Hey guys, long time browser, seldom poster here. After much delayed construction and a few setbacks, my little studio is finally about to get its first clients. I've been sitting here at work trying to write up a reasonable standard contract to give my clients and I thought I'd ask for some opinions: Recording/Production Agreement This Agreement is to certify that the artist(s) known as _________________ (hereby referred to as “Artist”) and Dayn Peters, of G4Soundworks (hereby referred to as “Producer”) agree to the following terms: 1.Artist shall pay Producer $_____ per hour (with a minimum of $50) or $_______ one-time flat fee for any and all services rendered (hereby referred to as “Project”) by Producer, all of which will be itemized and billed at the discretion of the Producer. 2.The Artist agrees to make a deposit payment of no less than fifty dollars ($50) and no more than half of the estimated Project time as mutually determined by the Producer and Artist. 3.The Artist and Producer agree that the starting date of this Project shall be ___________, 20___ at __ o'clock __, and any further service dates shall be noted in an addendum to this contract. 4.Artist agrees to arrive promptly on location at the agreed upon dates and times set by Artist and Producer. Billing shall begin promptly at the agreed upon time, regardless of whether Artist is present. If the Artist fails to appear within one hour of the agreed upon time without contacting Producer to inform him of Artist's estimated arrival time, the Artist forfeits his studio time for the day and will be billed for one hour. If the Artist does contact Producer within this hour, Artist will be billed for any time leading up to his arrival. 5.The Artist agrees that any and all discs, tapes and digital files (i.e.- .wav, .aiff, .rpr, .cpr, etc.), including master copies of the Artist's work(s), shall remain the sole mechanical and intellectual property of the Producer and G4Soundworks until payment for services rendered has been received in full. At the time of payment the artist will receive up to four master copies of the Project. The Artist may also receive any other tapes, discs, and files retained by the Producer, however the Artist is responsible for obtaining his own media storage devices for said property. Upon full payment, the Producer shall relinquish all mechanical and intellectual rights to the Artist's Project. 6.The Artist agrees to give Producer due credit in any mass produced copies of the Project, such as liner notes and writing credits where applicable. 7.The Artist agrees to reimburse the Producer for any and all damages to Producer's property, including furniture and equipment, incurred during the Artist's billable time. **(Had some bad experiences with local punk bands in the old place!!)** 8.The Artist agrees to pay a portion of any funds required to obtain any equipment that the Producer does not own that both parties agree is necessary for the successful completion of the Project. The portion due by the Artist shall be agreed upon by both parties prior to the purchase of said equipment. If financially necessary, all or part of the sum received from the artist may be discounted from the final billable amount of the Project at the discretion of the Producer. Any equipment purchased in this manner shall remain the sole property of G4Soundworks. Anything missing? I think I've covered my ass pretty well, but then I'm no lawyer.