NEXT EARS MEETING
AN EVENING WITH MARTIN ATKINS
AT LINCOLN HALL
TUESDAY, JANUARY 25th 8p.m.
2424 N. LINCOLN AVE. CHICAGO
Dear fellow EARS members,
We are very fortunate to have as our guest one of the most interesting and dynamic individuals working in music today, and certainly in Chicago, Martin Atkins. He is the definition of entrepreneurial activity in cultural arts endeavors. His three decades in the music business spans across genre, borders and industries. Having experience in nearly every aspect of record production and promotion has given Martin a unique perspective not only on where the music industry is currently, but where it is going in the future.
After playing drums in a variety of English bands, Martin auditioned for and subsequently joined Johnny Rotten's Public Image Limited in 1979. His first contribution to the band was co-writing and performing on the song "Bad baby" for the revered Metal box LP. After touring the world with P.i.L and contributing to several more studio albums Martin left the group in 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 350 albums and has had placements spanning from the original "Miami Vice" to Showtime's "Queer As Folk" to Robert Altman's "The Company".
Atkins wrote his book Tour:Smart in 2007 and has since spoken around the world at major industry conferences, recognized universities, and nonprofit organizations. His distinguished speaking resume includes: SXSW, Warped Tour, CMJ, New Music Seminar, Unconvention, NAMM, By:Larm, Dfest, USC, Drexel, Virginia Commonwealth University, Full Sail, Weiden + Kennedy, Chicago Cultural Center and many more.
In addition to meeting with Martin, EARS will experience the top-rate staff, full kitchen, three stocked bars, gorgeous dining room, and spectacular music hall. The meeting begins at 8p.m. but you can land at the front bar as early as 5pm. A special thanks to events coordinator Terri Champelli for helping to plug EARS into L.H. and to EARS own Member Chris Gelin who is the F.O.H. mixer there.
This is a cash bar event, but food is brought to you by EARS via Lincoln Hall's delicious menu. See you there!
Start time = 8p.m. 2424 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago