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How mental health has become a talking point of the music industry

News: 18th May 2016 by Louise Dodgson under Artist Managers, Creative & Branding, Finance, Law & Music Business, Live, Media, Music Publishing, Music Training & Careers, Record Labels, Recording & Production, Selling & Distributing Your Music

A successful music career often seem to go hand in hand with being a tortured artist and is often attributed to too much drink, drugs and rock & roll tendencies. But mental health has recently become quite a talking point in the music industry, and rightfully so. Last year dubstep producer Benga spoke out about his struggles with bipolar disorder, and most recently Bill Ryder Jones of The Coral and Robert Harvey of The Music talk have taken part in short film highlighting the struggles they faced at the peak of their careers. 

Facing these issues head on and openly talking about them is, of course, a huge step in the right direction for the artists in question, and also a ray of light to other musicians who feel the same. A number of organisations and support networks are available to musicians with mental health issues - take a look at the articles below for more information on the topic.

Related Links

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/may/17/mental-health-awareness-week-music-industry-managers-forum

http://noisey.vice.com/en_uk/noisey-specials/a-light-went-out-a-short-film-about-mental-health-in-the-music-industry

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/oct/02/dubstep-dj-producer-benga-mental-illness

http://musicsupport.org/

https://www.helpmusicians.org.uk/news/latest-news/a-busy-week-for-the-music-industry-and-mental-health


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mental health music industry, help for musicians mental health, music support mental health, mental health awareness week

 

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