Last year, we reported on a study by distributor Record Union into mental health and wellbeing for independent musicians. The results made for concerning reading.
Now the company is launching something new as a result: a ‘wellness starter pack’ which it describes as a “toolbox for wellbeing” aimed at musicians. It’s a collection of videos focusing on five topics: sleep, positivity, mindfulness, exercise and nutrition, roping in a variety of experts for each category to offer musicians their tips on staying healthy.
The videos are accompanied by a collection of blog posts offering more advice and encouragement around these areas. “If we, by providing concrete information and tangible tools, could help just a few artists to prioritise and take better care of their mental wellbeing, I believe we will have succeeded,” hopes CEO Johan Svanberg.