Iconic Thing in Ye Olde England
Image by E. Dichtl from Pixabay

This is what a producer from a London-based agency told me when I informed her that in order to book our studio for a recording session, her company would have to make full payment in advance. It may well be that every London studio automatically extends 30 days credit terms for agencies for the first booking they make, but we’re NOT in London. We’re in Singapore. Look at a map if you’re not sure.

If an overseas studio wants to book our place for a recording, we make the rules. You wouldn’t show up at a Four Seasons Hotel and announce that you’ll pay a month after you’ve left, would you? Cos you’d be swiftly shown the door and out on your ass in the streets.

We run our studio following the billing principles of hotels: you need to book in advance, if you cancel within 24 hours we will bill you the full rate, and regardless of where you’re from and how they do things where you are, we don’t give credit to first-time clients.

If you’re not happy with that? Easy – find another studio.