Martin started his music career in 1986 as Ents Manager at Loughborough Students Union, before taking a job at Solo Agency booking shows and tours for a wide variety of major and developing acts. After 8 years as an agent he moved into marketing, as general manager of Revolution Promotions, before a brief foray into running a film marketing company. Returning fully to music he set up 1917 Corp, working closely with music colleges in developing new artists for major labels as well as working on music for a number of films. For the last 12 years Martin has been an artist manager and currently represents 3 acts: punk legend Pauline Murray and her band Penetration, singer Bo Bruce and World Superbikes Champion turned TV pundit and rock singer James Toseland. In 2021 Martin completed an MA that focused on management structures in the modern music industry, and is currently delivering lectures and courses on the business in a variety of institutions, as well as running his consultancy for new artists, Rockstar101. He is a lifelong Leicester City fan, and boasts an encyclopaedic knowledge of British punk and new wave.

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