Welcome To The Music Business…. You’re FUCKED!

wttmbyf-01 “Well, there are 101 ways to get fucked in this business – the more you are aware of – the better off you’ll be. Right? This is a very dangerous world and when you come un-stuck it isn’t always just “aw shucks that was wild” it could be bankruptcy, loss of friendships, divorce, death, you might end up in a cover band.” – says Martin Atkins and he continue: “It’s a little bit Disney, a little bit Tarantino….two conflicting ideas, the yin, the yang, two halves making a black hole battling it out in the tumble dryer with someones severed foot.”
Martin Clive Atkins (born 3 August 1959, Coventry, England) is an English drummer and session musician, probably best known for his work in post-punk and industrial groups including Public Image Ltd (PiL), Ministry, Nine Inch Nails, Pigface, Killing Joke, and his murderous projects such as the industrial supergroup Pigface, The Damage Manual, and Murder Inc.
Martin Atkins is the definition of entrepreneurial activity in cultural arts endeavors, his 30+ years in the music business spans across genres and borders and industries.
He is the owner of Invisible Records and Mattress Factory Recording Studios (est. 1988). He is the author of Tour:Smart, a Suicide Girls columnist, taught at Columbia College Chicago for six years and currently teaches Madison Media Institute. Martin is a producer, drummer, documentary film maker, DJ, and father of four.
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Your Band Is A Virus! by James Moore [Expanded Edition]

your-band-is-a-virus Music business it’s a bitch. The worst type of. And only getting worst. Don’t matter what and how you play, don’t matter anymore how creative and innovative you are, but who you know, eventually, who’s ass you’re willing to kiss and how deep you’re willing to enter your tongue. Brutal? Welcome to the real world.
As a struggling artist for decades now, both trying to sell my visuals and my music, I know how unfriendly and impenetrable these industries are. Back in the 80s and 90s the record labels were like some distant planets for most of the bands, with the incredible growth of the internet and the now theoretically unlimited possibilities of DIY, the parameters are changed, but pushing through your work, still seems to be a hard nut to crack and not everybody succeeding. And well, when almost everybody’s singing, it’s kind of logical that nobody’s left to listen…
In this complicated and complex word of the music industry James Moore offers a bible of things to do to promote and push through your band; a step by step guide to bring to the surface your band and make it viral. But as James pointing out right from the beginning “you can bet there will be work”. Read more Your Band Is A Virus! by James Moore [Expanded Edition]