One Direction have signed a three year deal with Sony. Source told The Sun: ‘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 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.’ 1D’s success has helped Sony Music UK to pre-tax profits up 128 per cent on last year.