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Studiotime is the largest and most trusted online community to book music studios. We have music studios in 35+ countries on our site. We’re a bootstrap marketplace and have successfully generated thousands of bookings in the past two years since we first started.

Our mission is to help artists further their careers by making home studios to top-line studios all around the world accessible. We are also dedicated to helping studios share the incredible stories of music that originate in them, generate more bookings, and take their studio business to the world’s most creative and talented artists that search for studios on Studiotime.

Studiotime is an online platform for discovering and requesting to book some of the most unique and best studios in the world. We connect artists with music studios that they might not have access to previously. Artists can search studios, compare prices, request to book, and receive confirmation through our platform. Our studios are also very passionate about helping artists and providing the best experience possible.

Our marketplace is a platform that allows anyone to create an account in minutes, discover studios, request a time, book, and receive confirmation without any hassles. For studios, we make it easy to add your studio, manage booking requests, message directly with artists, and accept booking requests. As a company, we operate the online platform, market studios to artists, support our community, and ensure that both sides have the best experience possible.

If you are a studio, it’s very simple in that we are a platform for you to share your studio with the world’s top creatives, increase your bookings and revenue, and take your business beyond the reach of what was previously possible. We take the time and financial burden out of having to keep up with social media marketing, requests that are not vetted and become a hassle, and easily manage your bookings.

You can discover and browse studios without creating an account. To message a studio, request a booking, or list your studio you will be prompted to create a user account.

All user accounts require an email verification. You must also add further verification and payment information when listing your studio.

We currently charge a monthly subscription to list your studio on Studiotime. This subscription starts at $20/month (details and subscription options here).

You can learn more about our fees here.

Studiotime is an open platform marketplace that is worldwide. We have studio in 35+ countries. We are a small bootstrap startup located in Santa Monica, CA. We focus on the United States and UK markets, but have generated bookings all over the world!

Studiotime was started by me, Mike (Yoroomie). I’m a serial entrepreneur and came up with the idea one evening, cancelled dinner, built the first version of Studiotime, launched it, and the rest is history. If you’d like to know more about it, I share more on my YouTube and have given multiple interviews to media such as Forbes, VICE, Hypebeast, and more about it.

It’s not a big company and I run it in all aspects myself daily. I built the platform on my Macbook myself, so if you have any feedback, something breaks, or you need help just ask me. I’m a human, so please be nice and understand I do support a very large community to support with Studiotime. I love to hear from everyone though and often visit studios local in Los Angeles and all around the world. I share some of this in my vlogs.

The company is based out of Santa Monica and one of the facts that I’m most proud about it that we have raised $0 from investors. Yes, it’s been profitable from day one and I intend to never raise money for it. I’ve raised a bunch of money for other companies I’ve started in the past, but I’ve chosen not to with this. I’m also not interested in selling Studiotime. If you’re wondering why, it’s because I find that with capital comes massive expectations and not making the users and community the most important. I’d rather charge for Studiotime, reinvest revenue in the site, and commit myself to building the best online community for music studios in the world. I don’t want to sell it to a larger company that will not continue to put artists and studios that depend on Studiotime first.

Studios

Adding your studio to Studiotime is easy and only takes a few minutes. Once you’ve created a Studiotime account, you can select a subscription (here). We do require a monthly subscription to list have a studio listing. After you select a subscription, simply click the “Add your studio” at the top right. Please note that all listings are subject to review by our team to ensure the safety of our community. Once you submit your listing for review, we will approve it within 24 hours. If you need to expedite this process or need help with your listing, please email us at admin@studiotime.io.

We currently charge a monthly subscription to list your studio on Studiotime. This subscription starts at $20/month (details and subscription options here).

As of 3/21/2020, Studiotime no longer facilitates payments for bookings and does not charge any transaction fees.

You can learn more about our fees here.

Studiotime was started by me, Mike (Yoroomie). Instead of starting a venture backed startup that focuses on vanity metrics, revenue at all costs, and expectations of investors, I’ve chosen to keep Studiotime a bootstrap company. We’ve raised $0 to date and this is something that I’m incredibly proud of. I’d rather build a platform that is so valuable that the community is willing to pay for Studiotime, we can reinvest revenue in the site, and I commit myself to building the best online community for music studios in the world. I don’t want to chase vanity metrics to raise more venture rounds, then have to sell it to a larger company that will not continue to put artists and studios that depend on Studiotime first.

If at any time you feel that a Studitime subscription you’ve paid is not worth the nominal fee to support the site, community, and offer the level of service and commitment that we do, please email me at mike@studiotime.io. I will cancel your subscription for you if needed and also refund any pro-rated subscription amount that was prepaid. I’d also love to hear your feedback (good and bad), learn more about your studio needs, and find the best way that Studiotime can help you.

You can learn more about our fees here.

We would love for you to add multiple rooms, studios, or locations to Studiotime! This has been a common request in the past and why we made our premium subscription package. With this subscription, we can also help you get started adding your listings and provide you with more support, marketing reach, and also typically booking requests. You must have a premium subscription to have multiple listings.

We put pricing in the hands of studios. You can price your studio at your discretion and please take local rates, taxes, Studiotime fees, and other fees into consideration when listing your hourly rate.

Your listing description should be an accurate description of the studio space, equipment, how it is typically used, and what artists can expect. Our community loves discovering new studios and the more detailed you can be, the more booking requests you will receive. You can also mention and detail additional services you offer. If you have particular studio policies, rules, expectations, booking terms, cancellation policy, etc please also include this in your listing.

You can easily accept a booking request by doing the following:

  1. When logged into your Studiotime account, click on “Messages” in the top right navigation.
  2. On the left side navigation of your Messages Inbox, select the “Booking Requests” tab.
  3. Click on the booking request messages directly and you will see the option to accept or deny the booking request. Please note that you can also message the artist directly on the request to clarify any details and arrange to collect the payment off our platform and directly.

You are not required to accept a request and may decline any request. If you take no action to accept or deny a request, the booking request will automatically expire in 24 hours. If you missed the request by accident, you can message the artist directly from their expired request and suggest that they make another request.

You have 24 hours to either accept or deny a booking request. After 24 hours, the booking request will automatically expire. If you missed the request by accident, you can message the artist directly from their expired request and suggest that they make another request.

Once a booking request is sent, the dates, amount, and details of the booking request cannot be modified. Please note that booking requests are not contractual booking agreements, but messages for requesting a booking.

If you require an in-house Engineer to be present and hired, you can select the option to include an Engineer in the hourly rate displayed on your studio listing. This can be done during your initial studio listing creation or by editing at any time from your dashboard.

If you require an hourly minimum for your studio to be booked, you can mention this on your studio listing in the hourly minimum field. This can be done during your initial studio listing creation or by editing at any time from your dashboard.

If you offer additional services that are not included in your studio booking, you can select the option for this to be displayed on your studio listing. This can be done during your initial studio listing creation or by editing at any time from your dashboard.

If you require a deposit, you can identify this on your studio listing and also mention this to Artists directly using our platform messaging. Please note that Studiotime does not collect nor facilitate payments, so we are not responsible for any deposits, payments, or other fees.

We've made it easy to identify your Cancellation Policy directly on your Studiotime listing. You can also mention it or provide any other information about your policies to Artists directly through our platform messaging.

When you accept a booking request, you can let Artists know the best method to pay you directly and collect the payment off our platform. Studiotime does not collect any transaction payments and is not responsible for doing so. Studios are responsible for all transaction payments, deposists, and collecting any other fees directly from Artists and off our platform.

You must also legally report all income generated from studio booking that might originate from the Studiotime platform. As a Studio, it is your business and responsibility to do so. If you are responsible for charging or collecting any local taxes on services, you must also comply with these regulations and do so.

Artists

Booking a studio is easy on Studiotime and you can do so by creating a user account if you have not done so already. Once you do, you can then select a date and time on an individual studio listing and click “Request to book”. On the next page, you will be able to enter a message to the studio regarding how you intend to use the studio, any specific details, requirements, or needs regarding the booking request. You can then send the booking request to the studio.

Studios have 24 hours to accept or deny your booking request once submitted. If not replied to within 24 hours, you request will automatically expire.

If you are having trouble with a booking request, you can easily message the listing owner directly from the studio listing. Please note that it is against our Community Guidelines to send personal contact information or transact off our platform.

A booking request is not a contractual agreement or binding, it is simply a message and request letting a studio know you intend to book their Studio.If you sent a request by mistake, need to modify it, or cancel, we encourage you to immediately notify the studio using our messaging. Each studio listing enforces their own cancellation policy identified on their listing, so please keep this in mind. If you require assistance with a booking request, you can send us a message at any time at admin@studiotime.io.

You can send multiple requests, but we strongly recommend that you wait to hear back from a studio once you send a request. If the request is urgent, you can also send them a message regarding the booking request directly from their listing.

Studios are typically very responsive and reply back as soon as they receive a booking request. If you do not hear back from a studio regarding your request, you can also send them a message regarding the booking request directly from their listing.

Studiotime does not require an hourly minimum for studio listings, but we rather let studios individually indicate their hourly minimums directly on their listing. If they mention an hourly minimum in their description, please note that they might not accept your booking request if it does not comply with their hourly minimum.

Once a booking request has been sent it can not be modified. You can however message the studio directly, request for them to cancel, and resubmit another booking request.

A booking is confirmed once indicated as completed by the studio listing owner.

While we do everything that we can to build the most trusted community of music studios to book, we rely on our community of users to help us by being proactive and always reporting any suspicious activity on our platform. We also have Community Guidelines in that outlines this in more detail.

Yes, we ask that you never take communication outside of our platform messaging and never give your contact information prior to an accepted booking request. We also have Community Guidelines in place that outlines this in more detail.

Legal & Insurance

Yes, you should have an insurance policy in place for your studio prior to listing it on Studiotime.

No, Studiotime does not offer marketplace insurance for bookings and instead suggest that all studios adequately ensure their studio, equipment, and premises prior to listing it on Studiotime.

Yes, you can require that artists have their own insurance policy in place for them to book your studio. In the event that you require this, please mention this in your description, notify all booking requests of this requirement, and also receive proof of insurance to verify this prior to accepting a booking.

You can require that artists have their own insurance policy in place for them to book your studio. In the event that you require this, please mention this in your description, notify all booking requests of this requirement, and also receive proof of insurance to verify this prior to accepting a booking.

Your Booking request through Studiotime is not a contractual agreement, but a message requesting to use your studio as defined in the listing for the date, time period, and for the price requested. If you have further studio requirements, such as a signed agreement, deposit, or payment in advance requirement, please be sure to message Artists directly to inform them of this.

My Account

You can create a user account in minutes doing the following:

  1. Click “Log in” at the top right
  2. Enter your email address and create a secure password
  3. Please check the email address you entered and confirm you email

You can reply to messages and accept a booking request by doing the following:

  1. When logged into your Studiotime account, click on “Messages” in the top right navigation.
  2. On the left side navigation of your Messages Inbox, select the “My Requests” to see your studio booking requests and “Booking Requests” tab to respond to booking requests.

You can cancel your subscription at any time by using the link to your Chargebee portal that was sent for your initial subscription payment confirmation. If you have an issue doing this or would like us to cancel your subscription for you, please email us at admin@studiotime.io.

If you would like to permanently delete your Studiotime user account, please email us at admin@studiotime.io.

If at any time you feel that a Studitime subscription you’ve paid is not worth the nominal fee to support the site, community, and offer the level of service and commitment that we do, please email me at mike@studiotime.io. I will cancel your subscription for you if needed and also refund any pro-rated subscription amount that was prepaid.

Please report any suspicious activity immediately by sending us an email at admin@studiotime.io.

Please report any suspicious activity or users immediately by sending us an email at admin@studiotime.io.