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Basically, it's some protection for the "creative" input from Glenn himself.
Some studios will happily churn out any old recording, get paid and go home!. However, at GPS there is a lot of pride over the quality of the finished production, no matter how much studio time has gone into it.
The hourly fee pays for the time spent in the studio, the use of the equipment and the engineering skills involved in physically getting the recording down.
However, thrown in, you also get Glenn's personal skills of producer, arranger, keyboard player, programmer and maybe even singer to benfit from.
Should you have had to recruit these skills from other individuals, either large session fees would have to be paid (which includes 'signing off' on any copyright interest on the track) or percentage points on the recording would require negotiation.
The small print above basically means you can't take a recording from here that has Glenn's playing or singing on it, or any production that Glenn deems "unfinished" or a "demo" and release it commercially or sign it off to a label without permission from Glenn.
(eg. a vocal recording on a pre made backing track from elsewhere doesn't come under this category, but a vocal recorded against a 'quick' piano track from Glenn is subject to these terms and conditions).
While the recording is subject to the 15% in the terms, GPS will promote and publicise the recording where possible. Should a record label wish to release the recording (sourced by the artist/writer) GPS would expect to receive a negotiable percentage similar to a standard producer deal which is around 5-10%. (to be negotiated directly with the label.)
Why ?? well, in the old days a "demo" was exactly that, usually sounding terrible, and for a record to be released there was no alternative but to go into a big commercial studio. These day though, changes in technology mean that a high quality recording can be achieved in a bedroom even, and that the recordings produced here in a few hours easliy hold up on Radio and TV.
The conditions above we deem as most reasonable, however, if you have any queries or objections don't be afraid to ask about any aspect. They are in place so both parties know what's what, and are flexible to indiviual circumstance. We are sure a happy agreement can always be reached quickly!