With a combined 50 years’ experience in the music industry, the team behind Brighton Sound Social recognise how difficult it can be to get a decent work life balance.
Artists, producers, managers and anyone connected to the music industry can find it tough mentally, when dealing with the range of various aspects of how the music industry can challenge you on a day to day basis.
Whether you are facing time constraints or motivational challenges. You may find it tough mentally pitching yourself against other artists and peers within the industry who may be doing better than you in your eyes. Dealing with financial issues, and other aspects of being self-employed. You may have health problems or suffer from depression or mental health problems due to a lack of work coming in after losing a contract, or the stress of generally looking for work and selling yourself well enough in the process. Or you may just find that there are personal challenges which you are finding difficult to stop them getting in the way of your creative work life.
Whatever the challenges you are currently facing you want to know there are people who can help you by giving immediate advice, and to point you in the right direction for further support when things become too overwhelming.
LET US HELP YOU
As a member of Brighton Sound Social you have access to help and advice as part of your free membership. We’ve teamed up with Help Musicians UK and Music Minds Matter to bring you the best online advice, backed up with a series of case studies and a 24-hour advice line for when you need extra help and support.
Got an idea you need help with? There is also more detail about help and financial support for a project or idea you want to get off the ground. You can also download the information PDF’s and case studies to get further information on other artists’ stories.
Check out all the information on this page and if you need any further assistance simply contact the teams using the contact information on this page and they can give you further assistance with a range of different challenges you may be facing.
HELP MUSICIANS UK
HMUK is Britain’s leading independent music charity. Since 1921, the charity has provided help, support and opportunities to empower musicians at all stages of their lives. HMUK’s mission is to create a sustainable future for all musicians within the industry, and to work in partnership to transform the music industry through advocacy, campaigning, programmes and targeted investment for all those within it.
MUSIC MINDS MATTER
The #MusicMindsMatter campaign was announced in July 2017. It is HMUK’s campaign to launch a mental health support line and service for those working in music.
During 2016, HMUK experienced a 22% increase in requests for help from musicians across the UK, and in total, the charity spent £1.9 million helping these musicians through direct and indirect financial support.
With just under £1 million committed by HMUK over the next four years, the charity is calling for ‘arm in arm’ support from the industry and philanthropists.
Once successfully implemented in the UK, the charity has ambitions to roll out the service with global partners in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
NEED HELP & SUPPORT?
Launched in December 2017, Music Minds Matter is the music industry’s most comprehensive service yet. Linking advice, signposting, clinical pathways and professional therapeutic services to Help Musicians UK’s (HMUK) traditional grants for musicians in need.
With 97 years of experience, the team understands the complexity of working in music, and recognises the need for support to reflect the nature and unique challenges those in the industry can face.
Do you need help and advice? If you want someone to talk to, or even explore avenues for ongoing support, get in touch, anytime. The team are there to help.
You call also access Music Minds Matter by emailing, MMM@helpmusicians.org.uk
(please note a 48-hour turnaround). Operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Music Minds Matter is a support line and service for the whole UK music community.
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