BATVoices Terms & Conditions. Jul2020

The BATHouse Voice Artists Terms and Conditions.

Welcome to The BusyBissy Arts Theatre House with the acronym- The BATHouse. We are the performing arts subsidiary of BusyBissy Media Productions. Read more about our parent body on
These terms and conditions outline the rules and regulations specific for the registration into The BusyBissy Arts Theatre House's Voice Artists Team, also called BATHVoices or The BATHouse VAT. To read our more general terms and conditions that covers aspects outside BATHVoices, please click here.
By becoming a member of The BATHVoices, we assume you accept these terms and conditions in full. Do not join The BusyBissy Arts Theatre House's Voice Artists Team membership  if you do not accept all of the terms and conditions stated on this page and links within.

The following terminology applies to these Terms and Conditions, Privacy Statement and Disclaimer Notice and any or all Agreements: "Member", "You" and "Your" refers to you, the person accessing this website and accepting the Company's terms and conditions. "The Company", "Ourselves", "We", "Our" and "Us", refers to our company as a subsidiary of BusyBissy Media Productions. "Party", "Parties", or "Us", refers to both the Member and ourselves, or either the Member or ourselves. All terms refer to the offer, acceptance and consideration of payment necessary to undertake the process of our assistance to the Member in the most appropriate manner, whether by formal meetings of a fixed duration, or any other means, for the express purpose of meeting the Member's needs in respect of provision of the Company's stated services/products, in accordance with and subject to, prevailing law of Nigeria. Any use of the above terminology or other words in the singular, plural, capitalization and/or he/she or they, are taken as interchangeable and therefore as referring to same.

1.0 Application Process

1.1 Eligibility

Anyone from anywhere in the world who fits within the under-listed criteria are free to register and automatically be a part of the BATHVoices. These criteria are:
  • You must be between 3 years to above 80 years old as long as you can understand what to say and record effectively as expected of you. The ones in both extremes (very young and very old) may be assisted by family members but the final voice product is required of the registered artist (see more under Section 2.2 below).
  • You can speak English effectively even if with local accents.
  • You have some natural acting skills especially through the voice.
  • You have access to an internet enabled device that can record and transfer recorded voices and be able to interact with basic tools that we would make available.
  • You have time that can be crafted out when needed for voice acting rehearsals and recordings.
  • You are willing to adjust to our modus operandi.

1.2 Registration

The only link to register and be a part of our group is from the central recruitment agency of our parent body (BusyBissy Media Productions). This central agency is the human resource team for the three subsidiaries of BusyBissy Media Productions to which we (The BusyBissy Arts Theatre House) are one. This central agency is the BusyBissy Crew-signup Hub and can be found at . Every instance of registration to join our playhouse must connect through this website. Afterwards, the continual registration process is handled by us, supervised by our parent body.

1.2.1 Application Forms.

There would be two forms to fill. The first - (BATHVoices Membership Form A) includes all expected registration details and payment and the second - (BATHVoices Membership Form B) addresses more in-depth details that helps both parties to start and progress smoothly.

1.2.2 Uploads.

Applying artists will need to upload during the course of Registration the following documents: proof of nationality, one to two minutes audio recording of past voice acting where applicable and pictures including a front faced passport picture. There would also be a need to record a small audition script included in one of the registration forms.

1.2.3 Payment.

There is a highly subsidized, non refundable registration fee to be paid differentiated by nationality. In appreciation for Nigeria as our country of birth, we offer our sign up fee lesser for Nigerians than for non Nigerians. Nigerians are all citizens of Nigeria either by birth, marriage or other legal means of nationality by the Federal Government of Nigeria, who may be resident in Nigeria or not. Foreigners are everyone else.
Nigerians will pay one thousand and four hundred naira only (N1,400) and foreigners will pay the equivalent of four US dollars ($4) in naira which is estimated at N390/dollar exchange rates. The rate may be higher or lower at the time of your payment but for uniformity, we will stick with this rate.. Still, the final payment amount for either category may be higher as it is inclusive of payment gateway and other processing fees.

1.3 The Product.

The product that we sell herein is the ability to join our voice artist team and earn experience, income and knowledge from the exposures that we would offer. All acts within voice acting such as acting, singing, humming and other creative use of the voice are embodied within this product. We also consider abilities in writing stories, scripting, directing and such related to the production of audio acting as byproducts of the main product and members can earn from same. 

2.0 Member Activities

All registered and accepted members are treated equally irrespective of race, age or class.

2.1 The Job

There would be an intensive training and clarification during the inauguration gathering (online). Subsequently, mini training may be given per production requirement.
Our members are the first call for all voice acting needs and jobs, either internally or otherwise. 
Members will need access to a mobile phone or computer that is internet and audio enabled to be able to interact with us from anywhere in the world as well as record their voices for production uses.
There would be forums for artists interactions to ease the work flow and professional delivery of services where required.
Aside from any other benefit attached to productions, participating artists in each production will be properly credited.

2.2 Member Types

We classify our members into two categories to allow for the support of supervisors in our scheme. 
These are: (1) RAC group and (2) EAC group.

(1).The RAC i.e the Regular Age Cluster group, envelopes all registered voice artists that are between the ages of 16 to 69 years old. This cluster will handle their affairs by themselves, except on special occasions approved by us.
(2). The EAC i.e the Extreme Age Cluster group, envelopes all registered young voice artists that are three (3) to fifteen (15) years old and senior voice artists that are seventy (70) to hundred (100) years old. This cluster is expected to submit a supervisor to support them. 

2.2.1 Supervisors
Supervisors are needed for the EAC group and there can only be one acceptable person per artist. Such a person may be changed with proper documentation to another when required. The supervisor is expected to help the intending and/or registered artist in the fulfillment of their duties as a BATHVoices team member.
These duties includes among others; filling of their registration forms, understanding and explaining the content of this terms and conditions document, our privacy policy and disclaimer. Also includes guidance in project fulfillment such as voice rehearsals, script interpretation and our downloads, voice recording and their uploads, income collection and other such duties that the artist in the EAC group may not be able to carry out by themselves effectively due to natural limitations. Special Cases
An artist in the RAC group may be allowed a supervisor if requested and we approve it. Also an artist from the EAC group may be exempted from using a supervisor if requested and we approve it. For both cases, do send an email to us.

2.3 Production Types

Our target duties is to (1) self (The BATHouse) productions (2) BusyBissy Animation Studios productions (3) BusyBissy Media Production brands and (4) the general market (public). 
Irrespective of the nature of a production, it would always be either income generating or not.
This directly affects participating artists as income generating productions will attract income and non income generating productions will not attract income. However, there are in-between cases of productions that do not generate immediate revenue or is generated repeated in small volumes; in such cases, decisions are arrived at by management per such cases whether artists will be paid off one time or placed on recurring revenue from continual sales for a period. Such periods may not exceed one year from its production.

2.4 Remuneration

Our artists earn wages on voice acting done for paid products but get points for voice acting done for free products. These points accumulate as criteria for paying jobs. More details about specific wage systems, payments and point generation are shared with members during the initial training as indicated under 'The Job' sub section above. 
Our scheme is made in such away that every effort with us earns the artist some value always. So no voicing is wasted.

2.5 Solidarity.

Members are expected to help us grow as we seek to add value to them too. We therefore, expect that members would identify with us on all social media and efforts, share our contents, promote it and participate in numerous creative activities we spring up to increase our impact in the global market either directly linked to voice acting or not. This solidarity will be extended to our parent body and co-subsidiaries as they will to us.
Members are expected to produce their jobs with utmost excellence and in respect of deadlines and instructions.
We, among other ways are willing to endorse our members too in their personal career efforts that involves what they do for us.

2.6 Withdrawal.

Either party can choose to withdraw from this partnership with a minimum of 14 days notice by email during which period duties are carried out normally till properly exited; provided that there are no ongoing productions which the concerned artist had already began. In such a case, the production must be finished before the 14 day count starts. There would be a withdrawal form that is an obligation to be filled by the leaving member (who is asking to withdraw) within this period which if unfilled, forfeits all future benefits such as recommendations, acknowledgement, affiliations, contract jobs etc.

3.0 User Comments

Certain parts of this website will offer the opportunity for members to post and exchange opinions, information and comments in areas of the website with the public concerning productions. The BusyBissy Arts Theatre House does not screen, edit, publish or review Comments prior to their appearance on the website and Comments do not reflect the views or opinions of The BusyBissy Arts Theatre House, its agents or affiliates. Comments reflect the view and opinion of the person who posts such view or opinion. To the extent permitted by applicable laws, The BusyBissy Arts Theatre House shall not be responsible or liable for the Comments or for any loss cost, liability, damages or expenses caused and or suffered as a result of any use of and/or posting of and/or appearance of the Comments on this website by members or the public.
The BusyBissy Arts Theatre House reserves the right to monitor all Comments and to remove any Comments which it considers in its absolute discretion to be inappropriate, offensive or otherwise in breach of these Terms and Conditions.
You warrant and represent that:
You are entitled to post the Comments on our website and have all necessary licenses and consents to do so;
The Comments do not infringe any intellectual property right, including without limitation copyright, patent or trademark, or other proprietary right of any third party;
The Comments do not contain any defamatory, libelous, offensive, indecent or otherwise unlawful material or material which is an invasion of privacy
The Comments will not be used to solicit or promote business or custom or present commercial activities or unlawful activity.
You hereby grant to The BusyBissy Arts Theatre House a non-exclusive royalty-free license to use, reproduce, edit and authorize others to use, reproduce and edit any of your Comments in any and all forms, formats or media.

4.0 Licence

4.1 Voice Ownership.

Voice recordings produced for us can be used by the producing voice artist for referencing but must acknowledge that it was made for us in such instances.
Unless otherwise stated, The BusyBissy Arts Theatre House and/or her licensors own the intellectual property rights for all materials including voice productions generated for The BusyBissy Arts Theatre House. All intellectual property rights are reserved. You may keep and use for your own personal purposes, subject to restrictions set in these terms and conditions.
You must not:
1. Post online or share voice recordings or edits in any format before The BATHouse launches it.
2. Reproduce, duplicate or copy productions from The BATHouse for personal gain without express approval from us by email.
3. Redistribute content from The BusyBissy Arts Theatre House (unless the content is shared directly from the source of the link, that is, when clicked, it leads back to the main location where we shared it).

4.2 Iframes

Without prior approval and express written permission, you may not create frames around our Web pages or use other techniques that alter in any way the visual presentation or appearance of any of our web representations. Our web representations includes our websites, social platforms, names, logos, brands, images, products and as such identified with us.

4.3 Reservation of Rights

We reserve the right at any time and in its sole discretion to request that you remove all links or any particular link to our web representation. You agree to immediately remove all such links or usage upon such request. We also reserve the right to amend these terms and conditions and its linking policy at any time. By continuing to work with us, you agree to be bound to and abide by these linking terms and conditions.

5.0 Contacting Us.

You may reach us or our parent company at the following details.
No 31 Itu Okon Street 4 Miles, Calabar 
240212 - Cross River , Nigeria.
Mobile No: +2348023508091 (WhatsApp enabled).

6.0 Conclusion

These terms and conditions shall begin on the date the advertisement for joining the BATHVoices is launched on our website.
Please read our privacy policy and disclaimer hyperlinked. Accepting to the terms herein assumes acceptance of our privacy policy and disclaimer too.