Acceptance of Musiversal's Terms
1 - Booking date and time
The dates and times shown on our website are our planned dates, which can be changed with prior notice. In such an event, all music is to be recorded at the next available recording session.
2 - Planned sessions
If a session doesn't reach a minimum of 50% booking, Musiversal reserves the right to postpone it until demand is sufficient to book a new session.
3 - Booked session validity
All sessions have 1 year of validity, starting from the date of booking. If you’re not able to schedule your recording sessions within 1 year, your booking will be lost and no refund applies.
4 - Booking postponing cost
After making a booking, you can request Musiversal to postpone your session to a later date for no additional cost if the notice is given up to 30 days prior to the recording session date. If you wish to postpone your session to a later date and notify us 30 days or less before the date of your session, a rescheduling cost equivalent to 50% of the amount of the session cost applies.
5 - Score submissions
You must submit your scores at least 15 days before your recording session. If you are not able to submit the scores by then, Musiversal will schedule your recording session to the next available date and a 50% postponing session fee will apply.
6 - Transcription and orchestration services
In the event your order includes the transcription, orchestration, arrangement or original composition of music, Musiversal reserves the right to inform you of the deadline which pertains to the estimated delivery date of the services. Such information must be shared by Musiversal prior to the booking if requested by you.
7 - Score review
Musiversal asks composers to submit the scores at least 15 days before the recording date in order to give our conductor time to review all the pieces that we will record. If any issues come up during the review process, we’ll have time to contact the composer to make any necessary questions or changes. Note that if your orchestration is not well written, it will affect the recording outcome and it may not sound like VST or computer generated music.
8 - Recording ratios
Consider the following relation between session length and music time:
14-minute session… record up to 1 minute of music
21-minute session… record up to 2 minutes of music
28-minute session… record up to 3 minutes of music
1-hour session… record up to 6 minutes of music
3-hour session… record up to 18 minutes of music
6-hour session… record until 36 minutes of music
These time settings are not linear. They are subject to change depending on the difficulty of each piece. If you find your piece requires more recording time due to hard passages please contact support so we can advise you on the recording time.
9 - Overdubbing
You can record overdubs in all of our recording sessions. For UK based sessions, a 200% of the whole session fee is applied for each overdub. For non-UK sessions, a 100% of your session fee applies for each overdub.
10 - Physical recording session attendance
Musiversal’s sessions are held remotely, however, for orchestral recording session bookings longer than 1 hour, Musiversal accepts and welcomes your physical attendance in the recording session. We welcome you to the studio and into the control room where you can speak to the producer and the engineer. You will also be able to talk with the conductor and the musicians, keeping in mind the focus of the session, which is to deliver a high quality recording. Each recording session shorter than 1 hour can only be attended remotely.
11 - Streaming
All Musiversal shared recording sessions have audio and video live streaming. We do, however, always prioritize the audio streaming over the video streaming. Meaning that, due to the nature of the material, video has a bigger delay than audio. The current solution in the best streaming services available around the world, is to delay the audio to match the video's lag. In our case, to be able to get instant feedback from the composer to our music producers and maestros, we choose not to delay the audio. Delaying the audio would make it look better, but it would also disrupt the recording with long pauses between takes, waiting for the streaming to go through. Eitherway, Musiversal will always prioritize the recording of the music over the live streaming feeds (audio and/ or video).
12 - Files handling
After the recording session we run a quality control check to every session file. Only then we will send the audio files and Pro Tools session to your inbox. This might take approximately 5 business days.
13 - Audio rights ownership
You keep ownership of all your rights. Both copyright and recording rights are yours perpetually and worldwide. All Musiversal recordings are 100% buyouts.
14 - Commercial audio usage
You have permission to use the recordings delivered by Musiversal for commercial purposes without paying additional fees or royalties.
15 - Syncing audio with images
The recordings delivered by Musiversal are cleared for syncing with images with the exception of the recording sessions which are held in the UK territory, which are cleared for audio commercial release only. If you wish to use the music you recorded in London for image syncing please get in touch with email@example.com.
16 - Credits
Musiversal must be credited in the credit section of a project, film, TV show, radio show, podcast, online platform video or audio post, or social media post upon the usage of music recorded at one of Musiversal's sessions. Multiple ways of crediting Musiversal are accepted, including but not limited to:
Music Production by Musiversal
Music Recording by Musiversal
Strings by Musiversal
Orchestra by Musiversal
17 - Mixing and mastering service (Master Pack) revisions
If you would like Musiversal’s engineers to make revisions or changes to the editing, mixing or mastering delivered, you must contact Musiversal by email within 7 days from the first delivery date. After this period every delivery will be considered accepted.
18 - Full Refund Policy - London and Prague sessions only
We are proud of all our recording sessions and everyone’s work involved: musicians, conductors, engineers and producers. Our London and Prague Sessions are Musiversal’s highest tier recording sessions and because of that we guarantee a Full Refund Policy whenever the outcome of a recording session does not meet High Quality standards as defined by the following criteria:
a) The musicians couldn't fix a problem that was simple enough to be fixed by good quality professional players;
b) There were technical issues - noises / distortions on the audio - that make the use of the recording impossible;
c) Failure to record one or more orchestral parts. The acceptable amount of parts is limited to one per instrument group.
eg.: Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Celli, Double Bass, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, etc;