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Martin Atkins

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That Was an Accident . . . with Martin Atkins

Creative Innovators with Gigi Johnson

Question: How do you decide what adventures to take in your nonlinear career?  What are intentional plans vs. accidents? Guest: Martin Atkins, Music Industries Coordinator, Millikin University; producer, drummer, documentary filmmaker, DJ, and teacherPhoto: Kara Hammond and NARASMartin Atkins talked with our host, Gigi Johnson, from his studio that also acts as a museum of all of the adventurous projects around his career.  Martin shared how he began drumming at age 9 and persistently getting into Public Image Ltd, waiting through 5 drummers.  He talked about believing early on that he had a job -- "it's being me."  He diversified by accident and kept adding roles as blockages came his way, including launching bands and labels.  Each time, he picked the best option that arose and looked for both safety nets and for solutions IN the problem itself.  Our GuestMartin Atkins is the definition of entrepreneurial activity in cultural arts endeavors, his 35+ 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 (for which he has a Grammy) and Ministry. He is the owner of Invisible Records and Mattress Factory Recording Studios (est. 1988). He is the author of "Tour:Smart, Welcome To The Music Business….You’re F*cked!” and "Band:Smart."  He is the Music Industries Coordinator at Millikin University in Decatur Illinois. Martin is a producer, drummer, documentary filmmaker, DJ, and father of four. Whatever the future of entrepreneurial music business education is, you can pretty much bet that he’ll be in the middle of it.Mentioned Links:Twitter @marteeeen (with 4 e's)martinatkins.com, with free download of Band:SmartSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/creativeinnovators)

45mins

18 Mar 2021

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VNS PODCAST - FROM MARCH 13, 2021 - MARTIN ATKINS

Vegas Never Sleeps

Host Steven Maggi talks with legendary rock drummer Martin Atkins about sparkling career, teaching Music-Business at Millikin University, and what it's like to be in some of the biggest bands of the... Experience the excitement and energy of Las Vegas each weekend on VEGAS NEVER SLEEPS with Steven Maggi.

32mins

15 Mar 2021

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13. MARTIN ATKINS (PIL AND NINE INCH NAILS) INTERVIEW // PUNCHING JON LYDON + MORE // RGM WEEKLY NEWS

Behind the scenes of the Music Industry with RGM Magazine

Wanna know what goes on behind the scenes here at RGM? We are bringing you a new weekly podcast sharing all the exciting things that go on behind the scenes WARTS N ALL! We are joined all the way from a snowy Chicago with Author // drummer // judge // producer // record label owner // writer Martin Atkins Also catch the video version of the interview on RGM TV 👉 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7_5oPzsHWw Join his mailing list for a free download of his book BAND:SMART https://martinatkins.com Like // Subscribe // Share your 5 star review ► Visit www.rgm.press for all the latest music news, bringing you new music every day through the pandemic. ► The music bed used for this podcast is by Manchester band Sinclair , Burn em down. ► LIKE AND SUBSCRIBE TO RGM ON YOUTUBE! Subscribe to our channel here 👉 https://www.youtube.com/c/RGMPRESS ► WANNA BE FEATURED ON RGM? Submit today  👉 https://www.rgm.press/submission/ ► DONATE AND SUPPORT MY RGM! Please support the channel so I can make better videos! 👉 https://www.paypal.me/reytgoodmag ► RGM SOCIALS Facebook Group 👉https://www.facebook.com/groups/1926934727548510 Facebook Page  👉  https://www.facebook.com/RGMMag Youtube  👉 https://www.youtube.com/c/RGMPRESS Twitter 👉  https://twitter.com/RGMMAGAZINE Instagram 👉  https://www.instagram.com/RGMMagazine/ TikToc 👉 - https://www.tiktok.com/@rgmmagazine The links below contain Amazon affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I'll receive a small commission from your purchases which goes towards producing these podcasts. Thank you for your support of what I do! ►  RGM VIDEO  My Main Camera 👉https://amzn.to/2H4nUdpShure SM7B Cardioid Dynamic Microphone 👉 https://amzn.to/3gGdVbA Gimbal  👉 https://amzn.to/2IwVxW2 GoPro Hero 8 Camera 👉 https://amzn.to/2Uw3jS8 Sony RX100 Vii Camera 👉 https://amzn.to/32IlecU DJI Mavic Drone 👉 https://amzn.to/2H2VeRU Macbook Pro for editing  👉https://amzn.to/3kyob5Z Samsung Ultrawide Monitor 👉 https://amzn.to/38XRgpt Sandisk External SSD Hard Drive 👉 https://amzn.to/3kuBXql Sandisk Micro SD Cards 👉 https://amzn.to/3npxCXd ► PODCAST Podcast Mixing Desk 👉 https://amzn.to/2MZ7Fxw SM7B Cardioid Dynamic Microphone 👉 https://amzn.to/3gGdVbA Sony Headphones 👉  https://amzn.to/3f8yRXR

56mins

15 Mar 2021

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Martin Atkins (Drummer for Pigface, Public Image Ltd., Killing Joke, Nine Inch Nails)

Roadcase

Welcome to Roadcase, a podcast exploring the live music experience. This episode features an interview with Martin Atkins, founder of the industrial supergroup Pigface and drummer for Public Image Ltd., Killing Joke, and Nine Inch Nails.For more information: http://www.roadcasepod.com or http://lnk.to/roadcaseTo support Roadcase on Patreon, please visit: http://www.patreon.com/roadcasepodContact: info@roadcasepod.comTheme music: "Eugene" (Instrumental) by WaltzerRoadcase is produced by Josh Rosenberg and Soothsayer Media Contact: info@soothsayer.media

1hr 15mins

8 Jan 2021

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Martin Atkins

Immigration Revelation

Not everyone has a coffee named after them but “WAKE THE F*CK OUT OF BED” is positively perfect for someone like the one and only - Martin Atkins. He’s been shaking up the music business for nearly 40 years. From his legendary Public Image Ltd and Killing Joke days, to founding the punk and industrial supergroup Pigface, Martin knows a thing or two about the industry, and he's here to tell you: “Welcome to the Music Business… You’re F *cked”.  You can find merch and more on Martin's website! You can also wake TF up at 5 am with him on Twitter: @marteeeen & Instagram: @flowersfightforsunshine. Learn more about the incredible work done by Chicago's The Haven at https://havenchi.org/

44mins

19 Nov 2020

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Martin Atkins (PiL, Pigface, Killing Joke) spearheads 'scratch and sniff' music conference (Episode 490)

Yak Channel Podcast Network

Musician Martin Atkins (Pigface, PiL, Killing Joke) is also an accomplished educator. This weekend, he’ll be leading the Midwest Music Expo… with a twist. It’s the world’s first “Scratch and Sniff conference,” which made me curious enough to have him on again to explain. We talk about the Expo, finding creativity and inspiration, the music industry and why Martin spends so much effort sharing his knowledge. We also talk about Nine Inch Nails' induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last weekend. Car Con Carne is sponsored by Happy To Meat U, Chicago's online butcher shop serving the EXACT same Prime steaks and chops that you get at local steakhouses. Get FREE next-day local delivery with my promo code: CARNE. 100% satisfaction guaranteed! Help support the people who help Car Con Carne! http://www.happytomeatu.com

1hr

11 Nov 2020

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Martin Atkins (PiL, Pigface, Killing Joke) spearheads 'scratch and sniff' music conference (Episode 490)

Car Con Carne

Musician Martin Atkins (Pigface, PiL, Killing Joke) is also an accomplished educator. This weekend, he’ll be leading the Midwest Music Expo… with a twist. It’s the world’s first “Scratch and Sniff conference,” which made me curious enough to have him on again to explain. We talk about the Expo, finding creativity and inspiration, the music industry and why Martin spends so much effort sharing his knowledge. We also talk about Nine Inch Nails' induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last weekend. Car Con Carne is sponsored by Happy To Meat U, Chicago's online butcher shop serving the EXACT same Prime steaks and chops that you get at local steakhouses. Get FREE next-day local delivery with my promo code: CARNE. 100% satisfaction guaranteed! Help support the people who help Car Con Carne! http://www.happytomeatu.com

1hr

11 Nov 2020

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GET THE *%$? INTO THIS INTERVIEW! Martin Atkins (Pigface, PiL, Killing Joke, etc.) - Episode 438

Yak Channel Podcast Network

Martin Atkins, post punk/industrial hero, educator and author, is back on Car Con Carne. His music list of credentials is stunning: Pigface. Public Image, Ltd. Killing Joke. Ministry, the Damage Manual and Nine Inch Nails. As an author, he’s written the indispensable “Tour: Smart.” “Band:Smart” and “Welcome to the Music Business: You're F**ked!.”  Martin’s an exceptional storyteller and music business thinker. This a must-listen. Thanks to C&H Financial Services for sponsoring this episode. Get the help your business needs (zero-cost payment-processing/cost effective lending/etc.) at And thanks to Happy to Meat You (), delivering delicious, premium meat affordably at the local level. Use promo code JVO to get FREE Chicago area (city/burbs) delivery this week only!

54mins

27 Aug 2020

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GET THE *%$? INTO THIS INTERVIEW! Martin Atkins (Pigface, PiL, Killing Joke, etc.) - Episode 438

Car Con Carne

Martin Atkins, post punk/industrial hero, educator and author, is back on Car Con Carne. His music list of credentials is stunning: Pigface. Public Image, Ltd. Killing Joke. Ministry, the Damage Manual and Nine Inch Nails. As an author, he’s written the indispensable “Tour: Smart.” “Band:Smart” and “Welcome to the Music Business: You're F**ked!.”  Martin’s an exceptional storyteller and music business thinker. This a must-listen. Thanks to C&H Financial Services for sponsoring this episode. Get the help your business needs (zero-cost payment-processing/cost effective lending/etc.) at https://www.chfs.us/ And thanks to Happy to Meat You (https://www.happytomeatu.com), delivering delicious, premium meat affordably at the local level. Use promo code JVO to get FREE Chicago area (city/burbs) delivery this week only!

54mins

27 Aug 2020

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EPISODE 16 - MARTIN ATKINS

Etcetera ETC with Young Southpaw

Young Southpaw talks to Martin Atkins (Pigface, PiL, Brian Brain, Killing Joke, Damage Manual, etc.) about his punk rock ethos, entrepreneurial skills, books and zoom talks, as well as Public Image Limited on American Bandstand, Commercial Zone, GG Allin, the ‘Paul McCartney clause’, and much more  https://martinatkins.bigcartel.com/products https://twitter.com/marteeeen Martin Atkins: I’ve got four drawers of board tapes, alternative mixes...So if you’re a PiL fan, I’ve got both nights in Paris, it was released as Paris Au Printemps, that was my first show. And I’ve got both nights’ board tapes. It was actually my suggestion that we release it as a live album. I’ve got both nights in Tokyo. We released one night.   [Commercial Zone] is only Keith Levene’s album in that he stole the tapes. I talk about this in one of my presentations - while we were in New York, there were 17 rolls of two-inch tape. So this is me applying - I have my Master’s Degree now, big deal, but it changes the way I look at things - so instead of just going ‘we recorded a bunch of material, it was crazy’, well how much material did we record? Okay, so I go and look at my cassette archive, there’s 17 rolls of two-inch tape. How much music fits on a roll? 32 minutes. Oh my god. So now I have a spreadsheet with all of the songs, all of the versions. There are some songs on Commercial Zone that Keith isn’t even on, that he didn’t know existed until he took the tapes.   I don’t think it’s any secret that Keith had a drug problem. Like a really serious drug problem. A really serious problem with serious drugs. We were all using speed and drinking a lot, but he was levels above. There were times...you know John [Lydon] is a magical, charismatic individual. And his charisma protected PiL. There could be 10,000 people in a room and John could stare everybody down, more effectively than security punching people. And we were protected by that. It also allowed for Keith to be not always there at shows. He’d take a two song break. And we’d just do an instrumental version, or John would just sing over bass and drums. And people would be like ‘wow, PiL, it’s crazy’. Instead of ‘hold on a minute, where’s the guitarist? I like this song.’ But we got away with it. I think less and less, but we did get away with it.   When we booked ten shows in Japan, the walls started to close in on this version of the band. There are very strict drug laws in Japan. You can’t have a Vicks inhaler. They’re illegal because they’re a stimulant. Never mind heroin. And then Paul McCartney and his band, Wings, he got off a plane with like a kilo of weed. He was in jail for 11 days. I mean, the world went mad. He was fined a million dollars, and then let go. But what happened was every Japanese promoter then retroactively inserted something called ‘the Paul McCartney clause’.... 

50mins

9 Aug 2020

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