In episode 52 of the ‘Let’s Talk Mental Health’ podcast I am joined by Dr George Musgrave who is not only a senior lecturer at Westminster and Goldsmiths University of London, but also a successful music artist in his own right.
As part of his research George has just released his latest book titled “Can Music Make You Sick, Measuring The Price Of Musical Ambition” where he has taken his research into mental health and the music industry and published it along with his co-author Sally Anne Gross.
In this episode we dive into George’s research and discuss some of his findings but also comparisons with his own experiences in the music industry.
Together we explore the systemic problems of an industry including finances, exposure, agency and much more. Whether you have experience with the music industry or not I’m sure you will learn a lot from what George has to share, especially around the duality of music.
How for many it brings them comfort and yet often for the artist the industry brings them the exact opposite.
I highly recommend you get hold of George’s book which you can buy on Amazon or download a free digital version below.
Amazon: Can Music Make You Sick – https://amzn.to/3kb4XD2
If you have any questions for George or want to keep up with his latest work you can follow him on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/drgmusgrave
This Podcast was originally recorded for YouTube which you can watch using this link here:
The concept for “Let’s Talk Mental Health” is quite straight forward. To chat with my guest in a neutral comfortable environment where we can be open and honest about mental health issues and talk about our own experiences.
Men need to talk more about Mental Health and this series is looking to address that by showcasing what others have been through and highlighting that vulnerability is a strength.