The UK group One Direction has signed a three year deal with Sony. A source told The Sun that the contract stipulates that the guys have to stay together as a group for the entire 3 years, or each member will receive significantly less money depending on how many members leave the group.
The source revealed:
It’s a really clever contract that the boys have signed up to. It means they have a real incentive to tough it out and stick together. The formal length is for 36 months and an album a year – but the clever part is they get the big pay day after the three years. If one of them walks away before then, then all five miss out on the money. They don’t miss out on a few quid either, we are talking millions. They all get on really well, but it would be the kind of deal that would see them through the worst aggro possible.
Interesting! Looks like 1D will be around for at least 3 more years!