COMPOSITION AND PRODUCTION
Our composers and writers will retain their credits in all compositions, unless otherwise stated in writing. Any composition (or addition to an existing composition) done by us should not be considered a “work-for-hire”.

Once a project is complete, we will send a list of the writers and composers that should be credited and listed in the registration at your performance rights organisation. This basically means that the performance royalties due to the authors of the beat still go to them when the song you create with it is performed in public (the writers of the lyrics get half and the other half goes to the composers of the music). This would be collected by each party’s respective PRO (ASCAP, BMI, JACAP, etc) and wouldn’t involve any more work on your part.
If you would like to buy out the underlying rights to any intellectual property created by our writers or composers, a separate negotiation is required.

RECORDING POLICIES
Billing for studio time begins promptly at the session’s scheduled start time, regardless if the client is present or not. Time is billed in one-hour increments.
If client is not present after the first hour has passed, the remaining hours booked for that session will be cancelled.
All setup time will be billed as regular studio time. This includes: load-in and instrument setup, microphone placement, level setting, client data preparation, CD-burning, etc.
Cancellations with less than 24 hours’ notice will incur a one hour studio time charge.
All mixes, CD-Rs, Hard Drives, Master Tapes, etc. shall remain the property of 5 Rivers Studio until all invoices are paid in full.
No food or beverages are allowed inside control room.

PAYMENTS
We accept payments via major credit, PayPal, Interac e-transfer or cash at our studio.

LIABILITY
5 Rivers Studio is not responsible for data left on premises, either the dissemination of said data or loss thereof.
5 Rivers Studio is not responsible for educating or instructing any client on the care and safety of digital data.
5 Rivers Studio is not responsible for unrecoverable data, whether it be on analog tape, hard drive, or ANY other medium.
5 Rivers Studio is not liable or responsible for the storage of client data. Clients are responsible to provide their own hard drive or storage devices to back up their data at the end of each session.
FAQs

HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN BUY THE SAME BEAT?
Each beat or riddim is sold to only one customer.
Once a beat or riddim is sold, it is removed from the site.

HOW WILL MY FILES BE DELIVERED?
When the transaction is complete, the beat/riddim is mailed to you in two formats:

A link to an Instantly Downloadable mp3 file.
Sent to you online (via our cloud storage or an FTP link) as 24 bit WAV files of the separated tracks, ready to be imported into a sequencer for mixing and arranging. (Est. Delivery Time – Three Business Days)

PAYMENT OPTIONS:
We can send you a PayPal invoice which you can pay for securely online using any major credit/debit card or Paypal account.

You can pay in cash at the studio.