The title itself is pretty self-explanatory. 5 months ago, I was called up by a bass player friend of mine asking me to play with him and his band because they were fed up with their previous guitar player and decided to fire him. Five months, 3 gigs later and I've established a nice relationship with everyone in the band and there's even talk about recording an EP and working on an idea of mine for a song. Despite all of this, I'm still not an official member of the band. I can't appear on any pictures on the band page, I haven't been given a contract to sign. Hell, I'm not even mentioned in the band's line up. This upsets me quite a bit, so I went to the bassist of the band and I brought up the issue. He says that the manager isn't convinced by me yet because of past experiences with the other two guitar players that came before me (One left abruptly and then trashed the band's name and the other stopped caring about the band altogether and that's why he was fired). I quickly guaranteed that I will remain loyal to the band because I love the music, I like playing with them and I'm not that type of person. After that, I asked the band themselves if there was something about me that they didn't like. They all agreed that my style of clothing wasn't what was being worn on the punk/hardcore scene (that was quickly fixed with a short shopping spree at the mall), the other thing that worried them were comments that I made about music being a hobby for me (I told them that I say that because music is not something that I would study as a career. But, if by some stroke of luck we become famous, then everything is alright). After that, they agreed that we were on the same page in terms of opinion. The final thing was the music that I like and how I compose. They are all big pop punk/ hardcore fans and it shows in the compositions (I'm more of an alternative guy). That showed in my compositions which led to a lot of them being turned down. Being the musician that I am, I studied the genres that they like and am adjusting my style accordingly. Honestly, I don't know what else to do. We have two shows coming up and I was thinking about saying that if I don't become an official member after those shows, I'm leaving. I want to be a full member of this group, not just a musician for hire. What do you guys think?