Terms & Conditions


By commissioning Sidrat Studios to carry out work on your behalf, you the client agree to the following Terms of Business and enter into a binding contract to which both parties are obliged to adhere.  Please be sure to read through the following points before requesting the commencement of any work.



1 - Payment

1.1
50% of the estimated cost is to be paid in advance of any work being carried out. The remaining sum, including any additional costs incurred through Author's Corrections, is payable upon completion of the work.

1.2
Final non-watermarked artwork and/or audio files will be supplied to the client upon receipt of the full amount due.

1.3
If the client is not satisfied, we will always endeavour to correct any problems. However, if the client remains unsatisfied while we believe we have completed the brief as agreed, the client will still be liable to pay the full remaining sum.

1.4
Related data files may be supplied to the client upon their request. This will incur an appropriate fee dependent upon the extent, and content of the files in question.



2 - Preparation

2.1
All new clients are required to supply us with their contact details via our standard client form. All such information will be held on our database and remain strictly confidential. This information will not be shared with any third party.

2.2
Before work commences we will discuss all the job details thoroughly, ensuring our client's confidence in our full understanding of all its aspects.

2.3
Clients are responsible for their own preparation in advance of recording sessions. If recording takes longer than quoted due to unpreparedness, the client is liable for payment of the extra time.



3 - Prices & Packages

3.1
All prices were correct at the time of publishing. However, we reserve the right to amend our prices without prior notification.

3.2
Packages may not be used in conjunction with one another unless otherwise stated.

3.3
Should work be required to exceed the estimated guidelines of a job, we shall inform the client as soon as possible, who can then decide whether or not to proceed.

3.4
If work exceeds the estimated guidelines, for any reason beyond our control, the client will be liable for the extra time, which will be charged at the appropriate hourly rate.



4 - Budgets & Estimates

3.1
All prices were correct at the time of publishing. However, we reserve the right to amend our prices without prior notification.

3.2
Packages may not be used in conjunction with one another unless otherwise stated.

3.3
Should work be required to exceed the estimated guidelines of a job, we shall inform the client as soon as possible, who can then decide whether or not to proceed.

3.4
If work exceeds the estimated guidelines, for any reason beyond our control, the client will be liable for the extra time, which will be charged at the appropriate hourly rate.



5 - Bookings & Cancellations

3.1
All prices were correct at the time of publishing. However, we reserve the right to amend our prices without prior notification.

3.2
Packages may not be used in conjunction with one another unless otherwise stated.

3.3
Should work be required to exceed the estimated guidelines of a job, we shall inform the client as soon as possible, who can then decide whether or not to proceed.

3.4
If work exceeds the estimated guidelines, for any reason beyond our control, the client will be liable for the extra time, which will be charged at the appropriate hourly rate.



6 - Proofing & Author's Corrections

6.1
The client will be supplied with an initial proof to check that all is in order before continuing to the next stage of the process.

6.2
Further proofs will be supplied to the client until they are satisfied with the end result, the first of which will be free of charge, while subsequent proofs will be charged at the appropriatre rate.

6.3
Proofs may contain a visible or audible watermark and will be supplied at low resolution in an appropriate data format.

6.4
Any errors on our part which we missed the first time around will be amended without question and without charge.

6.5
All Author's Corrections are chargeable at the relevant rates. However, some minor changes may be made without charge, at our discretion.

6.6
Full redesigns and/or remixes will be charged at the full appropriate rate.

6.7
By 'signing off' on the final proof the client confirms their approval of the work and accepts all responsibility for any errors overlooked during the proofing process.



7 - Print & Duplication

7.1
When placing print or arranging for CD/DVD duplication on behalf of our clients, we require full payment for all items in advance.

7.2
The items we arrange to be printed, coded or duplicated on behalf of our clients will incur a Broker's Fee, in exchange for this service. For any items costing less than £100, there is a flat fee of £15/item. For all items above the threshold of £100, the fee will be 15% of the item's cost.



8 - Caveats

8.1
Sidrat Studios takes no responsibility for:
a - Errors occurring during the print or duplication process
b - The safe-keeping of any graphics, audio or other data files after the work is completed.

8.2
All final flat artwork, web elements and audio mixes, once paid for by the client, are their property to do with as they see fit. However, Sidrat Studios retains the intellectual property rights to all multi-track audio session files, multi-layered image documents and any separate or component files produced in the creation of said artwork or mixes. If the client wishes to take ownership of these data files, an equitable agreement will need to be made in regards to payment (see item 1.4 above).

8.3
Sidrat Studios reserves the right to use any design and audio we produce for our own advertising and marketing purposes. We will not distribute your work for profit or gain of any kind, merely as a form of promotion for this business.

8.4
Sidrat Studios reserves the right to amend these Terms & Conditions without prior notification and all subsequent amendments will be applicable to all parties regardless of when the work was commissioned or carried out.



9 - Further Information

9.1
Sidrat Studios is a trading name of, and is solely owned and run by Dan Hewett, music producer, audio engineer and creative graphic designer.

9.2
We outsource very little of our work (mainly photography, coding, print and session musiciaans), preferring to do as much as possible in-house.

9.3
Payment can be made via Bank Transfer - details to be supplied with your invoice.

9.4
We can be contacted directly by telephone or email, should you have any queries.