..and billing, as I just read in another thread. This leads me to my next in a long line of questions as I prepare to take my studio to the next level of business. Do any of you have your clients sign anything before working with them? For example a payment agreement, terms of service, legal rights of ownership, etc? I've drafted a Client Data Sheet in order to spell out the expectations on both parties. Along wiht the client contact information, it states the requested services (ie LP vs EP recording, single song, live recording, etc.) as well as my accepted terms of payment. I have yet to get my lawyer to proof read it, but I don't want to scare or intimidate a potential client, either, by something that looks too "legal"! Also, what is the best practice of accepting payment on projects? My idea was, for smaller projects such as singles or EP's, I would accept payment before the mixed product is released. For larger and more time-consuming projects, I would request 50% before mixdown and the remainder before release of the final product. I'm obviously new to the business end of recording, so how do you do it? Any suggestions are always appreciated!