Originally Posted by GRUNTERSDAD
Maybe Bermuda or one of the other better known pros can answer a question that came up at work about the splitting of the pie. In general, Would Wierd Al, Ringo, Bon Jovi other bands that have a leader as opposed to Kiss, Motley Crue et.al get a bigger share of monies made that the other members of the band. Excluding studio musicians, but actual performing stage types that have been in a band forever, or do they split the pie evenly? thanks to those that really can answer this.
Kiss is actually not an even split.
Paul and Gene own the band, and everyone is considered a hired gun.
Even when they went back the original line up, Paul and Gene "hired" them back at a reduced rate.
As for other bands, I'm sure it varies. I'd assume more bands where there are equal members split live money evenly. But you never know what's going to happen. Micheal Anthony was considered an equal member of Van Halen until Eddie decided that he wasn't.