DRUGS: Tackling Addiction In The Music Community

Following last year’s focus on mental health during CMU@TGE, this year we tackle addiction in the music community head on, exploring how the rock n roll lifestyle can take its toll.

CMU’s Andy Malt talks to artists about their own experiences, and their subsquent work assessing and promoting the support mechanisms open to those battling addiction, with Simon Mason, author of ‘Too High Too Far Too Soon’, and Jon Stewart, Course Leader at BIMM Brighton.

Fiona McGugan from the Music Managers Forum will then lead a conversation about how the music industry can better support those facing addiction issues; the role of artist management and other business partners in safeguarding the mental health of musicians; and schemes and initiatives – past, present and future – that could better support everyone working in music.

This session is part of The Drugs Conference presented by CMU Insights and supported by Help Musicians UK.