So my band has recently talked to a certain manager in our area who wants to do a lot with us BUT certain members of the group are having qualms with the contract. Let me say that noone has signed it yet just to be clear. The main concern is that the area we live in (about a hour drive out of austin) is closely connected to music but is flopping astronomically when it comes to actually PAYING bands. This particular manager has the connects to get us these paying gigs but one of our player's (17 so he is a minor and has to have his parents sign for him) legal guardian is having huge faults with him stating things like his rates being high for monthly income etc. While setting up re negotiations we have decided as a whole to work on certain aspects of the group that the manager already wanted us to do and look for other options just in case. I was wondering if there were any materials (ie books, online courses etc) that are extremely helpful and a good way to start understanding things like contracts, setting up legitimate show payrolls and anything else i may not be thinking about. TL;DR Band drama about signing a contract, need instructional material ASAP.