Will a title like that help? I need to be advised, quickly. Most people around here know me. I've been around a while, been playing a while, had some exciting things in my bass career - it's time now that I admit I know squat about making money w music outside of playing covers and being a gun for hire. I need help, as I've been in this type of situation before and been screwed. Situation: Playing with this guy for around 9 months. I love the material, we work well together, he has a few good things going on industry wise (not just lip service, I've seen it), and he's got some money to invest. We're going into the studio to lay down about 7 tracks that are going to be used in a variety of ways, with good potential of some serious money being made. The writer of it all claims to really want a band, not hired musicians, doesn't seem to care terribly about the money (which is always BS IMO), and has been saying since day 1 that any money the band makes he intends to split evenly. We haven't made any yet, but he's invested quite a bit without asking for any back. He's going to draw up agreements before we go into the studio and have them signed and notarized. OK. First, I think he's either the coolest musician I ever met, totally nuts, or a liar. Can't really say for sure, but being a native New Yorker I tend to always suspect the worst. Second, I'm not even sure what I should be asking for here? It would be easist for all to just say throw me several hundred for the recording and we'll take it from there but he's kind of made it clear he doesn't want that. I could go into this and say, "You told me half of everything made!" and that's what I'm sticking with, but that doesn't seem reasonable nor realistic as this guy is really putting 98% more into this than I am. I'm just writing basslines. Without going on and on... the jist of the situation is here. I have to discuss this with him on Tuesday and we'll have contracts/agreements most likely by the weekend. What would you do? And if ya can't answer that, then answer this . what do you do to get your tougher questions answered and keep a thread alive? Thanks.