Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Head music

Last month I wrote about former Futureheads frontman Barry Hyde's struggles with mental illness - a harrowing tale - so hats off to Noisey for recognising the importance of the issue and extent of the problem by spending Mental Health Awareness Week exploring music and mental health. Articles already up on the site include Patrick Stickles of Titus Andronicus and Alanna McArdle, formerly of Joanna Gruesome, each talking about their own personal experiences of manic depression.

Meanwhile, the Guardian have for their part published an article by Fiona McGugan, general manager of the Music Managers Forum, on the growing recognition within the industry that managers need to be sensitive and supportive with regard to mental health issues, even if they shouldn't be expected to be fully fledged counsellors.

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