All for one and 1D for all as band are bonded by three-year deal
And after hearing about the band’s clever contract, I think I’ve got the perfect phrase for him: “Omnes pro uno, unus pro omnibus”.
Alexandre Dumas’ coined the motto “All for one, one for all” in his novel The Three Musketeers.
I know it well from the cartoon Dogtanian And The Muskehounds on TV when I was a nipper.
It is the perfect summary for the legally binding document that Harry, LOUIS, LIAM, NIALL and ZAYN have signed — which basically means that if one jacks it in, all five suffer the same brutal financial punishment.
It’s like a formal version of the blood brothers handshake they might have made in the playground.
A source close to the band told me: “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.”
There has been talk that Zayn struggles the most with the limelight — but he would never want to let his pals in the band down by walking away.
Even before Harry’s split from TAYLOR SWIFT, he was tipped as the man most likely to do his own thing, but he’d be mad to do that now. Louis is the loosest cannon, but wouldn’t drop his mates in it.
Their record label, Sony, have a massive interest in keeping the golden goose happy, too.
The band’s global success has helped Sony Music UK to pre-tax profits up 128 per cent on last year. Sales of the group’s smash-hit second album are not even included in that.
Back to the tattoo — it’s probably more likely Harry would get Dogtanian scrawled on his arm.
Thank heavens he didn’t opt for “Taylor forever”.
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