School of Music Martin Atkins


Martin Atkins is the definition of entrepreneurial activity in cultural arts endeavors. His 40+ years in the music business span across genres, borders and industries. He was a member of Public Image Ltd and Killing Joke. He founded industrial supergroup Pigface, and has contributed to Nine Inch Nails (for which he has a Grammy) and Ministry. Martin is the owner of The Museum of Post Punk and Industrial Music in Chicago, Invisible Records (est. 1988), the author of three books: Tour:SmartWelcome To The Music Business...You’re F*cked!Band:Smart, and is the Music Industries Co-ordinator at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois . Martin is a producer, drummer, author, educator, key note speaker, documentary filmmaker, DJ, and father of four. Whatever the future of the music business is, you can pretty much bet that he’ll be right in the middle of it!

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