Hey gang, I play in a duo. My friend wants to record an album in the next year or so. The music is all original, but I don't take any writing cred. With or without me, the song is unaffected. That being said, my musical partner wants me to play on the album. While we've performed as a duo for years, I don't know if I should be asking a commission. This album would not be my project, I would simply be a guest on a few, if not most of the songs. I think it's safe to say the album would be released and sold on the local market. Things to consider: 1) Not my project 2) Not my music 3) Not my finances 4) Regular performing partner for 3+ years. We don't perform together all the time. We do market ourselves as a duo, though it isn't uncommon for my partner to take solo gigs, as there isn't a single song that cannot be done this way given my absence. Just about every gig I'm offered is when the venue wants more than a soloist. We come, we play, we conquer. That's how it goes. Now, I market myself as a sub on the local market, but this partnership is as close to a band as I've got. So how do I proceed if I'm more of a guest in this instance than a contributing artist? Thanks for your time.