Martin Atkins = Indie Music Space's Jesus
I saw you at the Chicago Networking 101 event and I laughed so hard, I almost peed myself! Thanks so much for your insight.
Your session was wildly entertaining and incredibly informative, and is one of the best panels that I have ever attended.
Thanks again for making the trip to Halifax for the Pop Explosion. Your talk was fantastic. The first standing ovation for a key note in the history of Pop Explosion.
The Conference this year was the most well-attended in the five years we've been running it. And that's the first time I've seen a keynote get a (well-deserved!!) standing O. Your talk was entertaining, informative, and best of all, useful!!
Halifax Pop Explosion Association
Western civilization needs you.... You are brilliant.
Best guidance I've seen for emerging musical artists. It is brutally honest, remarkably wise, and extremely helpful.
Heard you were fantastic! Jim Riswold thinks you are a bloody genius. Who am I to argue. Wish like hell I could have been there!
Wieden + Kennedy
Best Panel at SXSW 2010
I just (finally) finished the book and loved every bit of it. I think it should be required reading for every event planner on earth, not just music!
One of the best books on the logistics and strategy of street, local and band marketing
“One of the best student presentations I have heard in 17 years at WIU”
“Having been a part of seminal bands like Pigface, Nine Inch Nails, Ministry, Killing Joke, Public Image Limited, when Atkins talks about the business of music, people listen”
“A vital repository of hard-learned lessons and essential pointers.”
“Four Stars! One of the year’s essential books.”
“The bible of touring”
“The best book ever written about touring (and more).”
“Four Stars! The ultimate touring manual….”
“ATTENTION ROCK BANDS: THIS IS YOUR OWNER’S MANUAL”
Senior Pop Critic, San Francisco Chronicle
“Martin Atkins is the best speaker on the planet”
Chicago Music Commission
“The first two day seminar was $400 - I got my money’s worth in the first five minutes”
2005 Seminar Attendee
“Thank you for keeping even the most sleep deprived of us awake and paying attention at NMS! Your power point was over the top!”
New Music Seminar (CEO, Tommy Boy Entertainment)
“With their chic spectacles and slick audio-visuals, [Jarvis] Cocker and [Martin] Atkins joined a list of rockers who have made the transition from the stage to the lecture circuit, including David Byrne, Lou Reed and Brian Eno.”
“Martin Atkins emanates aggressive wit and wears his punk-rock DIY street cred on both sleeves. He is deeply funny — but don’t let the entertaining presentation fool you. He has serious insight into the psyche of the performer. If you want to go out on tour and come back with some of your dignity and sanity intact, listen to this guy.”
Dr. Mike Jolkovski
Psychologist & Consultant to musicians