Hi, I am Coco, a music producer and studio director. I am honoured by your interest in me and my studio!
I have experience working on large commercial projects for local and international artists. I am passionate about helping brilliant artists reach their true potential. I’ve worked with many artists from various backgrounds and genres, and the variety has taught me a great deal about the art and science of music production.
I am always open to collaborating with individuals who share my vision – from emerging talents to major labels. My mission is to work closely with them and establish successful collaborations that result in top-notch tracks.
M5 Sound Studio - Studio Policies, Terms & Conditions (Print out this document, fill out and sign bottom, and bring to your first recording session.)
M5 Sound Studio is a professional audio recording facility. Customer service and satisfaction are our top priority. The following policies insure that all sessions are conducted in the most professional manner while providing our client with a creative and comfortable environment.
- No smoking allowed in the studio.
- Food and drinks are encouraged to be consumed in the lounge and patio area. Food and drink may be brought into the studio but must be kept away from all equipment racks and the recording console.
- Please place your unwanted trash in the provided receptacles.
- No firearms allowed on the premises.
- It is recommended that only the individuals that are essential to the recording be present during recording.
- 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.
DEPOSIT/REQUESTING TIME SLOT
A 50% deposit paid two days in advance of your session will guarantee the time slot you request. Without a deposit, if someone else wants the same time slot and offers a deposit, they will get it. Deposits can be taken over the phone using a credit card.
Sessions are booked at the rates published by the studio. There is a one hour minimum, but it is possible to negotiate a session that is longer. Time will be billed in quarter hour increments. 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 six hour days. Additional time will be charged at our standard hourly rate.
Cancellations after 48 hours forfeit the deposit unless we can rebook your time. You will then receive a refund of your deposit for any portion of time that we are able to rebook.
It is recommended that new clients tour the studio prior to their first session. During this time we can discuss the parameters of your session and make a plan to ensure everything runs smoothly.
START/END AND SESSION TIMES
The session clock begins at the scheduled time that both parties agree upon. If you arrive early and the studio can accommodate an early start, then the session clock will begin at that time. If you are late for any reason, you will be charged from the scheduled session start time, with no exceptions. Please call if you are going to be late! Set up time will be billed at regular studio rates unless other arrangements are agreed to. This includes load-in and instrument setup, microphone placement, level setting, media transfer, etc.
Unforeseen problems can happen. If session downtime occurs at the fault of the studios 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 M5 Sound Studio harmless from any damages from such downtime.
You are responsible for all monies due to the studio and shall make payment to the studio with cash, credit card or previously approved check. No media will be turned over to you until full payment is made for that day. Clients will be charged a 25.00 eur 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. Receipt of recording media from Studio to Client is acknowledgement between both parties that the quality of all services rendered by M5 Recording Studios is satisfactory to Client and shall release M 5 sound studio Recording Studios from any and all liability regarding said recording media and services rendered.
Session media will only be released when full payment for the session is received. Once session media has been turned over to the client M 5 Recording Studios is no longer expected to maintain a backup copy of the session unless other arrangements have been made in writing. We recommend that each client make a back-up copy of the sessions immediately. Session materials left beyond 30 days due to nonpayment become the property of M 5 Recording Studios. M5 Sound Studio is not responsible for any unrecoverable data.
LEAVING GEAR BEHIND
M5 Sound Studio is not responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen gear left behind. Any property left past 30 days will become the property of M5 Sound Studio unless other arrangements have been made.
STUDIO GEAR (DAMAGE)
In the event a piece of studio gear owned by M5 Sound Studio or any part of its facility becomes damaged by you, or anyone in your party, due to negligence, accident, or act, you agree to provide monetary compensation in the amount of full replacement value of the damaged item. Any damage to the studio property that is a result of anyone in a client's party or group will be assessed to the client's account.
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 a session. These rules apply to all persons. This ensures a healthy business relationship for you as a recording artist and for the studio as well. The client affirms that they are the rightful owner or assignee of material to be recorded or reproduced. M5 Sound Studio and our employees are not responsible for copyright violations, talent or creative royalties, mechanical reproduction licenses, or any other liabilities for such material. The client also agrees to indemnify M5 Sound Studio and its employees for any and all claims, costs, losses, detriments and expenses of any kind or nature. Including, but not limited to, attorney’s fees and cost incurred by M5 Sound Studio by reason of any breach or alleged breach of any representation, warranty, or agreement made by client.
Prior to any session work beginning, the client agrees to comply with the above Studio Policies as a formal agreement and obligation to make payments and adhere to all other policy requirements as stated herein.