This is a question relating back a couple of weeks to the "future of the recording business" thread. OK, here goes... My wife and I run a recording studio. We're both musicians... OK, the Mrs is the musician and I'm a drummer... real funny. But as we all already know, all too often management and the label make all the money, leaving the musicians to get left twisting in the wind. Seriously though, what I'm thinking about is a pseudo "co-operative" studio system and how it should work for "member" musicians and vendors in terms of fees and percentages. While there is no such thing as a standard contract... is it possible to get a concensus on a breakdown of what reasonable fees and percentages would be? Here's my INITIAL thoughts; Songwriter - 20 Percent Lyricist - 20 Percent Performance - 15 percent Studio - 15 Percent Label ("co-op") - 30 Percent These percentages would apply to a 100% speculative deal!?! While that makes for kinda' slim margins for the "label", the label would be comprised of fellow musicians who are "working" for/under the same "contract"... Therefore, the label only need cover it's expendatures for duplication, advertising and marketing. Your thoughts?