Touring, having festivals all around the world, working hard on Friday night, all these things will end up with one thing. Stress and Anxiety. A lot, who works on the musical field, especially on the festival site having this trouble.
Ask anyone you met who works for something like that, how was your day, you’ll get an answer for what i’m gonna say.
A new survey conducted by ticketing company and event guide Skiddle among some 520 promoters, venue operators and event organizers found that 82 percent of people working in this business are suffering with continuous levels of stress.
According to the survey:
- 67 percent of respondents said they had anxiety
- 40 percent said they had struggled with depression
- 10 percent said they developed symptoms associated with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) as a direct result of their work
- 65 percent of promoters said they frequently felt an “intense and unmanageable level of pressure”
- 47 percent said their work in music “often led to a constant feeling of anxiety and sadness”
some will say this is normal but is it?
A separate survey earlier this year by by Help Musicians UK found that of 2,000 musicians interviewed, 71% experience anxiety and 68.5% deal with depression. It’s a widespread issue that affects all corners of the music industry, and it’s taking the lives of the people closest to us.
Organizations like Help Musicians UK and attempts at general awareness like Mental Health Awareness Week are helping, but more needs to be done at an infrastructural level to help those in need.
After the death of Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington last year, Help Musicians UK launched a 24-hour helpline for anyone in the music industry. Those needing help and/or emotional support are urged to contact the Music Minds Matter line 24 hours a day, seven days a week, free of charge at 0808 802 8008.
Source – Your EDM & Help Musicians UK