Survey shows 73% of musicians have experienced mental health issues

A recent survey from the Record Union concluded that 73% of independent musicians have experienced negative emotions throughout their career. The news follows a more trending awareness on mental health issues within the industry, following the death of Avicii in April 2018.

The industry has since moved to make sure artists feel supported, with Axtone star D.O.D dedicating all profits from his ADE event to mental health charity MIND last Autumn, and Klas Bergling – father of Tim – recently discussing the topic at this year’s International Music Summit (IMS) in Ibiza. 

With 33% of those surveyed having panic attacks as a result, the musicians who took part in the study said that the causes of this included fear of failure, financial instability and pressure to succeed. With the music industry working hard to ease pressure on producers and DJs, UK events company ‘The EVENT’ have also moved to donate all profits from ticket sales for their upcoming party next month to mental health charity MIND.

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