Long story short: I joined my band a bit over a year ago, and immediately took most marketing tasks from the BL: promo, re-launch Facebook site, create a brand new state-of-the-art website, create an Electronic Press Kit, designed our first CD label, booklet and inlay, al our gigs posters (they had never made posters, print or otherwise, before), produced on-stage material (roll-up, backdrop, etc), make merch, a bit of booking, etc. In the meantime we moved to our own practice space, the cellar in an apartments building, which forced us to buy an electronic drum kit (3.5 grand), which our guitar player financed (doesn't matter why, it made sense). In the meantime I have financed a lot of other things (CD pressing, merch purchases, etc). So far it sounds quite normal, right? Everyone chips in. Here's the thing: our BL (who wrote all the songs in our CD) told me that he wants to retain total creative control and be the only songwriter. He would always take our input on his song writing, but that's it. He had problems in the past, and he thinks this is the solution to it. If I want to write, he and I can create another "project", he suggested. I don't have time for that, and I call a bit of BS on it. He's a great guy, and everyone in the band loves him. He really is the salt of the Earth. But this came to me a bit out of the blue, and I'm having trouble processing it. I'm torn between living with it and seeing where the road takes us, and waiting until AFTER our CD launch, and raising the topic, probably on a one-to-one. What do the collective TB guts say about this?