Roderick: Kato: I shouldn't have to tell you this, but every time your songwriting partner leaves the room you should always assume she is consulting a lawyer to cut you out of the songwriting royalties. ESPECIALLY if she goes to Nashville. That's basically all they do in Nashville these days.
So as soon as Brooke left you should have immediately set about changing all the passwords on your shared computers and the settings on all the gear, and then change your percentages on ASCAP or BMI as a defensive precaution. It might be too late now, but remember: It's not called Show Friends, it's called Show Business.
John Roderick's Q&A column runs in every issue of Reverb Monthly. The October issue is out Wednesday, Oct. 3.