About Us

Welcome to Creative Intelligentsia. CI brings you exclusive interviews and commentary with creators,  artists, and players on the cutting edge of Music, Film/TV/Video, Visual/Graphic, Digital/Interactive, Writing, and Performing Arts.

CI emanates from a desire to examine all the pieces of the very complex puzzle that has become the current arena of intellectual property, particularly copyright. We take a provocative, multi-media look at issues at the crux of diverse creative fields, including the influences of politics, law, and tech. There continue to be many passionately divided interests among the players in this dizzying evolution of the IP space. Creators v. tech companies. Analog v. digital. Property rights v. internet access. Consumers v. corporations. Copyright v. trademark. Past v. future.

We invite all involved and interested parties to the table in the search for commonality – not only creators in different fields — be they music creators, filmmakers, photographers, authors, video game designers, and so many more — but publishers, distributors, consumers, tech giants, tech lovers, music fans, startups, legislators, leaders, and the media.

Instead of slinging arrows, we sling questions, probing past the rhetoric to the possibilities, and positing solutions rather than complaints.

There will always be viewpoints, for sure, but those will be clearly presented as such.

The philosophy of Creative Intelligentsia is that the more questions there are, the more answers there are, and more are the possibilities they might intersect and create an improved and cooperative map forward.



Janie Ross Coulter is the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Creative Intelligentsia. She is a professional journalist, author, and photographer. Daughter of the late composer/lyricist Jerry Ross (Damn Yankees, Pajama Game), Coulter is also a lyricist, vocalist, and music publisher. She is known to ask a lot of questions.

Thanks to Patrick King for our logo.  http://kinggroupmedia.com