Festival Insights NEWS: Astronomical levels of stress in the music industry, new survey shows


UK: Over 80% of people working in the music industry are suffering with continuous levels of stress, anxiety and depression, a new survey by Skiddle has revealed.

The survey of over 520* promoters, venue owners and event organisers has revealed that 82% of industry professionals have suffered with stress, 67% said they had anxiety and 40% said they had struggled with depression. One in 10 say they have developed associated symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) as a direct result of their work in music.

When questioned, 65% of promoters said they frequently felt an ‘intense and unmanageable level of pressure’, whilst almost half (47%) said their work in music often led to a constant feeling of anxiety and sadness.

Whilst extensive research has been conducted into artist mental health, this is the first survey of its kind to look at the effect working behind the scenes in music has on emotional…



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