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...
July 26, 2017
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...
March 17, 2017
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...
February 24, 2017
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...
February 14, 2017
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...
February 1, 2017
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...
January 10, 2017