Martin Atkins (Killing Joke, Nine Inch Nails, PiL, Pigface) Gets Warped For Aspiring Musicians

Music industry veteran Martin Atkins will be joining the Warped Tour 2010 to host round table discussions for aspiring musicians. Atkins, in addition to his tenure as drummer for Nine Inch Nails, PiL and Pigface has spent the last three decades building an extensive knowledge of the basic rules that apply to touring musicians.

Armed with this knowledge, Atkins has created two valuable resources for aspiring touring musicians with his comprehensive books: TOUR:SMART and Break the Band. He will be sharing his thoughts and experiences with attendees of the Warped Tour nationwide.

Martin Atkins is the definition of entrepreneurial activity in cultural arts endeavors, his 30+ years in the music business spans across genres, borders and industries. He was a member of Public Image Ltd and Killing Joke. He founded industrial supergroup Pigface, The Damage Manual, and Murder Inc., and has contributed to Nine Inch Nails and Ministry.

He is the owner of Invisible Records and Mattress Factory Recording Studios (est. 1988). He is the author of Tour:Smart, a Suicide Girls columnist, taught at Columbia College Chicago for six years and currently teaches Madison Media Institute. Martin is a producer, drummer, documentary film maker, DJ, and father of four.

Most recently, he started his own entrepreneurial school revolution number three. Whatever the future of music is, you can pretty much bet that he'll be in the middle of it.

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