Creative Intell Academy

Never Sign a Bad Music Contract Again...or Ever!

A private community and courses for the business and legal aspects of your music career

Gain accurate industry intelligence

Protect your music and career

Earn all the money you deserve

You only have one music career. You can't afford to make mistakes.

Don't let these issues consume you: 
  1. Legal expenses.
  2. Bad decisions from poor advice.
  3. Irreversible career-damaging deals.
  4. Being taken advantage of.
  5. Are your music and rights really protected?
Join the Creative Intell Community and get the support and tools you need to accelerate your career
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Take control of your music career

We understand that navigating the music business can seem complicated, isolating, and frustrating. That’s why we created Creative Intell; to share insider industry knowledge with our members. So you can protect your music, ensure it earns the compensation it deserves, and make informed decisions concerning your career and business interests.

We’re an entire community dedicated to growing your knowledge and connections in the music industry. Don’t let the complexities of the music business hold you back.

"Creative Intell is an online resource offering in-depth guidance about the true inner workings of the music industry."

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The Music Business Explained

Comprehensive courses, strategies, and insights on the music industry and its contracts.

#1. Conquer the fundamentals

Our Music Business 101 series covers the entirety of today's dynamic music industry. In depth, accurate, up-to-date courses designed to transform your understanding of the business.

Learn more about our Music Business 101 courses, including:

• Basics of Agreements

• Overview of the Music Industry

• Intellectual Property Overview

• Music Publishing 101

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#2. Understand what you're signing

Our Industry Agreement courses decode music business contracts in language everyone understands. You'll learn how to negotiate fair deals, avoid pitfalls, maximize your revenue, and understand what you are singing.

Check out our Industry Agreement series, including:

• Understanding Producer Agreements

• Understanding Song Split Agreements

• Understanding Work-for-Hire Agreements

• Understanding Beat Agreements

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#3. Gain a competitive edge 

Protect your work and maximize your revenue with advanced training tools providing strategy, negotiation tactics, and industry averages for your deals. Checklists, playbooks, legal document templates, videos, and much more.

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A private community of musicians, producers, managers, lawyers, and industry leaders

Network, learn, and get your questions answered by our experts

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Esha Alwani, Singer-Songwriter, Creative Intell Education Designer
Esha Alwani
Educational Designer for Creative Intell, Artist & Songwriter
David Fritz
Entertainment Lawyer, Co-Founder of Creative Intell
Jeff Rogers, Manager, Former Label Executive
Jeff Rogers
Manager, former label executive
Peter Ashley, Manager and Advisor, Day One Music
Peter Ashley
Manager & Advisor, Day One Music
Esha Alwani, Singer-Songwriter, Creative Intell Education Designer
Esha Alwani
Educational Designer for Creative Intell, Artist & Songwriter
David Fritz
Entertainment Lawyer, Co-Founder of Creative Intell
Jeff Rogers, Manager, Former Label Executive
Jeff Rogers
Manager, former label executive
Peter Ashley, Manager and Advisor, Day One Music
Peter Ashley
Manager & Advisor, Day One Music
Immy Farukhi
Subject Matter Expert for Creative Intell, Entertainment Lawyer
Juliette Milber, Manager, Ozone Entertainment
Juliette Milber
Manager, Ozone Entertainment
Glen Robinson, Producer
Glen Robinson
Producer & Sound Engineer
Bret Disend, Founder - Ozone Entertainment
Bret Disend
Founder, Ozone Entertainment
Max Verrelli, Entertainment Attorney, Creative Intell Content Expert
Max Verrelli
Subject Matter Expert for Creative Intell, Entertainment Lawyer
Steve Ship, Entertainment Manager, Creative Intell Co-Founder
Steve Ship
Entertainment Manager, Co-Founder of Creative Intell
Mack Post, A&R, Sound Factory Records
Mack Post
A&R, Sound Factory Records
Immy Farukhi
Subject Matter Expert for Creative Intell, Entertainment Lawyer
Juliette Milber, Manager, Ozone Entertainment
Juliette Milber
Manager, Ozone Entertainment
Glen Robinson, Producer
Glen Robinson
Producer/Mixer, G Loft Studio
Bret Disend, Founder - Ozone Entertainment
Bret Disend
Ozone Entertainment
Max Verrelli
Subject Matter Expert for Creative Intell, Entertainment Lawyer
Steve Ship, Entertainment Manager, Creative Intell Co-Founder
Steve Ship
Entertainment Manager, Co-Founder of Creative Intell
Mack Post, A&R, Sound Factory Records
Mack Post
A&R, Sound Factory Records
Austin Rosen, co-manager of Post Malone.
“For anyone wanting to get into the music industry, the Creative Intell Academy courses are the best to take. If you’re an artist, writer, producer or manager, this will change the game and the way you operate.”
Austin Rosen
co-manager of Post Malone
Lucas Keller, President and Founder of Milk & Honey
" The more informed the producer is on how the business works, the easier it is to manage their career. Creative Intell Academy takes complex legal concepts, breaks them down, and makes them easy to understand. We recommend all of our clients take these courses now."
Lucas Keller
President/Founder of Milk & Honey
Dana Biondi, manager of Suicide Boys.
"Unlock your music career's fullest potential with the Creative Intell Academy. Avoid costly legal mistakes, sign smart contracts, and maximize your revenue. As a manager of platinum-selling artists, I confidently endorse the CI Academy. They've got you covered."
Dana Biondi
manager of $uicideboy$

FREE Webinar:
Learn How to Release an Original Song

There’s more to releasing music than simply uploading it to a digital streaming platform. Whenever you're selling music online, you need to follow certain procedures to avoid potential legal complications, and be registered with the right music companies to ensure you collect ALL of your royalties.

New artist or seasoned pro, this FREE webinar, hosted by CI Academy’s in-house music attorneys David Fritz and Immy Farukhi, maps the process out for you, so you can put your business/legal concerns aside to better focus on creating music and the music promotion you’ll need to bring attention to your tracks.

Musician Website, Music Producer Courses,

About

Creative Intell’s story started with a simple conversation between two friends; David Fritz, one of the country’s top music attorneys, and Steven Ship, an artist manager and former label CEO. Over a leisurely lunch at their favorite Italian restaurant in Midtown, they soon found themselves discussing a familiar problem - the lack of accessible, trustworthy information about the music industry and its contracts.  

Creative Intell Co-founders Steven Ship (left) and David Fritz

David was lamenting about how much time he spent educating his clients about the music business. Steve understood immediately. After all, he’d learned the industry himself this way, paying a small fortune in legal fees chasing information that should have been readily available to him.  

Why was this knowledge so hard to come by? So secretive, so guarded? After all, it’s been an industry-wide problem for decades, the reason why so many artists sign bad contracts they don’t understand.  

There had to be a better way.

This casual conversation between friends over pasta ignited the idea that would become Creative Intell: a comprehensive music business education platform supported by a community of experts.

Today, Creative Intell offers in-depth, interactive courses on music business fundamentals and industry agreements. And for those who prefer to learn visually, we've produced a unique animated series, "The Intells," that makes learning the business both fun and engaging. We take a community-based approach that supports our members to learn at their own pace while networking with like-minded artists, producers, managers, executives, and lawyers.

The story of Creative Intell is just beginning, it’s an ongoing adventure. With new courses and features added every month and so much more, come join us at the Creative Intell community.

We want to make sure you never sign a bad music contract again... or ever!

–David & Steve

Backed by the management teams of

Post Malone

Lil Tecca

The Killers

Imagine Dragons

Bad Bunny

Trusted and backed by the biggest firms in the industry