Posts tagged mental health
LUNA MAY Delivers An Important Message on 'Aftermath'

Meet LUNA MAY. a rising Australian Artist and Songwriter, she's already clocked more than 30 million listeners on Spotify and picked up the support of imprints such as Future Classic, Dim Mak and TMRW Music. Her incredible vocals talents and poetic songwriting abilities have led her to be in demand for features for the likes of GANZ, Palais and BUNT, now she continues to define her own sound with her powerful second single "Aftermath".

Having spent many years lending her talents to others, in 2018 she found a voice of her own with the launch of her first single as LUNA MAY. with "Silly Boys", the track was featured by Future Classic as one of there "Recommends" and has since picked up almost a quarter of a million streams on Spotify. Now she returns with "Aftermath" a song that confronts the struggle of depression and mental health with a deeper meaning, and through it she not only serves up an awe inspiring performance built on expertly crafted production but she also delivers an important and powerful message around the impact of suicide on those left behind in the ‘Aftermath’.

The song was released via Inertia Access last week, if you’re unfamiliar with them it’s the home of acts such as Jai Wolf and Feki and the Australian home for Bjork, Bon Iver, Ciggarettes After Sex, M83 and many more.


UK Based Nonprofit Takes On Mental Health In The Music Industry
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Mental health is all too often treated as a taboo subject, especially in the music industry.  Mental health issues have hit the music world hard, with the recent loss of legends like Chester Bennington and Avicii to suicide.  To combat mental illnesses’s devastating affect on the industry, non-profit Help Musicians UK has launched a mental health helpline.  The line, part of the recently launched “Music Minds Matter” campaign, is meant for all music industry workers in need of mental health related help or advice.  The line isn’t just limited to musicians, it’s also meant to help tour crew, managers, label professionals, mixers / masterers and anyone else working in the industry.  Since launching the help line over a year ago, Help Musicians UK has assisted people from every aspect of the industry. 

The helpline can be reached at 0808 802 8008, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  

Recent studies suggest that those affiliated with the music industry are affected by mental illness at a higher rate than others.  A 2016 study by the University of Westminster found that 71% of the 2,211 musicians surveyed had experienced  panic attacks and/or high levels of anxiety, and 68% reported experiencing depression.  Possibly more troubling is the survey’s finding that of those who said they experienced mental health issues, only 30% said they had sought help.  Organizations like Help Musicians UK are looking to change that, by encouraging those working as musicians or in the industry to reach out for help. 

To get help, you can call their hotline or visit their website at https://www.musicmindsmatter.org.uk/get-help.