Chris Eckman is an American musician, composer, producer, educator and label owner of Glitterbeat Records. His band The Walkabouts was signed to Sub Pop and Virgin Records in the '90's and he has collaboratored with Brian Eno, The Tindersticks, members of R.E.M and Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds and Dirtmusic. Eckman has produced over 30 albums for esteemed international musicians like Tamikrest, Aziza Brahim and Bassekou Kouyaté, and released albums from Altin Gun, Lina Raul Refree, Edikanfo, and Gaye Su Akyol, securing WOMEX's Label Award five years in a row.

You can hear Chris speak as part of a panel on music business on Wednesday, 29th of September in MAO.