Just like the title says..... I'm looking for thoughts and suggestions. We are getting ready to record our own CD of originals ( They are my originals ) and I am wondering on how I should go about paying the band members for the finished product. My original thought is I just pay them a flat fee per song for the recording. That way, once it is complete and I am able to sell copies at out shows, I am not having to deal with splitting the profits. To me, this seems like the easiest way.
I am not opposed to having the band members having a vested interest in the sales of the cd's either where they get a small percentage of each cd sales. It just seems easier to me if I pay them up front for their work and then I am the only one having to deal with the sales end of things.
I'm open to suggestions on what other people have done. Keep in mind that this is not on any "grand scale", just small quantities at our shows, and possibly some local airplay. Any ideas ?