Elevate Music: New Podcast Discusses Music and Wellbeing

Elevate Music Podcast will explore mental health and wellbeing issues faced by those in the music industry

Elevate Music: New Podcast Discusses Music and Wellbeing

The podcast will cover health and wellbeing issues that face musicians, with guests such as Miles Kane, Shaun Ryder and Ayanna Witter-Johnson.

Elevate Music Podcast was launched earlier this month and focusses on the health and wellbeing issues surrounding musicians, offering advice on useful support resources. The podcast aims to educate its listeners on how to approach and help such problems, through interviews with health professionals and musicians. 

So far, two episodes have been released, with thirteen more planned, each dealing with a different theme, including issues such as substance abuse, social media, hearing issues, stage fright and the challenges of touring, among others. 

Music industry researcher and vocal coach Lucy Heyman is the podcast host and in the first episode, she spoke with Adam Ficek, psychotherapist and Babyshambles drummer, about his transition to success with a high profile act and the need for access to support within the music industry. Also featured in the episode is Joe Hastings, Head of Health and Welfare at Help Musicians UK, who discussed a range of mental health services available to musicians, including The British Association of Performing Arts Medicine and Music Minds Matter, two organisations that specialise in facilitating support to artists and performers. 

Episode two features Miles Kane of The Last Shadow Puppets, with future guests including Scottish songwriter Nina Nesbitt and cellist and singer Ayanna Witter-Johnson. 

Podcast host Lucy Heyman commented on the need for the podcast within the industry: 

Studies have shown that pop musicians feel unsupported in their careers with health and wellbeing issues, so this podcast is looking at the key topics that research tells us they need most help with. The podcast, along with the other services that Elevate Music provides, is initiating a much-needed crisis-prevention model within the industry to try and stop issues from impacting on musicians’ health in the future. 

The podcast was formed by content company Wisebuddah, health and wellbeing service Elevate Music and independent music charity Help Musicians.

To listen to the podcast on Spotify, visit: https://spoti.fi/32Qf9cX

Published on 25 July 2019


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