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 (1979-1985) and Killing Joke. He founded industrial super group Pigface, The Damage Manual, and Murder Inc., and has contributed to Nine Inch Nails and Ministry during their most celebated periods. He is the owner of Invisible Records (est. 1988), founder of the Museum Of Post Punk and Industrial Music in Chicago (2021), The creator of GTFOOB coffee with Dark Matter Coffee and is the author of 3 books on the Music Business including Tour:Smart.
Martin is also the coordinator of Music Industry Studies at Millikin University in Decatur IL. In addition, he is also 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!