Help Musicians turns Music Minds Matter into single-focus charity


At a time of renewed discussion about musicians’ mental health and the twin pressures of touring and social media, the value of UK-based charity Help Musicians has been clearer than ever. Now it’s expanding its Music Minds Matter support program into a standalone ‘single-focus’ charity of the same name.

“Creation of the new charity will mean all fundraising income generated for mental health by the charity is solely dedicated towards improving mental health,” said Help Musicians as it announced the plans, while revealing that calls to the Music Minds Matter support line have risen by 30% this year.

AFEM CEO Silvia Montello will be the first chair of Music Minds Matter, with a board of executives drawn from FUGA, PPL, United Talent Agency, Utopia Music, Amazon Music and Warner Music International.

“With the full backing of the Help Musicians team and resources, the Music Minds Matter Board will have the freedom to drive forward our work on mental health, so we can reach more of those who need our support, and build vital partnership right across the music industry,” said Help Musicians CEO James Ainscough.

Written by: Stuart Dredge