The Songwriting Academy
Booking Conditions And Terms Of Payment
1. Unless otherwise stated, prices quoted are inclusive of VAT. VAT is applied at the prevailing rate at time payment is processed.
2. All courses must be paid in full before the start date of the event, unless there is an agreed subscription available to enable split payments, authorised by The Songwriting Academy Ltd.
3. Should an event for any reason be cancelled or rescheduled The Songwriting Academy Ltd. will strictly only be liable for the value of the event place.
4. Consequences of Failure to Pay
4.1 If payment is not made as per clause 2 above, this will be a breach of contract by the client entitling The Songwriting Academy Ltd. to treat the contract as at an end, and reallocate the bookings and/or tickets without informing the client.
4.2 In the event of any subscription payment failing, our automated system will notify the client and retry the payment. If the client fails to remedy the fault within 48 hours and it is necessary to involve the accounts team of The Songwriting Academy to recover the fees, an administration charge of £25.00 will be payable.
4.3 In the event of The Songwriting Academy treating the contracts as at an end under clause 4.1 The Songwriting Academy Ltd. shall be entitled to retain all sums already paid by the client. The balance, if any, of the cost/price of the booking shall become immediately payable by the client to The Songwriting Academy Ltd.. This is without prejudice to The Songwriting Academy’s rights to claim damages from the client in respect of any loss suffered by The Songwriting Academy Ltd..
5. Cancellation or Variations by the Client
5.1 Any notice of cancellation by the client of a booking or part of a booking must be made in writing by letter sent to The Songwriting Academy Ltd., Kemp House, 152 – 160 City Road, London EC1V 2NX or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. All bookings are subject to a 14 day cancellation period, from the date of booking. No refunds will be given after this period fully in accordance with the relevant laws.
5.2 Any request by the client for a variation to a booking must be made in writing by letter or email, within 7 days from the date of booking, and sent to The Songwriting Academy as per the contact details above. All variations are subject to availability, and at the discretion of The Songwriting Academy Ltd..
5.3 All booked courses must be attended by the client within 6 months of the course fee being paid.
5.4 Any online courses which provide access to live or recorded video or audio material, and/or additional downloadable materials, belonging to The Songwriting Academy, and/or access to exclusive areas of The Songwriting Academy Community Forum, will be subject to a strict no-refund and no-cancellation policy once the client has enrolled. These courses include but are not limited to:
5.4.1 Pro Songwriting Masterclass Series (Season 1 or 2)
5.4.2 Pro Production Masterclass Series (Ableton Live or Logic Pro X)
5.4.3 5 Day Intensive Songwriting Bootcamp
5.5 Songwriting Bootcamps
5.5.1 If the client is not able to attend the bootcamp he/she has enrolled in, he/she may request a change of date no later than one week prior to the original bootcamp start date. If we have availability in a future bootcamp we will move the booking. Only one change of booking will be allowed, after which the full booking fee will be forfeited
5.5.2 If the client requests a change of bootcamp date within one week of the start date of the original bootcamp, a £100 re-booking fee will be payable.
5.5.3 If the client does not attend the bootcamp he/she has enrolled in, and does not notify The Songwriting Academy Ltd. before the start date of the bootcamp, the client will forfeit the full booking fee.
6. Alterations to advertised packages
6.1 All advertised packages are subject to availability
6.2 Every effort has been made to adhere to the packages but any packages may be altered or omitted or dates changed either before or after confirmation of the booking. Where such alterations, omissions or changes of date occur prior to the confirmation of the booking. The Songwriting Academy accepts no contractual liability. Where such alterations, omissions or changes of dates occur after confirmation of the booking, The Songwriting Academy agrees to use reasonable endeavours (such reasonable endeavours to be strictly subject to the organisers/promoters of events and/or other third parties making alternative packages available and further subjects to The Songwriting Academy’s right to change the price applicable) to provide a reasonable alternative package and the client agrees to accept such reasonable alternative package.
7. Law and Construction
The contract of these terms and conditions shall be governed by English Law and The Songwriting Academy Ltd. and the client hereby submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts in all matters regarding the contracts and these Terms and Conditions.
8. Right to Refusal
Acceptance of enrolment or admission to any course is entirely at the discretion of The Songwriting Academy.
9. Code of Conduct
9.1 Harassment and exclusionary behaviour will not be tolerated. This includes but is not limited to: aggressive, hostile or confrontational language or behaviour towards any member of the Songwriting Academy staff or student body, threats of violence, discriminatory language, personal insults especially those using racist or sexist terms, unwelcome sexual attention, sharing sexually explicit or violent material via electronic or any other means or advocating or encouraging any of the above behaviour.
9.2 Reports of any inappropriate behaviour will be investigated by The Songwriting Academy and if upheld, will be referred to the appropriate authority, and result in an immediate exclusion from the Program and any other activities carried out by the Company.