On World Mental Health Day, MusiCares has announced a new Wellness in Music survey. This new survey will help the organization to assess the music community’s mental health.
According to the announcement (October 10), this new annual survey will help the organization to assess the music community’s wellness & mental health to better inform MusiCares of the needs facing their clients. The survey will be live from October 10 to November 9, 2020. The survey results will be released in early 2021.
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The announcement reads, “As we settle into month seven of the global pandemic, MusiCares is asking music professionals with 5+ years of experience to share their honest realities, especially as it relates to their overall mental and physical health and wellness”.
As the coronavirus pandemic set in, it established MusiCares COVID-19 Relief to help music people impacted by the pandemic and facing crisis due to loss of work, medical diagnosis, the threat of eviction, and other personal emergencies. MusiCares(Recording Academy) has donated millions of dollars to support the health of music people since it was founded in 1989.
The relief efforts have helped more than 19,000 music industry artists and professionals and distributed more than $20 million — making this the most recipients assisted for any single relief effort in MusiCares’ history.
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“Our goal is to learn how different aspects of being a music professional relate to overall well-being and mental health,” the introduction to the survey reads. “This is a voluntary survey and all of your responses are strictly confidential. The results of the survey will be used better to inform MusiCares of the needs of their clients and to further understand and communicate the issues impacting the lives and careers of music professionals.”