Martin Atkins performing at Wrecking Ball Arts Centre.
Legendary drummer and musician – Martin Atkins – speaks on his time in Public Image Ltd and Killing Joke plus anecdotes on Ministry and Nine Inch Nails. A magical career spanning over 40 years, Martin shares his nuanced insight on topics for fans of these legendary bands he was a part of.
Martin Atkins is the definition of entrepreneurial activity in cultural arts endeavors, his 40+ 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 super group Pigface, The Damage Manual, and Murder Inc., and has contributed to Nine Inch Nails and Ministry.
He is the owner of Invisible Records (est. 1988). And founder of the Museum Of Post Punk and Industrial Music in Chicago (2021). He is the author of three books on the Music Business inc Tour: Smart, and the coordinator of Music Industry Studies at Millikin University in Decatur IL.
Martin is a producer, drummer, documentary filmmaker, bad DJ, and father of four. Whatever the future of music is, you can pretty much bet that he’ll be in the middle of it.
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