Post by My Avatar Is A Hot Babe on Sept 25, 2019 18:33:02 GMT
Terrapin Station said:
Unless I'm being paid a fortune so that it would match any royalties I'd receive anyway, I'd never be in a band per se with someone who didn't agree to credit all songwriting to the entire band--and that's something I'd go over before we'd even play a note. I'd also not be in a band where I'm not one of the primary songwriters, since that's something I focus on. I insist on crediting the whole band with songwriting on my songs, unless it's a situation where I'm handing out charts, but I'd not really consider that a band.
I'd also not consider it a band per se where anyone can fire me. If it's a band, I'm the boss just as much as anyone else, or it's not a band. It's a work-for-hire situation.
If someone is contracting me for a work-for-hire situation, which is something I often do, I'll come up with parts as needed, but I'll make sure I'm being paid well enough that it's not an issue. I'm not about to work for scale and come up with parts or something like that.
The problem is that people agree to be in bands like the Cars before they made it without going over this sort of stuff with each other.