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A guide to mental health in the electronic music industry for artist managers

Organisation: Mind


Working in the electronic music industry can be very rewarding and offers many opportunities; however, it can come with a set of unique pressures. These include long hours, high stress, a higher incidence of drugs and alcohol abuse, isolation and insecure work. Working as an artist manager, you have to consider the wellbeing of your clients, as well as your own mental health.

This guide written by Mind, with industry insiders Ninja Tune, Paradigm, Percolate Music and Poly, is designed to help artist managers to cope with these responsibilities.

The PDF includes advice on helping your artists to:

  • Set healthy boundaries,
  • Tackle drug and alcohol abuse,
  • Understand imposter syndrome,
  • Cope with working away from home,
  • and other topics relevant to your industry.

It also includes problems that might be specific to your job role. For example, the problem of feeling like you have to sacrifice your own needs to keep others happy, or feeling like you have too much control over somebody else. You can find links at the bottom of the PDF for more support with your concerns.

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