There’s really no way for musicians to prepare for such a possible situation. Betrayal stings because you never see it coming. Nothing highlights the fact that a band is made up of individuals with their own ideas and issues like a recording contract and/or money does. Sometimes a recording contract isn’t the issue at all and it’s just a matter of money. For some musicians, it’s as simple as, “There is little money and lots of struggle over here with you guys and there’s easy street and lots of money over there with those guys. I’m quitting the band and going over there with those guys”. “Over there” could be a regular job or a music gig that pays more money. There’s no right or wrong to it because everyone has their own personal problems and needs. Nobody wants to get close to their dream and hear, “Hey, you’re ok, but the guys you’ve been doing music with for 20 years suck. Ditch them” but hey, it happens. At the end of the day, it’s each individuals own business how important loyalty is to them. Maybe you’ll end up a megastar like Pink by simply ditching your bandmates or maybe you’ll just destroy a friendship or two over an album that ends up in the dollar bin at the nearest truck stop. I’m a street guy so loyalty is a big deal to me, but business will always cause you to question and test loyalty no matter what your profession is. Later and don’t be a hater.