I've decided that what we're going to do with Tyrannosaurus Mouse is simply split everything four ways. Like communism but with a Mouse.
We're splitting songwriting credit equally, we're splitting merchandizing rights equally, we're splitting publishing equally.
Note that there was no vote, I simply decided I was King and that was my first dictat.
It's not that there hasn't been a lot of discussion about how we should split things. There has. But sometimes it's less oppressive for someone to take hierarchical control of a particular issue. This was one of those times. And I was the one to do it.
Note too that should I attempt to make a move by (for instance) adding violins to the mix of any Tyrannosaurus Mouse songs, there will be revolution and my kingly throne will be upended. So this isn't actually the case of one person making all the decisions (as much as I make a joke about that). It's just that this is the sort of decision which needed to be made that way.
And I can't tell you how much happier I've been since I made that decision.
What decisions will I not be making? How about "Which takes of which songs for which sections will we be using?" Yeah, I'm waiting on Ethan, Lou, and Arie, on that one. In the meantime I'm only working on songs we only have one take of...