So I might have an opportunity with a pretty serious (read: signed to a label, making money, some kind of TV/commercial deal that I don't know the details of yet) band. A friend of mine has recommended me and is essentially acting as a sort of booking agent for me. He's asked for a percentage of whatever money I make. I don't know how conventional that is or what that entails legally. I don't have a problem with it, but I just want to make sure my @$$ is covered and that I can draw up a contract with him. I mean, I should...right? Which leads me to my next point. In general, for a serious situation like this, as somebody new to the game, what are some questions I should be asking here to find out more about the legal/money/logistics end of things? What are some things I should be thinking about in order to protect myself and/or make myself more accessible/marketable? If anyone has any advice, that would be great. If you want to PM me, that's even better. I kinda don't want to turn this into a thread where people debate the legal ins and outs of the music business. I just need some background information from people who are directly experienced in this regard, and some idea of things I need to know before I sign anything and/or start giving it serious time, money, and energy. I do have close friends I can talk to as well, but I figured it wouldn't hurt to bounce it off you guys too. <3 Thanks!