Hey all, so the new band I am in is very talented (Acarya), composed of two pro musicians as well as myself. Right now we have lead guitar, bass, and then a hand drummer. All of us are dedicated to the band and have very high aspirations. In November we are flying to New York to meet with a big time record label who has been very interested of late. The problem with the group is that they are both extremely difficult to work with. I was the 16th(!!!) bassist to try out for them, and have since made the band, or so I thought. Last night at practice the hand drummer and I are talking about the upcoming meeting with this record label and speculating on what kind of deal they may offer. She then goes on to say that "Since they are not your songs, you really do not have a say in whether or not we take the deal". I was kind of shocked when she said this, but today I am actually angry. Tomorow at practice I am thinking about approaching the guitarist (band leader) and asking him if this is true. I am more confused and frustrated than anything about what she said as I have written for the band, have had a great deal of influence over the songs, and have been in the studio writing way more than the hand drummer has. I do not want to come over as melodramatic, but I think I have some serious issues and warranted quandaries. I just wanted some advice on this as I do not want to throw away valuable experience and a shot at the big times, but I also do not want to hate practicing and have a serious dislike of music either. Thanks in advance, sorry for the long story.