Rates & Payments

RATES:

These charges do not not include such works as jingles and movie scores, they also do not apply to artists outside Zimbabwe.

-Studio time is charged at $25 per hour, All payments are not refundable.

-For the first dates to be booked artist has to pay a minimum of 4 hours ($100 ) You can either pay cash,by eco-cash to +263772303736, or to bank account below: C.Mukundu, Standard Chartered Bank, Africa Unity square branch,
Account number: 8700206057500.

-Studio time fees’ does not cover for session musicians and singers’ remunerations. This is negotiated between the artist and the session performer.

-Studio time is charged from booked time, whether artist has arrived or not, whether the artist is ready or not.

-If there is a need to hire extra equipment, the artist meets the costs. In cases of load shedding, the artist meets fuel costs for the standby generator.

-A session is considered finished when all studio activities are finalized. Activities include playbacks, dubbing and production discussions.

-Failure to turn up for a session without at least a 24 hours’ notice attracts a $50 fine.

-Monolio Studios retains ownership of the master until all amounts owed to the studio are paid in full.

-All cancellations to be communicated verbally (in person or by phone call), not by sms or whatsapp.

-If the studio suffers any technical failure(s) due to forces of nature or otherwise, we will reschedule the recording session to a suitable date and time for all parties involved.

-An artist is solely responsible for the security of their personal equipment whether in the studio or on the grounds of Monolio Studios.

MIXING & MASTERING:

-Is charged separately at $20 per song,if artist wishes to make adjustments to the mix the studio time will be charged at normal hourly studio rates.

-If artist wishes to have instrumentals & backtracks of his project this should be done same day with the mixing & mastering.

MONOLIO STUDIO TIME ESTIMATES:

To complete a single song on average the shortest time you need is plus or minus 5hours, so:

-For 6 songs, aproximately you need a minimum of 20hours=$400
For 8 songs aproximately you need a minimum of 25hours=$500.

-For 10 songs approximately you need a minimum of 30hours=$600.

-For mbira music that is not accompanied with a band,choral & other accapella music aproximately $200 will be enough to complete 8 to 10 songs.

PLEASE NOTE:

These are just estimates,you might need less time or more time depending on the nature & requirements of the music & preparedness.

We also have free Wifi for artists working in the studio.

Visit www.monoliostudios.com for music sampling, more details & directions..

DATA STORAGE POLICY:

We strive to do our best with audio file storage,but due to the unreliable nature of this digital world, we cannot guarantee the safe storage of digital audio files,there are glitches in the operations of complex computer functions,or electricity faults that are beyond our control that can cause losses in data.

-Although data losses are infrequent,Monolio studios accepts no liability for the loss of any data unless it is lost during a recording session of which the studio will compensate by allocating studio time to re-record the lost material,so we encourage artists to provide external hard drives or dvds for backing up their data after every session and especially as seperate files on completion of the work,it will help when the artist needs to revisit the music at a later date.

-Please note that files will be stored for no more than 30 days following completion of the session.

-If client wishes to take more than a month break from recording he/she is to provide external hard drive to store his/her material so that studio storage space is freed until commencement of the work,if the session does not commence after a month Monolio studio reserves the right to erase the session to free up studio hard drive space for other projects..

(Please note:we dont allow children in the studio unless they are participating on the recording)….

Services:

Monolio studios will provide these services:

• Music production
• Engineering
• Editing
• Arranging
• Mixing and mastering.

We will use our experience & expertise in order to produce the most marketable and “Radio-Ready” recording as possible.

There will be additional fees for any additional services not listed above.

• The rate quoted includes services of one of the designated Engineers.
• If the studio suffers any technical failure(s) due to forces of nature or otherwise, we will reschedule the recording session to a suitable date and time for all parties involved.
• Monolio Studios reserves the right to refuse (in sole opinion) to record music for reasons such as:-
-Lyrics considered to be obscene
-Political lyrics
-Below standard music
-Contrasting music taste wherein artist is likely to get better results in a different studio
• An artist is solely responsible for the security of their personal equipment whether in the studio or on the grounds of Monolio Studios.
• Monolio Studios will not be liable for any loss or damage to the artist’s equipment.

Acknowledgements:

•In order to protect the intellectual property of musicians (singers, arrangers and producers) including protection from plagiarism, the artist is required to give full credit on the music album sleeve of all the persons who contributed on the creation of the music(whether it’s a final copy or a promotional copy).

-The credit part of the sleeve must be drafted by the artist and Monolio Studios. The artist is required to show Monolio Studios the final sleeve design for final proof reading before it is printed.

If the above information is missing on the music album sleeve,the artist,not the printers will be held accountable.monolio studio will charge a  fine if the logo is missing on the sleeve & cd surface or if the studio & The in house engineer/producer/music arranger is not given due credit on the album sleeve and cd surface.

*By paying the first payment the artist acknowledges that he/she agrees with the terms and conditions stated above.