The Musicians' Association of Seattle hosts a FREE TOUR:Smart seminar featuring Martin Atkins
The world of touring musicians is filled with dangers, obstacles, and roadblocks, both literal and metaphorical. Join TOUR:Smart and Break the Band author Martin Atkins for a candid and hilarious discussion of what bands can do to beat the odds and survive on the road intact.
“ATTENTION ROCK BANDS: THIS IS YOUR OWNER’S MANUAL” – Joel Selvin (Senior Pop Critic, San Francisco Chronicle)
For over three decades, Martin Atkins has been at the cutting edge of where the entertainment industry is and where it's headed, whether through his work with Johnny Rotten's band, Public Image Limited, playing with Nine Inch Nails, touring the world with his own band, Pigface, or working with Beijing's emerging indie rock scene. Martin was a member of Public Image Ltd and Killing Joke, has contributed to Nine Inch Nails and Ministry and founded industrial supergroup Pigface, The Damage Manual, and Murder Inc. Martin is a producer, drummer, documentary film maker, DJ, professor (Madison Media Institute, Columbia College) and most recently started his own entrepreneurial school, revolution number three. He has been organizing, booking, and managing multi-band package tours for over a decade. In discussing his definitive book on touring, Martin will not only share valuable insight into his methods on booking and touring, but also a discussion of mistakes and failures.
You will learn:
• how to get more people to come to your shows
• how to market oneself as a musician
• time-tested industry tips & techniques
• and much more
Martin's agenda will cover:
• strategies for successful touring in the US
• the state of the music industry
• why you must book yourself
• questions from the audience
If you want to thrive - not just survive - as an artist you can't afford to miss this informative and entertaining event.
See Martin speak:
About AFM - Musicians Assoc. of Seattle:
Phone: (206) 441-7600
Mission Statement of the Musicians Assoc. of Seattle:
Local 76-493 is a membership organization, administered by elected officers and an elected board of directors. We are musicians. Our goals are to communicate to each other about workplace needs, professional desires and collective power; educate each other about our rights, responsibilities and union power; to facilitate obtaining those rights in our lives; to organize for collective bargaining; and to raise the publics’ awareness of the value of music and musicians.