The next Musicians at Work forum is taking place on Monday, May 10 at the Chicago Cultural Center. I appeared as a panelist on one of these panels in 2009 and had a great time–here’s a link to the audio from my appearance, and here are the details for Monday’s panel:
Martin Atkins’ 7-11 panel
Monday May 10, 2010 Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington Blvd.
more info: chicago-music.org
5:30 – 6:00 pm Networking session
6:00 – 7:30 pm Panel program
Presented by the Chicago Music Commission and Martin Atkins “Tour Smart, it goes something like this. Panelists get only 11 minutes (yes, they are timed) to convey 7 critical points to the audience. We don’t dictate the content of the 11 minutes, nor do we provide guidance on topic choices. It’s up the panelist to distill down all their music industry experience into 7 bullet points that can be explained in 11 minutes.
Martin Atkins: After playing drums in a variety of English bands, Martin auditioned for and
subsequently joined Johnny Rotten’s Public Image Limited in 1979, staying until 1985. Over the next five years, he played with and managed Killing Joke and toured with Ministry. In 1990, while on tour with Ministry, he formed his own band, Pigface. He also worked with Nine Inch Nails, performing on the Grammy award winning
“Wish” and appearing in the “Head like a Hole” video.
Martin began working on the business side of music in 1988 when he formed
Invisible Records and then Mattress Factory Studios in 1996. Over two decades Invisible has released over 350 albums and has had placements spanning from the original Miami Vice to Showtime’s Queer as Folk to Robert Altman’s The
From 2003 ? 2009, Martin taught “The Business of Touring” at Columbia College
in Chicago. Martin wrote his book Tour:Smart in 2007 and has since spoken
around the world at the Midi Institute in China, Drumtech in London, NAMM,
SXSW, and By:Larm in Oslo, and many more.
• Julie Brewer Internet travel agent
• Angie Mead Marketing director Uncommon Ground
• Joanna Quargnali-Linsley founder of artist development group Misery Loves Co.
• Leah Jones Natiiv Arts & Media
• Jaime Black Producer of Q101 Local 101
• Tom Fort Musician
• Lisa Malina Certified Public Accountant
More to come!!
Musicians at Work Forums address current issues of interest and concern for Chicago’s growing community of musicians working in all genres. Inspired by the popular Artists at Work Forums, this series invites industry professionals and musicians to discuss the current state of making a living through music in Chicago. For all Forums, venues, acts and music professionals are welcome to bring fliers, business cards and marketing materials for the audience. Come 30 minutes before the panel starts and network with your peers..
Musicians at Work Forums are sponsored by:
Columbia College Chicago
Chicago Federation of Musicians
Harold Washington College