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“Genius idea” – Nemesis to go live journal

“Martin Atkins is running probably the best Kickstarter campaign ever…..hilariously brilliant!” Jagoff

“Not just your average Kickstarter campaign.” – Indie Ambassador

Just for watching the video, you can get a FREE copy of my second book: Welcome to the Music business, You’re Fucked.

I like that Tour:Smart has made a difference – but I’ve been asked a LOT over the last few years on the road – why not create another book that starts at the very beginning of an artists journey?

Over the last few years I’ve been working on making Band:Smart as good as I can get it ( in its 71st revision) it addresses all aspects of being an artist, from starting out all the way through creating the entity (whatever it is); through the first shows, the writing, the recording, the packaging, the merchandising, the problems, the labels – why / why not, the people, the ups, the downs, and the ins and the outs (that wasn’t a sex reference until I made this comment) kind of like a d.i.y. bible, a d-i-why-ble?

The establishment, the labels, academia, the old school, the old guard, the what-evers……fuck ‘em – and there’s the most important fuck of all.

Whatever it takes……




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March 13, 2012

It’s SXSW time again – it seems that this year there is more FRENZY – the big boys have now latched on to it and, ugh, CNN is there.I say UGH but you know I’m going to be walking past them carrying a copy of Tour:Smart in front of me dontcha – so let me just bust myself in the face right there.

I’m looking forwards to seeing a BUNCH of people down there. My speaking event is on Wednesday at 12:30 and, as much as it seems strange that so many people are converging on Austin for this week – it feels pretty strange to be a featured speaker too. Somewhere in amongst all of it there is still the spark of what this is all about – meeting people, making connections – not necessarily business networking – i mean CONNECTIONS. Discovering stuff you like and things you don’t. Its awesome to be able to bring students down there and watch them realise how many people are in this business and how many more want to get into it (thanks Madison Media Institute for letting us do that) like taking the kids to Disneyland in a way. I’m interviewing Ian Astbury on Saturday somewhere and signing books on Thursday. There are scheduled mentoring sessions too – but if you see me on the street somewhere, grab me and stop me, i’m happy to sit and chat and help you work some things out if you need it.
Peace Love Respect.

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New Events

September 8, 2011

What an insanely busy time. It seems like I say that a lot, but it really is. Lots of events and more and more going on in Madison – some new classes and bonus sessions at Madison Media Institute (the fall semester starts in a couple of weeks), guest lecturing at a high school just […]

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Martin in the Los Angeles Times!

March 24, 2011

Take a look at this LA Times SXSW article featuring Martin! Tweet This Post

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A 15 ft Robot? Hell yeah!!!

March 17, 2011

Check out this article about SXSW 2011 and get a look at the awesome band-made robot used in Martin’s lecture HERE! Tweet This Post

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Check out the blog!

February 23, 2011

Check out our blog section to find out how you can become more involved with Tour:Smart and maybe even get your band featured on the Tour:Smart website! Tweet This Post

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