The bustling music industry is powered by numbers of people in a variety of roles. Many have found a way to achieve a healthy work/life balance, however most find themselves experiencing difficulty sustaining a living, anti-social working hours, exhaustion, and the inability to manage their time and plan the future.

While we celebrate the success of those at the top of their game many people on every level of the music industry are plagued by a lack of recognition for their work, making comparisons between themselves and those who are more successful, and tend to form their self worth by welding their career and personal identity together.

In 2016, over 2000 participants took part in anindustry-wide survey for one of the largest known studies into wellbeing in the industry.

The survey found that:

71.1% of all participants believed they had experienced panic attacks and/or high levels of anxiety.

68.5% reported they had experienced depression.

And 30% claimed they would be very likely to, or had already sought help.

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Deb McKoy