Mental Health in the Music Industry

Working in promotions isn't easy. To discover more about the challenges and obstacles promoters face, we recently conducted a survey that focused on the effect this role has on health, relationships and happiness.

The response to this survey was astronomical and it's clear that the majority of promoters feel their mental health and wellbeing is dramatically affected by their work in the events industry.

It's now time to discuss the results as a whole to see what we - and the industry - can do to improve things for this often misunderstood and underrated profession.

After running a festival for a couple of years, the workload this year ended up depressing me to a level that I had suicidal thoughts and thoughts of self harm, especially after the festival was over.

A couple of months later I then had panic attacks when thinking about starting the process again, and decided to go on hiatus instead.