is the responsibility of the band/artist to cover the cost of each session in full either in advance or on the day of rehearsal. Late payment will lead to an additional fee, and refusal to pay may lead to prosecution. Rehearsals must be paid in full prior to your rehearsal.

Cancellations

72 hours notice is required for the cancellation of a session without charge; this includes weekends and bank holidays. If a session is cancelled with less than 72 hours notice, the full cost of the session will be charged. Cancellations as a result of adverse weather conditions such as snow, will incur a 50% cancellation charge.

Breakages and damages to studio equipment

Any damage caused to studio equipment due to misuse and abuse will be charged to the band/individual. Refusal to pay for breakages will lead to exclusion and prosecution. If an item of equipment is damaged or missing at the start of your session please report it to the rehearsal technician immediately.

Cymbal and Snare hire

Cymbals and snares may be hired from the studio subject to availability. The hire charge is made to allow us to continue to provide high quality and well maintained equipment. Snare drums can be hired for £2 per session. Hi-Hats, Crash and Ride cymbals can also be hired for £2. Payment and breakages terms and conditions apply.

If you wish to hire please let us know when you book your rehearsal.

Personal items/lost property

Please make sure that you do not leave personal items unattended and ensure that you take all of your belongings with you when you leave. Whitehouse Studios is not responsible for any items that are lost or damaged on the premises.

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 main door must be kept shut at all times. Any theft or damages that occur as a result of the door being left open will be chargeable to the band/artist.

Drugs

The studio operates a zero tolerance policy on drugs. If you are suspected of or found to be in possession of ANY CLASS of drugs on the premises, you will be asked to leave and reported to the police.

Food/Drink

You are permitted to bring your own food and drink into your rehearsal room; however, this must not be placed on any of the equipment under any circumstances. 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 rehearsal rooms tidy by placing any rubbish in the bins provided.

Earplugs

Whitehouse Studios encourage the use of earplugs in the studio environment. Please ensure that used disposable ear plugs are properly disposed of in the bins provided and not left discarded in the rehearsal rooms.

Drumsticks

Broken drumsticks are a hazard to other room users and studio equipment. If you break a drumstick, please make sure that you put it in the bin before you leave.

Student Discounts

A 10% student discount is applied to your rehearsal when ALL band members have a valid NUS card or other form of student ID.

Please quote ‘Student Discount’ when booking

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