EP285: The Subtle Art of Charging More

Musicians face a stark reality...most music industry deals and partnerships are structured in ways that don't favor artist success...

In this episode of Creative Juice, Jack and Circa discuss the complex world of music industry financial models and the discrepancies they present compared to other industries. Explore the stark differences in percentage-based deals between the music business and the rest of the business world, the key factors to consider when building a team, and the dynamics of music industry gatekeepers in 2023!

If you want to know how to spot and avoid bad deals, this episode will help you unravel the secrets behind the financial models that keep many artists struggling!


  • How Music Industry Financial Models Compare With Other Industries
  • What Percentage-Based Record Deals and Management Agreements Look Like
  • Why Most Deals and Partnerships Don't Favor Artist Success
  • The Myth of True Performance-Based Relationships in the Music Industry
  • What Control Gatekeepers Have In Music in 2023