"Okay, then I will call Dylan directly," Jobs said.
But it was not the type of thing that Dylan ever dealt with, so it fell to his agent, Jeff Rosen, to sort things out.
"It's a really bad idea," Lack told Rosen, showing him the numbers.
"Bob is Steve's hero. He'll sweeten the deal."
Lack had both a professional and a personal desire to fend Jobs off, even to yank his chain a bit.
So he made an offer to Rosen.
"I will write you a check for a million dollars tomorrow if you hold off for the time being."
As Lack later explained, it was an advance against future royalties, "one of those accounting things record companies do."
Rosen called back forty-five minutes later and accepted.
"Andy worked things out with us and asked us not to do it, which we didn't," he recalled.
"I think Andy gave us some sort of an advance to hold off doing it."