so i was recently picked up by a friend of a friend to play bass in his newly professional band. i am used to playing small/medium venues and being the the guy that does everything except lead rehearsal, where i usually just lay back and play my lines. the band that i am in now is handled by a manager and producer team. they get us our gigs and are helping us with writing before we actually release this summer. I feel like I'm being treated more as a hired gun versus a band member. all i really do is go to rehearsal and practice. it's easy but i want to do more. the singer/guitarist doesn't disclose too much information about anything, but he's always been that way. i don't know if I'm in a situation where i'll be treated as a band member or as a hired musician. insight from experience would be great!