Tag: wellbeing

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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...