Policy and Procedure Document for Tributary Studio – Since 2003
Booking & Payments:
Summer Street Productions always encourages potential Clients to come and visit our Facility. We usually will schedule a 30-minute visit to see the studio and ask any questions that you may have.
Summer Street Productions recommends booking studio session dates a minimum of thirty (30) days in advance. A minimum deposit for 50% shall be required at the time of booking before any session dates are guaranteed. You can bring your payment upon arrival on your scheduled date – but we prefer a deposit to be made in advance. Any cancellations or reschedules must be received no later than 72 hours before booked session date or deposit may be forfeited. The client agrees to pay Summer Street Productions the rate specified or quoted. Hourly sessions are billed as a minimum of 2 hours, and then in 30-minute increments thereafter. Day rate or Flat rate projects are billed in each applicable increment. Charges do not include the cost of any additional media (CD, DVD, tapes, hard drives, etc.) including backup / archival media. Payment in full is required at the end of a session. The session clock begins at the scheduled session start time – if you are late then you are still expected to pay from the scheduled start time – not when you arrive. In some cases, Summer Street Productions may accommodate early arrivals; the session start clock will be adjusted to reflect actual start times.
Musicians that have been hired for your project will need to be paid at the end of the production as well. If there are any changes thereafter, the studio musician will expect to be reimbursed for their time. This can be as much as the initial cost already incurred or billed hourly. If you choose to not be present during the initial production (which we highly recommend to avoid added studio musicians fees), and you do not like the direction that was taken, then any and all changes will be billed at $85 per hour for the studio time and additionally the studio musician will be paid again for their time. No media or recordings will be released by Studio to Client until outstanding monies due are received. We are grateful for the very talented musicians that work for our studio, and we want to protect them and honor their time and talent.
Rights of Produced Material(s):
All songs - videos - Green Screen recordings - Podcasts - or Flogs shall be credited as having been recorded at Summer Street Productions. All songs credits - such as writers of songs shall belong to the writers and be registered accordingly with ASCAP or BMI Etc... and be copyrighted accordingly with the National Copyright office -Washington DC...If you choose to not copywright your song - then your shall release and indemnify Summer street Productions and Selah record label of possible damage caused by the lack of action on your part. If the produced material is brought under Selah record Label (this is a privilege not a right and is by invitation only) all copyrights shall be owned by Selah Record label and songwriters royalties shall be distributed through Selah Record Label LLC. All materials produced at Summer Street Productions shall otherwise be operated and managed by the owner(s) and without consultation/ liability from Summer Street Productions and its affiliated associates. Selah Record Label LLC is a separate but associated affiliate with Summer Productions LLC - and once again - it is by invitation only that your material be managed by Selah record label.
Media & Storage:
Summer Street Productions will use it’s own media for recording each session and will create internal backup/archival of media when deemed necessary by Summer Street Productions. Summer Street Productions reserves the right to erase session data one month after the end of each session. The client may purchase backup copies or a backup hard drive for an additional cost of studio time. Samples and other musical material that is copyrighted by a 3rd party or owned by Selah record label and will not be included. Summer Street Productions may not be held responsible for lost, damaged, or destroyed session media due to an act of God. (meaning unforseened power outages, etc.)
No smoking, alcohol, firearms or drugs allowed on premises at any time. No food or beverages allowed on or near equipment racks, recording gear, mixing board, or in control room (at Studio's discretion). Loitering by individuals and guests of clients not directly involved in the session is discouraged. We promote a fun, creative, and professional atmosphere. Disruptive individuals will be asked to leave the premises at Studio's discretion. Client or Client’s guests shall hold client financially responsible for any damage to Studio’s equipment or facilities. Studio shall have the final say on proper and safe methods of use for all of its equipment and facilities. Summer Street Productions is not responsible for any of the Client's property that is left on the premises including their car. Studio shall not be liable to Client for equipment downtime or delays caused by equipment failure beyond Summer Street Productions control. Any downtime as a result of Studio equipment failure or availability shall be re-scheduled to a time agreeable to Studio and Client. The client agrees to indemnify Studio and employees and hold harmless from any claims, costs, losses, detriments, and expenses incurred by the client. The client affirms that he/she is the rightful owner or assignee of material to be recorded/reproduced. Summer Street Productions is not responsible for copyright violations, talent or creative royalties, mechanical reproduction licenses, or any other liabilities for such material or services. Summer Street Productions makes no warranties or guarantees, expressed or implied, except those contained herein.
Album & Song Credits Policy:
MIXING ENGINEER: For albums or songs mixed by a Summer Street Productions Engineer: Credit for mix engineer shall be displayed on the outside packaging and liner notes of all copies of any Record in which the Mix (es) is/are embodied on and shall read: "Mixed by (name of Summer Street Productions Engineer(s) at Summer Street Productions "
Credit for Mixing Studio shall be displayed in the liner notes of all copies of any Record in which the Mix(es) is/are embodied on and shall read: "Mixed at Summer Street Productions, 2670 Summers Street, Kennesaw Ga. 30144"
For albums or songs recorded by a Summer Street Productions Engineer: Credit for recording engineer shall be displayed in the liner notes of all copies of any Record in which the Master Recording(s) is/are embodied on and shall read: "Recorded by (name of Summer Street Productions Engineer(s) at Summer Street Productions "
Credit for Recording Studio shall be displayed in the liner notes of all copies of any Record in which the Master Recording(s) is/are embodied on and shall read: "Recorded at Summer Street Productions - 2670 Summers Street, Kennesaw Ga. 30144" If both recorded AND mixed by summer Street Productions, credit may be combined, such as "Recorded and Mixed at Summer Street Productions, Kennesaw Ga. 30144" or "Recorded and Mixed by (name of Summer Street Productions Engineer(s) at Summer Street Productions".