1D signs personal music publishing deals




Hot on the heels of the One Direction lads Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan and Liam Payne launching their own fragrance, it’s been revealed that they’re all set to earn even more cash, having signed personal publishing deals…

The new deal will see each of the 1D lads earning money on songs they’ve written for the band, and in the new contract, rather than split the profits five ways, they’ll earn cash as individuals based on their personal contributions.

And according to The Sun, the lads new deal with Fingate means that they’re making “deliberate” moves to start earning personal fortunes rather than merely taking a cut.

An insider said, “This is a real statement of intent from the band. They have absolutely no intention of being spoon-fed pop puppets.

“They want to write and they want to earn as individuals.”

The paper adds, “Publishers are just as important to musicians as their record labels in the modern music business. They are the people in charge of making the most from the music — cashing in when songs appear in adverts or are used on compilations.”

In the past six months each of the 1D boys has set up their own studio, and their Take Me Home album, the band listed three songs with individual writing credits, and while on their world tour, they’ve apparently been attending “writing sessions” after gigs.

Could this also be a sign that they’re planning their individual careers for after 1D split?

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