I'll try get the story across as short as possible with as much info:
My brother is a musician/DJ.
I am also a musician/former DJ - I stopped djing back in 2017 (I had an O1 at one point where I did a tour in the USA in 2017 - expired now but thought that should be noted)
Now my main form of work is being a self-employed music producer in the UK. Although I have done my fair share of the business side of things (management/tour management/advisory stuff - usually for free/for friends but I'm good at it although never done officially I learnt it at college)
I help my brother produce and write some of his music, it's not an official kinda thing cause he's my brother but I am still paid for my part and put it under my self-employment.
He has some DJ shows in the USA in 2021 and asked if I'd want to give a go at tour managing (looking after everything on the business side of the tour - he focuses on the music) and also can help him out with music while there. Possibly looking at 2 months in the US.
I understand on the O2 you have to be a vital part to the O1 to be accepted and I read somewhere that I have to be more important than someone he could get to do the same job from the US.
I'm curious if being his brother is almost damaging here - like they may think I am just trying to squeeze my way into the US via him (I hear US visas are difficult).
But my thoughts are, we work amazingly together because of this, I know him better than anyone so being stuck with him for 2 months would be better than a stranger, I know his music style and what he likes, who he is etc.
I'm curious if anyone has any first-hand experience or even work for the immigration centre and you think this would be ok?
Thanks and all the best