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It sounds complicated...I plan to read the full article..

Graham Smith-White

Musicians were considered employees of the business they performed at in the US until 1978. There are many bands here that approach their business this way. Not to speak to it's effectiveness or it's appropriateness, but it's not "new". I even believe acts like the Rolling Stones have arrangements with their musicians that are similar.

Clyde Smith

I hear what you're saying and even some more recent contracts could be described as turning musicians into employees.

But I don't know of any companies built around a single band from the beginning of their development.

Usually it's something created by someone well known, as are the Stones at this stage.

Not really arguing with you and maybe new is too strong a word but it is different from the current norm.

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