Has that ever kept you from getting hired or turned people off in any way? Around thisI am a freelance/for-hire drummer. I have no interest in being "in a band" in terms of contracting beyond the gigs or studio sessions themselves. It's understood form the get-go that I am to paid as a contracted performer and NOT "as a member of the band". If I show up and the band says I'm splitting "door money", I demand a retainer in advance or don't play the gig. Usually that doesn't happen because they know the deal beforehand. I did the "band thing" many years ago and it sucked.