INNOVATIVE PERFORMANCE PRODUCTIONS LLC
Policies and Procedures of IPP Music
We have already begun booking for the 2021-2022 season and dates are filling up quickly. We STRONGLY encourage you to book your mixes in advance in order to ensure that you get the delivery dates that you want! We have experienced unprecedented growth, and in order to provide you with the best possible service we need to plan accordingly. That being said, our deposit policy will be STRICTLY enforced this season. All mixes will require a 50% non-refundable deposit at the time of booking in order to be scheduled. Visit www.ippmusic.com and click on “Booking Request” to book dates for the 2021-2022 season. The digital booking request form will be the ONLY way to book mixes this season. Please fill out one booking request form per team. We will email you to confirm that we have received your booking request(s) and to confirm that the dates you have requested are available. If the mix dates that you have requested are not available, we will offer you our next availability.
When submitting a booking request please make sure to include the following: program name, specific team name(s)*, mascot, colors, coed or all girl, division and program zip code and any other relevant notes to help us complete your mix. This season we will only accept the new and improved IPP 8-count sheet which can be found by visiting our website www.ippmusic.com and clicking on “8-count Sheet” on the homepage. Please do NOT take pictures of your 8-count sheets. Oftentimes they become difficult to read when printing a picture taken from a cell phone, leading to a delay in music production. Our new 8-count is a fillable PDF, but If you choose to hand write your 8-count sheet, please use either black or blue ink as the pencil becomes hard to read when printed. You can attach your 8-count sheet to the booking request form or upload to your order later on if they are not ready at the time the booking request form is completed. We will also accept full length videos (no separated clips) performed to our 8-count track which is also found on the homepage of our website. All video submissions must be submitted in .mov format. Email for more information.
Please note, if you are unable to submit your 8-count sheets and song selections 14 days prior to your mix date or you would like to change your mix date we will try our best to accommodate you. All mix date changes, missed dates and/or late submission of routine information (8-count sheets, songs, etc.) will incur a $100 rescheduling fee. *Team name changes made subsequent to booking request form submission will be subject to a $200.00 penalty and/or recoupment of incidental damages incurred by IPP.
Packages & Pricing
Innovative Performance Productions will be offering the following pricing tiers for the 2021-2022 season:
(All packages come with one free round of “edits”. See definition on next page)
⦁ Standard: The standard mixes are made to the customer’s choreography and include sound effects and 4 or 5 voiceovers based on duration (male voiceovers only). This package is great for entry level teams. Reminder: Any sections that are not original (e.g., licensed songs from our vendor) you may hear in other routines.
⦁ Full Custom: The full custom mix is in a category of its own! The emphasis will be on original music composition and vocals unique to each routine. Custom songs and vocals will be written, recorded, arranged, and mixed by top industry artists from around the country. This package is perfect for highly competitive Worlds and Summit teams. Full-custom mixes require your choreography to be complete. We request an 8-count sheet to be supplemented by a full-length video. Reminder: You will not hear this content in any other routine as it was created specifically for your team.
⦁ Unlimited edits may be purchased for $100 and added to any custom mix package.
In order to comply with US Federal Copyright law as well as the USA Cheer music rules,
we will be requiring each client to choose songs from our vendor www.songsforcheer.com. In order to submit your songs you will visit your account and click on a particular order. From there, you will see a button labelled “song selection”. Please fill out the form and submit. Please make sure to include the song title, artist and section of the routine you’d like each to be placed. The appropriate amount of songs to submit per mix length can be found in APPENDIX A..SEE APPENDIX A
If you have purchased a custom mix then you will receive your specific team license at time of booking/checkout. Your license will be emailed to you. Mix licenses are non-transferable.
We will be offering re-licensing on both custom and premade mixes. Re-license for a custom mix will be $300. Mix can be used “as-is”. Meaning, no edits will be made. If you would like edits there will be a $75-hr fee. If custom raps need to be edited it will then be priced on a case-by-case basis. Premade re-licensing will be the cost of the base mix and can be used “as-is”. If additional edits need to be made then you can select the “edit” add-on at check out.
These mixes will be available for purchase on our website. You may choose to further customize your selection by adding sound effects, team specific voice overs and/or edits. Selecting the “split mix” add-on will allow you to have the mix split into different sections. For example, if you have a 1:30 mix split into two :45 sections then choose the “split mix” add-on. We have revamped our add-on structure for more user flexibility. See ippmusic.com/premade-mix-shop for more details. Turn-around-time for premade mixes needed customizations will be 2 weeks from when we receive all necessary information. Rush delivery is available. Song swaps available from other IPP premade mixes or from www.songsforcheer.com ($20/song). For help regarding your premade purchases or general premade mix questions you can use our live chat feature on the website or email [email protected].
If you are not satisfied with your music you will have 48 hours from when you received your final mix to request a refund. You will receive a refund on the balance paid at time of receiving the final mix – minus any expenses incurred by IPP (e.g., third party vocals). At that time your license will be terminated.. Our participating event producers will be made aware and void that team’s specific license. A refund will not be issued if we attempt to rectify the situation immediately and within a timely manner or if IPP did not receive the information necessary to do our job efficiently (e.g., team specific information, proper count sheets & video and etc.). Furthermore, failure to comply with IPP policies and procedures will disqualify any client from receiving a refund.
If you cancel your mix prior to your mix date then no refund will be issued as deposits are non-refundable. If you pay in-full at the time of booking then you will receive a refund in the amount of 50% of the total balance. Cancellations require a 30 day notification. If there is no notification given then no refunds will be granted regardless of amount paid at that time.
Dance Mixes for Choreography
If you need a dance mix for choreography there will be an additional $75 dollar fee (per dance cut) applied to your invoice(s). This fee is independent of the original mix package(s) purchased. Dance cuts must be requested at the time of booking. Dance cuts for full custom mixes will not be available. We highly discourage dance cuts. We find that too many times a dance is requested then we end up changing it at time of final mix production. This is not only valuable time wasted, but counts towards your one free edit. Therefore, if you need sound effects adjusted after receiving your final mix then there will be a fee applied (see Edit policy). We strongly recommend that instead of dance cuts that you have your choreography performed/created to a song similar to something from one of our vendors or to a radio song and then we can create something similar in sound/style. You may have your choreographer contact us for further help/insight. Cut off for dance cut request is 8/1.
You will receive your custom mix within 24-72 hours of your mix date that is agreed upon at the time of booking. For example, if your mix date is Monday then you will receive your mix by Tuesday (providing that all necessary information – counts, songs and etc were submitted). If your mix is scheduled on a Friday then you will receive it on Monday (providing that all necessary information – counts, songs and etc were submitted) . All mixes will be delivered via your account (visit the DOWNLOADS section of your account) as well as via an automated email with the customized mix(es) attached
When selecting the number of songs for your mix package, we typically recommend the following: