The main question that I have is whether anyone here has had disagreements with band members of non-music related differences or aesthetic differences and how they were resolved? My band is in the process of ongoing studio sessions to put together an EP and an album. Our drummer went to school for product design and does some freelance design, but his schedule is weighed down with the band, two jobs and the drum line that he participates in, so if he works on design it's at 4am without any input from anyone else. He's been working on and off for about 4-6 months and hasn't shown a ton of work, so I hired a designer that I know to come up with at least the EP layout, presskit design, website design and possibly album layout. The conditions were that she allow input from all of us so long as she's not inundated with requests (overbearing client syndrome.) A good bit of the funding for the recording as well as all or most of her design fee will be funded by myself because I have the most discretionary income of the four band members. Others will be contributing as they are able and I'm okay with this arrangement. The drummer's been a bit avoidant lately when discussion of the recordings and surrounding marketing and I feel as if he's feeling marginalized. He's been going ahead with designs and if I comment on them whether I like them or not, he'll quip something passive-aggressive like "It doesn't matter, ***'s doing the designing anyways." Aside from this issue there are no confrontational or directional issues in the band, we have a solid conglomeration of styles drawing from everyone's influences equally and we share in the management duties, but I don't want this to drive a rift between band members. I like some of his designs but they don't make up a cohesive whole. They'd best be described as a hodge-podge of ideas. We've been making some waves locally and I feel like it would be best when we launch the EP to have a cohesive image and marketing campaign to put up as the face of the band. He is very into the punk rock/DIY ethos and feels that it's better to have a large quantity of work that nobody else had a hand in than a selection of well-prepared work and a controlled public image. I've spoken to him at length about my concerns and he's just been a bit dismissive.