Martin has many years’ professional experience as a songwriter, producer, performer, sound engineer, manager, promoter and DJ. As a songwriter and producer he has gained a UK number 15 chart hit and won BBC Song for Europe. He has been Head of Music at LIPA since 2001.
Martin is currently a member of UK Music Skills Academy Founders Circle a former Board member of the Brilliant Foundation Ltd; Inner City Music Ltd (The Band on The Wall) and Bury Metro Arts Association Ltd (The Met Theatre), He been active in many urban regeneration projects including aa Board membership of the £120m Chapel Street (Salford) Regeneration Partnership Board, as a former member of Merseyside Music Development Agency and he led an Arts Lottery funded project and feasibility study into a North West Regional Centre for Popular Music in 1998.
In 2014, he hosted conference and published research commissioned by the Higher Education Academy ‘Sounding out Songwriting in Higher Education– Teaching and assessment of songwriting in higher education’ and is currently finalising a PhD by Professional Practice entitled ‘A Songwriting Manifesto’ centred on his song-writing and related music industry practice.