There’s a new music-focused podcast in town, and it wants to help musicians safeguard their wellbeing and health. The podcast is called Elevate Music Podcast, and it’s the result of a partnership between production firm Wisebuddah; health and wellbeing service Elevate Music; and charity Help Musicians.
The first season is due to tun to 15 episodes, covering topics including mental and vocal health; hearing problems; stage fright; drugs and alcohol; social media; and the challenge of touring.
Shaun Ryder of the Happy Mondays; Nina Nesbitt and Adam Ficek of Babyshambles are among the artists interviewed by host (and Elevate Music CEO) Lucy Heyman.
“Studies have shown that pop musicians feel unsupported in their careers with health and wellbeing issues, so this podcast is looking at the key topics that research tells us they need most help with,” she said. “We hope it will bring insight and expertise and help bridge the current gap in the provision of knowledge and resources for popular musicians,” added Help Musicians’ director of programme Claire Gevaux.
The first episode goes live on 15 July, but listeners can subscribe via this link to ensure they catch it.