We are reasonable people & will work extremely hard to achieve your goals alongside you. But we still have to set out our terms & conditions. By using any of our services you agree to all these conditions.
“You” “Your” = you the client (including your personnel & associates surrounding the music e.g. band members, record label, manager, PR etc.)
“We” “Our” “Us” “The Company” = Fat As Funk. Part of the Alternative Blueprint Ltd group.
Fat As Funk – Terms, conditions and your data.
How we process your data: We abide by GDPR guidelines.
We will never sell your data to anyone, ever. That sort of thing really grinds our gears. We use your contact details to contact you regarding your masters/mixing jobs. You can opt-in to our mailing list & then unsubscribe whenever you want. We don’t store your personal data outside of Mailchimp opt-in subscribers. We respect your data. We are total believers in online freedom & privacy.
Full payment must be made in advance. We will not start work until payment is received in full (except for free tasters of course). We occasionally offer regular large clients a 30 day payment window, but this is at our sole discretion. We have to work with you for a while first before we can offer this. If we do offer this & you pay late, we are within our rights to request payment up front again next time.
After payment is received we aim to get all jobs completed within a timeframe of 1-3 days for Mix Evaluations, 1-6 business days for mastering or 2-10 business days for mixing depending on the overall size of your job and our current availability. If you are in a rush then please contact us for availability first and to confirm your expected completion date. We will absolutely do our best to fit your deadline and have never let anyone down yet! Having said this, we do not give a cast-iron guarantee of timeframe as there can always be unforeseen circumstances.
We offer several free revisions of our mixing+mastering work (4 revisions for 10-39 stems / 5 revisions 39-69 stems / 6 revisions 70 – 100 stems). Further mixing revisions/artistic changes are charged at £30 per hour, billed in 20 minute increments (we will be fair & not greedy though, so if it takes us a few of minutes over time, we will round down not up)
We offer 4 free revision sessions of our mastering work (although we usually nail it first time!) Extra work is charged at the rate set out above.
Please work with us proactively to achieve your goal. Please read the Preparing your files page as these tips will help the final quality of result. For revisions it really helps if you are specific e.g. “I’d like the guitar to come up a little” or “can you make the vocals a little warmer” etc. We are also artists so can work with interpretive requests such as “I see the track as a black & white Zen painting of a winding river in the mountains, but there’s a bit of mist in the scene blurring it” (that was a genuine request from a client!) but please understand that our interpretation may differ to yours (on that job we nailed it).
If after mastering you decide to change your mix a little bit, then a nominal fee of £10 is charged per song for revisions on the new mix. It takes time looking up my settings, replicating the sound again & doing the recording pass, hence there must be a charge. Please check your mix thoroughly before sending it for mastering. If you accidentally sent the wrong mix and we have not started work yet then it’s fine to swap it, no worries.
If sending you a DDP for replication we also supply you with a test CD. It is your responsibility to ensure this test disk plays back exactly how you want. Please supply us with your desired gaps & metadata if you are ordering a Redbook or DDP.
We reserve the right to refuse any job for any reason. We reserve the right to cancel a job due to unforeseen circumstances.
You acknowledge and accept that it is Your responsibility to ensure that any Pre Production Master meets with Your full satisfaction before proceeding to mass production commercial exploitation of the recording thereon.
We will keep your music private. We use various levels of high-end protection on our machines to keep your information & assets safe and protect ourselves and your data (antivirus suite, VPN, firewall, anti-spyware etc.) BUT – of course there is no such thing as 100% reliable defense against malware, hackers and thieves, so You understand and agree that We accept no liability and shall not be held accountable for any data breaches, viruses, malware or similar.
We shall not be liable to You or Third Parties for any indirect or consequential loss or damage including economic loss including without limitation any loss of profits or goodwill arising from any fault in the studio or delay or any act or omission or error of the Company its servants or agents howsoever caused.
You agree that Our maximum liability for any loss or damage directly or indirectly resulting from Our services shall be limited to the total price You paid to Us for the relevant services.
We will assume that You have all necessary permissions and/or ownership of the music You send us to work on, and that no files you send us infringe on any other parties rights. You take all responsibility for this and hold us harmless of any copyright infringements (A.K.A. uncleared samples) in your music.
This Agreement shall be construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.