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Research: The music industry can strengthen musicians well-being through communities and collaboration

Collaboration, community, and education – these are the key themes of the recommendations resulting from a research study on the mental health and well-being of music creators in Denmark. Spearheaded by the Partnership for Sustainable Development in Music, efforts are now underway to translate these recommendations into tangible initiatives. In spring 2023, a research-based study focusing on mental health and …

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Research results and recommendations to the music industry presented at SPOT+

In collaboration with senior researcher Dr. Sally Anne Gross , the partnership presents results and recommendations from the research report ‘When Music Speaks’ about mental health and wellbeing in the Danish music industry Friday, May 3rd at 10:00 AM at SPOT+. Under the theme ‘Let’s Talk Mental Health, Representation & Sustainability’, the Partnership for Sustainable Development in Music and senior …

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New findings in research on the mental health of musicians

A new sub-report from the extensive collaboration between the partnership and the University of Westminster evaluates the impact of health and well-being interventions in the music industry. Among the most effective models are therapeutic models and peer support. The purpose of the study, which has been ongoing since spring 2023, is to establish a solid knowledge base for the industry …

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Now it’s time to report on Equal Access

Retrieve your key figures and get ready. On February 19, we start the annual digital reporting on the Code of Conduct for Equal Access in Music for all partners. The purpose is to build a joint industry report that measures and benchmarks the industry’s progress in creating equal access. As a partner to the partnership, your commit to report on …

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The partnership is supported by Velliv Foreningen

The partnership receives generous support from Velliv Foreningen for its efforts to uncover challenges and find solutions that can strengthen well-being in the music industry. The grant from Velliv Foreningen supports our research project on mental health and well-being, titled ‘When Music Speaks,’ conducted in collaboration with researchers from University of Westminster. Velliv Foreningen specifically supports the second half of …

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New Research: Musicians struggle significantly with well-being

New research has established that the well-being and mental health of Danish creative and performing musicians are far worse than in the general population. This study is the first step in identifying specific solutions for a healthier music industry. It was initiated by the Partnership for Sustainable Development in Music. In recent years, we have often encountered personal accounts and …

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The Partnership for Sustainable Development in Music presents at SPOT+

This year’s SPOT+ conference zoomed in on sustainability through inspiring presentations from a range of industry experts. The presentations were facilitated by the The Partnership for Sustainable Development in Music, Grønnere Musik and Another Life, in collaboration with Promus. On Friday morning at SPOT+, the event began by addressing a sensitive topic: mental health and well-being in the music industry. …

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A new major study on mental health and well-being in the Danish music industry was launched today

Today, an ambitious research-based study on the mental health and well-being of musicians and music makers in Denmark has been launched. The study aims to identify solutions and initiatives that can improve well-being in an industry known for its challenging working conditions, which can have fatal consequences. The study is being conducted by an experienced research team from the University …

Mental health and well-being in music

Mental health and well-being in music

We work to promote mental health and well-being in music and to ensure a healthy industry where everyone can thrive. A central challenge for music organisations and companies is to identify the interventions that are best suited to create the necessary structural changes in the industry. In the Spring of 2023, the Partnership for Sustainable Development in Music has launched …