^ Most labels have that in the contract. Its no suprise to the band.
For the most part its a rule of thumb like, the label tells the band they will do X number of albums and see where to go after that and I would also say that they are expected to have the next album ready every year. Some bands (depending how big and the success of their previous releases) can bank off of one CD for 2 years or more (like Underoath, TDWP, ect) but this is very difficult because bands dont usually write something that can stay that big for that long.
Its usually something like 3 year, 3 album deal. Victory does 5 year, 5 album. Some labels do a test CD with a band and off of its success determines to sign for a multiple release contract.
Originally Posted by timislegend
i even put an L1 on my toast before i go to work in the morning.