The support line has come about on the back of the research project “Can Music Make You Sick?” carried out by Westminster researchers Sally-Anne Gross and Dr George Musgrave. It is the largest known academic study into mental health and the music industry. The research identified a need for professional mental health services that are affordable and easy to access for musicians.
Beside coverage from Sky News, an article for NME praised Music Minds Matter as a service for improving the general mental health within the British music industry. “The music industry is in such need of a service like this. It’s about time we had a service that is always there for people, one that really caters to the myriad of mental health challenges and complexities that musicians and people in the music industry face,” Nadine Shah of Music Minds Matter said in the piece.
An article for Resident Advisor comments on the “Can Music Make You Sick?” research project, stating that the need for Music Minds Matter comes from different factors within the industry such as poor working conditions and lack of recognition. Also, TeamRock reiterated that the research is the world’s largest academic study into music and mental health.