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One Direction is determined to take a firmer hand on themselves. Er, on their career!
The boys have just signed publishing deals with Fingate to help them make royalties from their own songwriting.
"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."
Wait, as individuals? That's right! The band members signed their own individual publishing deals! No more 5-way split!
This means if Niall Horan writes the next big single, he will earn many times what the rest of the band does!
Oh no! Some One Directioners are more equal than others?? It's like they're following a recipe to create a rift!
We just hope they all turn out to be as amazing at penning the songs as they are at performing them!
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