We want to create a healthier music climate with healthier artists. We believe that every artist should be able to make music and feel good doing it. Therefore, we have created The Wellness Starter Pack – a toolbox for wellbeing – together with industry experts, with music makers in mind.
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Together with industry experts we explore the impact that sleep, positivity, mindfulness, exercise, and nutrition have on your mental health. Our hope is that we can provide you some legitimate, science-based, and concrete information as well as tangible tools, that can help you prioritize and take better care of your mental wellbeing.
Watch the videos below to find out more.
If you have a medical emergency, we encourage you to call your doctor or an emergency service immediately. Check our list of helplines to find a service near you.
The music industry is a late-night industry, with an inconsistent and unpredictable schedule. Learn more
As a modern music maker, you need to be active on social media, a place often filled with notorious trolls. Learn more
The music industry is incredibly competitive and higher stakes often evoke strong emotions. Learn more
As a music maker, you could easily spend entire days in the studio without raising your heartbeat once. Learn more
When you’re in an-all day session, doing a late-night gig, or a cross-country tour and hunger steps in, it’s quite easy to go for what’s quick and..yeah, easy. Learn more
View extended expert interviews or read more articles on our blog.
If you have a medical emergency, call your doctor or an emergency service immediately. We have also put together a list of helplines for different countries.
PhD in Applied Cognition & CEO of Sonic Sleep Coach
Dan Gartenberg is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Penn State University and the founder of Sonic Sleep Coach, an app that aims to help its users to get more sleep. Read more
CEO & Co-founder of 29k
Erik Fernholm has an academic background in Cognitive Neuroscience and Happiness Research. Read more
Psychiatrist and Neuroscientist
Dr. Jud Brewer MD PhD is one of the world’s leading experts in habit formation and change. Read more
PhD in Medicine
Dr. Joseph Firth completed his PhD at the University of Manchester (UK), examining the benefits of physical exercise as a treatment for young people with psychosis. Read more
Dr. Lina Begdache is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health and Wellness at Binghamton University, New York. Read more
Download, print and personalize The Wellness Schedule with takeaways from The Wellness Starter Pack.
Why should we talk about mental health? Watch the video or scroll down to find out more.
The music industry has traditionally defined success on commercial grounds. To be deemed successful, artists must reach high streaming and touring goals. It has always been money first. But in this pursuit of “success”, many artists have found the pressure to succeed and the fear of failure too overwhelming.
In a recent study, 73 percent of independent music makers said that they have experienced symptoms of mental illness in relation to their music creation. When the music makers were asked if they prioritize their mental health and wellbeing, this is what they said:
Record Union wants to create a healthier music climate with healthier artists. It is our belief that every artist should be able to make music and feel good doing it. This is why we, in an attempt to lower the barriers to greater wellbeing, have created The Wellness Starter Pack.
Record Union has helped independent music makers to release their music to the world for more than ten years. By providing digital music distribution we are aiming at strengthening the independent community and making the music industry more democratic, accessible and transparent for the many, not just the few.
We have been playing an active part in breaking down technical barriers, which has led to new opportunities for independent music makers to get their music heard and acknowledged.
By combining our love and understanding for music with technical and data driven solutions, we will continue our work to break down more barriers within the music industry, in order to reach our vision to support and enable the full potential of every music maker in the world.
Want to join the Record Union family and become an independent music maker yourself?
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