All recording and production contracts with Living Note Studio inh. Lukas Meier are governed by the terms of service, which can be obtained and signed in written form before commencement of the contract. To make things simple, here are some of the key points in plain language:
1. Your music, and copyright, are yours. Living Note Studio inh. Lukas Meier does not lay claim on any of your work or parts thereof, and holds the copyright only until full payment of the balance, after which all rights to the production are legally transferred to you.
2. Living Note Studio inh. Lukas Meier is a service provider for recording and production exclusively. As such, we do not collect royalties or hold any continued claim on the commercial distribution of your music. The one exception is when you agree on a promotional contract, in which case Living Note Studio inh. Lukas Meier reserves the right to host samples or individual tracks of your work for promotional purposes only and will never sell or otherwise collect revenue from downloads or physical distribution of your material.
3. Royalties pertaining to contributing musicians on your recordings and productions are not within the scope of contracts with Living Note Studio inh. Lukas Meier and must be negotiated independently with the individual musicians. Living Note Studio inh. Lukas Meier will not be held liable for claims of royalties from musicians contributing to productions, which are negotiable and legally binding only between the client and the respective artists.
4. Living Note Studio inh. Lukas Meier assumes no legal responsibility for the fitness of its products for a particular purpose including, but not limited to, marketability and distribution. It is the client's responsibility to create or obtain error-free digital masters and to set up the process for distribution, which we will gladly assist with, but cannot assume responsibility for.