Tag: wellbeing

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Sandbox Issue 203: The Pause Clause

Lead: The music industry has long had a “work hard, play hard” philosophy, but finally this is being seriously questioned in a brutal always-on culture where marketers are supposed to work around the clock. The work/life...
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Healthy startup life: ‘Read more books and less tweets’

When Alex Kennedy founded his own startup, he was excited about the potential. What he didn’t realise was that the ride would be an emotional and financial rollercoaster.
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Wellbeing in the music industry: ‘It’s a global myth that mental illness is a weakness’

Modern life is rubbish, as a wise Britpop band once told us. At least, it can be, if digital noise, work pressures and an always-on lifestyle start to get on top of you, or if you're not receiving good enough support for...
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AEI Group’s Diluk Dias: ‘Vilifying YouTube is like moaning about the weather or Brexit’

“I am getting pretty fucking bored of the vilification of YouTube. It’s like moaning about the weather or moaning about Brexit... We are living in a time of abundant opportunity and tech companies are putting music front...
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Help Musicians talks mental health and the music industry (interview)

Earlier this week, UK charity Help Musicians announced that it was launching the Music Minds Matter initiative to support musicians dealing with mental health issues. The organisation is putting in £100,000 – and setting...
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Instagram’s most popular user Selena Gomez has deleted its app

With 113 million Instagram followers, Selena Gomez is famously the most popular person on the photo and video-sharing app. However, it turns out she’s deleted the Instagram app from her own smartphone. “She has...
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Wellbeing: staying healthy in the music industry’s 24-7 culture

Mental health and wellbeing are increasingly prominent topics for discussion at music-industry conferences, and that's a good thing: the '24-7' culture of emails and deadlines has taken its toll on a number of friends and...
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Passion Pit frontman launching services company for artists

The frontman of Passion Pit, Michael Angelakos, is launching a company to provide legal, educational and healthcare services to musicians. Mashable, which broke the story ahead of an expected announcement this week, included...
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How can we prioritise mental health in the music industry?

For far too long, mental health issues were either totally dismissed or totally ignored by a music business that wallowed in the fact there was never an ‘off’ switch – seeing long working days and excess as part of...
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Motive Unknown boss criticises ‘toxic’ working culture

After yesterday’s widely-shared column on wellbeing within the music industry by David Emery, now marketing agency Motive Unknown’s boss Darren Hemmings has posted his own response. “Of all the people I know who work...