I am thinking about paying for my bands upcoming EP. Most of them have limited means and I am willing to put up the money just as long as I get repaid first from any sales and maybe any money the band makes, etc. What's the best way to stay protected? It's not that I think these guys will screw me over. We're all good friends. I just know that we are notoriously unorganized and you never know what can happen in the future. I'm only talking a couple of grand at most. I don't have the cash but I will be financing it through other means so I will be on a repayment schedule of some sort. I was thinking of having a lawyer draw up an agreement. But how is that paid for? How much would it cost? Maybe I need an accountant? Maybe we should officially turn it into a business? I read some stuff on line and I've read some stuff on here before but we're a small part-time metal band. We all have jobs and families and such and I'm not sure what applies to me or not. My main goal is that before I spend a penny I want a clear outline of what it will be used for. How quickly we'll move on things and how I will be repaid. Thoughts?