Studio Use Agreement

WHEREAS, Studio wishes to make its professional recording studio space available to Client and Client wishes to rent the Studio on the terms outlined herein;

NOW THEREFORE, Studio and Client hereby agree as follows:

1.         RENTAL: Client shall rent the Studio from [start date and time as specified on the purchase invoice] to [end date and time as specified on the purchase invoice]. All times stated must be strictly followed. Studio may require Client to vacate the studio at the expiration of time stated.

2.         PAYMENT: The rental rate for the Studio is as described here. Client wishes to book the Studio from start date and time to end date and time select by the client. A deposit of the full amount is due upon the acceptance of this Agreement to hold the Studio reservation and will applied against the final amount owing. Any additional time required over and above the dates above shall be billed at Studio’s hourly or daily rate. The balance shall be due upon completion of the project. The balance will be charged to the card listed below if a cancellation occurs. Cash, check, or credit cards are accepted. The studio rental fees herein shall not include consumable supplies such as recording tape, splicing tape or boxes.

3.         CREDIT CARD AUTHORIZATION FOR DEPOSIT: The undersigned authorizes big Northern Haus Studios to charge the Deposit agreed to herein to the below referenced credit card. The undersigned hereby declares that the credit information listed below is true, accurate, and appears in the name as stated. Further, the undersigned authorizes its credit card company to accept and to charge to its account all charges.

4.         CANCELLATION: Studio will return some or all of the Deposit based on the following notifications:

Less than 48 Hours’ Notice: No Refund
2 to 5 Days’ Notice: 50% Refund
5+ Days’ Notice: Credit Towards Future Rental

5.         TERMS OF USE: By reading and agree with this Agreement, Client agrees to the following:

a) Studio may be used for legal business activities only. Client shall be present at all times during the rental and shall keep the recording event contained within the studio. Client shall maintain adult supervision of minors at all times.

b)  Client shall be solely responsible for any damage or loss to Studio’s property and/or equipment that occurs during the time Client or their related parties occupies the premises. Should damage and/or theft occur, the Deposit will be held until repairs or replacements can be made. If the damages or losses exceed the amount of the Deposit, Client agrees to pay for the additional repairs or replacement costs, including any loss of use fees. Client agrees to pay for damage or cleaning to the premises including spills, excessive wear, marks or stains on furniture, fixtures or painted surfaces. There is absolutely no smoking or alcohol in the building. Smoking is allowed outside the building.

c) Client grants a lien in favor of Studio upon all master recordings, dubs, mix-downs and work parts created during Client’s recordings to secure payment of any and all charges due to the Studio until paid in full.

d) Unless otherwise requested and agreed to in writing, Studio will not store master tapes or copies thereof, nor will Studio be required to retain master tapes for any specific period unless the same is expressly agreed upon in writing.

e) Studio shall NOT be liable for incidental or consequential damages such as loss of profit in the event that it fails to properly record or otherwise breaches its contractual obligations herein. The sole remedy to Client in the event of a failure to record shall be a refund of charges incurred, or, at the option of Client, a credit allowing the use of the Studio for an equivalent time.

f) Client hereby indemnifies Studio from any claims of copyright infringement or other liability related to intellectual property on recordings created at Studio by Client. Client assumes all legal and financial responsibility for any violations resulting from their rental and use of the Studio.

g) If, at the request of Client, any third-party talent is used in the recording sessions contemplated herein, Client shall be responsible for any fees associated with the same and further, Client shall indemnify Studio from any claims for personal injury related to such third-party talent.

h) Use of the Studio and equipment contained therein is entirely at Client’s risk. Client hereby agrees that Studio will not be held liable for any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damage, injury or loss to renter, their party or possessions while on the premises. Client holds harmless and indemnifies Studio and its owners, agents, representatives, associates, officers, employees, guests and tenants against any suit, claim, loss, accident, judgment, fine, injury or damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees. This indemnification shall continue in full force and effect during and after the term of the rental for such causes arising during the term of the rental.

i) Studio provides the recording studio in good working order but makes no special guarantees as to said studios functionality or suitability to Client’s purposes. Studio is not liable for acts out of its control that affect the recording project such as power outages, weather, emergencies, or Acts of God. In such cases, Studio will refund a prorated portion of Client’s payment. Client agrees to return all equipment in the condition it was provided and to immediately notify Studio of any damage, failure, or change in equipment provided.

j) Studio may, from time to time, use security cameras on their premises and you consent to the use of such surveillance equipment as needed for the safety and security of the Studio.


            a) This agreement shall be construed in accordance to the laws of the Province of British Columbia.

            b) This Agreement may be executed in any number of counterparts and by facsimile, each of which shall be deemed to be an original and all of which together shall constitute one and the same instrument.

            c) This Agreement sets out the entire agreement between the parties and supersedes and replaces all prior agreements, discussions and understandings whether written or oral.

By reading, understanding and accepting the terms of this agreement and by clicking your confirmation on you accept their legal and binding nature.


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