Friday, October 16, 2009

MUSICIANS: This is how you do DIY

Posted on Fri, Oct 16, 2009 at 4:31 PM

If anyone knows the ins and outs of making a sustainable career in underground music, it's Martin Atkins. Homeboy's portfolio includes stints in bands like Public Image Limited, Pigface, Killing Joke, NIN, Ministry and Revolting Cocks, who happen to be playing Firestone Live next Wednesday (yeeeehaaawww!), the particulars of which I've lovingly detailed for you here.

Armed with all that knowledge, Atkins has been on an acclaimed mission to spread the straight dope to musical hopefuls like you through book and lecture. And he's making a stop in Orlando on Sunday (Oct. 18) at Taste with his "Tour: Smart" lecture. Full deets here.

Expect straight talk from this guy, delivered with knowledge, and FOR FREE!

Here's the press release:

FREE Tour:Smart Seminar coming to Taste

"If you KNOW that you're fucked then you're not. If you think that you're not, then you are." - Martin Atkins

These zen-like words of wisdom come from one of the music and art industry's most outspoken contributors, Martin Atkins. Martin will be giving a free seminar at Taste in Orlando. For over three decades Martin 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.

In 60 minutes you will learn:

** Time-tested industry tips & techniques **

** How to market oneself as a musician **

** How to get more people to come to your shows **

and much more!!

Who should attend?

Anyone interested in learning the latest music marketing techniques successful musicians use in the US to build a buzz, grow their audience, and sell more CDs.

Who should NOT attend?

Anyone who thinks they know it all.

Agenda will cover:

  • State of industry
  • Strategies for successful touring in the US

  • Why you must book yourself
  • Marketing
  • Packaging
  • Questions from the audience

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