Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions

1. Agreement means the agreement comprised in the Booking Form and these Conditions.

2. Booking means the hire of the Studio or music lessons for the Period of Booking.

3. Client means the person or company who makes the studio Booking.

4. Client’s Equipment means the equipment brought onto the Company’s premises by the Client, or the Client’s Personnel or any agent or contractor for and on behalf of the Client.

5. Personnel means persons invited by the Client to enter the Studio during the Booking.

6. Company means The Echo Lab Ltd trading as The Echo Lab.

7. Conditions mean these conditions.

8. Charge means the cost to the Client for Booking and using the Studio during the period of Booking.

9. Master Recording means the original recording produced for the Client in the course of the Booking.

10. Recording means any single or multi-track audio and/or visual recording or data programming or derivative thereof or more pieces of recorded sound or
visual image recorded or used during the Booking including a Master Recording and a Pre Production Master or any Client’s Recording.

11. Studio means the recording studio, the premises and its equipment.

1. AGREEMENT

These Terms and Conditions alone are to apply to all facilities hired and work done by the Company for the Client and shall prevail over any terms and conditions put forward by the Client

2. LESSONS

When booking lessons you (the client) agree to the following:

i) The Echo Lab are not responsible for escorting children/young people and all students to and from lessons. Parent/guardians are responsible for students outside of lesson time. Parents/guardians must escort students to and from the building.

ii) The Echo Lab does not accept liability for loss or damage to pupils instruments or personal possessions.

iii) All communication regarding lessons will be provided via email communications directly from the students music tutor.

iv) All lessons must be paid for at least 48 hours in advance of the lesson occurring.

v) The Echo Lab reserves the right to refuse admittance to the lesson if payment has not been received.

vi) Lessons missed by students, with less than 24 hours notice will incur a charge for the full cost of the lesson. The Echo Lab reserve the right to reschedule any missed or cancelled sessions within 7 days of the scheduled/cancelled booking, at their (The Echo Lab’s) own discretion. If a rescheduled booking cannot be made within 7 days of the missed/cancelled session, the charge for the full cost of the session will be incurred.

vii) The Echo Lab reserves the right to charge for any damages caused by any student/parent/guardian to any equipment/instruments or general contents/building, whether this is the cost of replacing or repairing.

viii) CCTV is installed and recording in our Music Studio to ensure safeguarding of our students, prevention and detection of crime and for protecting the safety of the public.

ix) There is a strict no food or drink policy in place in our studios for the safety of our students.

3. REHEARSAL STUDIOS

When booking rehearsal studios, you (the client) agree to the following for all three of our studios:

i) The Echo Lab are not responsible for escorting anyone using our facilities, on or off site. Parent/guardians are responsible for anyone under the age of 18 years old. The Echo Lab advise that Parents/guardians should escort those under the age of 16 to and from the building.

ii) The Echo Lab does not accept liability for loss or damage to anyone’s instruments or personal possessions, whilst on site.

iii) Instruments including but not limited to; electrical equipment, amplifiers, pedal boards, microphones that the client chooses to bring into The Echo Lab Studios, and makes use of will be done at the risk of the client and The Echo Lab will take no responsibility for any damage caused to instruments or equipment that the client brings on site.

iv) All sessions must be paid for at least 48 hours in advance of the session occurring.

v) The Echo Lab reserves the right to refuse admittance to the session if payment has not been received.

vi) Sessions missed by the client, with less than 24 hours notice will incur a charge for the full cost of the session.

vii) The Echo Lab reserves the right to charge for any damages caused by any client or personnel to any equipment/instruments or general contents/building, whether this is the cost of replacing or repairing.

viii) CCTV is installed and recording in our Music Studio to ensure safeguarding of our students/clients, prevention and detection of crime and for protecting the safety of the public.

ix) There is a strict no food or drink policy in place in our studios for the safety of our clients.

4. RECORDING STUDIOS

When booking recording studios, you (the client) agree to the following for use of our studio:

i) The Echo Lab are not responsible for escorting anyone using our facilities, on or off site. Parent/guardians are responsible for anyone under the age of 18 years old. The Echo Lab advise that Parents/guardians should escort those under the age of 16 to and from the building.

ii) The Echo Lab does not accept liability for loss or damage to anyone’s instruments or personal possessions, whilst on site.

iii) Instruments including but not limited to; electrical equipment, amplifiers, pedal boards, microphones that the client chooses to bring into The Echo Lab Studios, and makes use of will be done at the risk of the client and The Echo Lab will take no responsibility for any damage caused to instruments or equipment that the client brings on site.

iv) All sessions must be paid for at least 48 hours in advance of the session occurring.

v) The Echo Lab reserves the right to refuse admittance to the session if payment has not been received.

vi) Sessions missed by the client, with less than 24 hours notice will incur a charge for the full cost of the session. The Echo Lab reserve the right to reschedule any missed or cancelled sessions within 7 days of the scheduled/cancelled booking, at their (The Echo Lab’s) own discretion. If a rescheduled booking cannot be made within 7 days of the missed/cancelled session, the charge for the full cost of the session will be incurred.

vii) The Echo Lab reserves the right to charge for any damages caused by any client or personnel to any equipment/instruments or general contents/building, whether this is the cost of replacing or repairing.

viii) CCTV is installed and recording in our Music Studio to ensure safeguarding of our students/clients, prevention and detection of crime and for protecting the safety of the public.

ix) There is a strict no food or drink policy in place in our studios for the safety of our clients.

x) The Echo Lab reserve the right to withhold any and all recordings of any tracks and mixes until full payment is received.

xi) For the avoidance of doubt, payment for any mixing, mastering or recording must be made in advance of any work being carried out.

xii) The client will be made liable for any data loss or physical damage made to any computer, laptop or hard drive due to the client’s negligence.

xiii) CONTENT OF RECORDING

a. The Client warrants that nothing whatever shall be included in the Recording (or any software introduced by the Client) which constitutes a breach or infringement of any copyright or which shall be in any way illegal, scandalous, obscene or libellous and the Client will indemnify the Company against any liability in respect thereof and shall pay all costs and expenses which may be incurred by the Company in reference to any such claim. The indemnity shall extend to any amount paid on a lawyer’s advice in respect of any such claim.

b. The Company is not obligated to and generally does not keep hard or soft back-up copies of the Master Recordings, session files or any other data or audio recording related to the Master Recording after the Booking Period. It is the sole responsibility of the Client to:

b.i. Supply appropriate recordable media to the Company for the purpose of creating a back up.

b.ii. Store any session files or audio related to the Master Recording after the Booking Period.

5. SOUND LEVELS

i) The Client hereby acknowledges that the Noise at Work Regulations 1989 have established that prolonged exposure to high noise levels above 85 dB(A) may cause damage to hearing and that both studios and studio users are required by law to keep exposures as low as reasonably practicable and that accordingly.

ii) the Client shall be responsible for noise levels within the Studio

iii) high noise levels shall not be sustained for long period

iv) the Company hereby reserves the right to take such action as it may deem appropriate to maintain tolerable noise levels and that no claim shall lie against the Company in respect of inconvenience or time lost in the event of such action

v) The Echo Lab will not be liable for any hearing damage due to exposure to loud noise to any client, personnel or persons on site.

By making a booking in person, via the Internet or by telephone, the Client agrees to and is bound by the terms and conditions of this agreement.