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Musicians can face a number of physical and mental issues in their career, and when untreated these can lead to real problems that can affect playing, confidence and the ability to work.

The good news is, the majority of these problems are preventable, but often musicians don’t know how to prevent the issues, or where to go when things go wrong.

This is why we created the Elevate Music Podcast - helping musicians to improve their health and wellbeing, one episode at a time.

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Musicians can face a number of physical and mental issues in their career, and when untreated these can lead to real problems that can affect playing, confidence and the ability to work.

The good news is, the majority of these problems are preventable, but often musicians don’t know how to prevent the issues, or where to go when things go wrong.

This is why we created the Elevate Music Podcast - helping musicians to improve their health and wellbeing, one episode at a time.

    Back to Live: How Musicians Can Prepare

    Back to Live: How Musicians Can Prepare

    How can musicians prepare for a return to live performance after a break? In this episode, musician Lauren Aquilina talks about her experience of returning to live performance after taking a career break, following the release of her debut album, to focus on her mental health. Tour manager Suzi Green shares how she supports her artists so that they can stay fit and healthy while on the move, and Director of BAPAM Claire Cordeaux shares some of the common issues musicians are facing as they prepare for a return to stage following the pandemic and tells us about the helpful services which can be accessed for free.

    Lauren Aquilina: https://bit.ly/35cjklK
    Suzi Green: https://bit.ly/3geCbTk
    Touring Mental Health Charter: https://bit.ly/2TmItaw
    Claire Cordeaux: https://bit.ly/3pNX7np
    Help Musicians Support: https://bit.ly/3c0r6D1
    Music Minds Matter: https://bit.ly/2O1mB1M
    Hear for Musicians: https://bit.ly/3dOrRRf
    Back Lounge Resilience Workshop: https://bit.ly/3iAfElO

    • 41 min
    How to Bounce Back: Building Resilience

    How to Bounce Back: Building Resilience

    In this episode, Lucy Heyman catches up with 220kid who tells us about his amazing capacity to bounce back from tough experiences and how tools like forward planning and organisation helps him stay mentally healthy. Musician and performer Rhoda Dakar shares how she channelled her energy to build resilience over the years and what we can do to help others, and CEO of Music and You Jack Williamson unpacks what resilience actually is and gives great advice on how musicians can become more resilient in their day-to-day lives.

    220 Kid: https://bit.ly/2Sy1qGY
    Rhoda Dakar: https://bit.ly/3yJ02Ss
    Music and You: https://bit.ly/3vwASEK
    Help Musicians Mental Health Resources: https://bit.ly/3c0r6D1
    Music Minds Matter: https://bit.ly/2O1mB1M
    Access Code for NHS Thrive App – Help Musicians20
    Sound Advice: https://bit.ly/3rri9Ig

    • 42 min
    How to Manage Vocal Load with Kate Valentine and Jenevora Williams

    How to Manage Vocal Load with Kate Valentine and Jenevora Williams

    What can singers do to understand, prevent and manage their vocal issues? In this episode, operatic Soprano Kate Valentine tells us about the vocal issues she faced and how they badly impacted her career and identity, including how she was diagnosed with a haemorrhagic vocal polyp and had to undergo surgery and long period of recovery. Vocal rehabilitation coach Jenevora Williams of BAPAM also tells us about the common vocal health issues, the warning signs to watch out for and how to prevent problems happening in the first place.

    Kate Valentine: https://bit.ly/3eKchVE
    Jenevora Williams: https://bit.ly/3e1xWJP
    BAPAM Fit To Sing Worksheet: https://bit.ly/3e3i61d
    Musician’s Union: https://bit.ly/32Z0KfI
    Help Musicians: https://bit.ly/3xyVZrf

    • 36 min
    How to Manage Pain from Playing with Ruth Davies and Céleste Rousseau

    How to Manage Pain from Playing with Ruth Davies and Céleste Rousseau

    Playing an instrument for a prolonged period of time can be both painful and tiring. In this episode, Oboist Ruth Davies reflects on how music college didn’t prepare her body for the demands of being a professional musician, shares how her symptoms impacted her mental health and what the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra is doing to look after their players’ physical health. Physiotherapist and researcher Céleste Rousseau, tells us about the common physical issues that orchestral players experience, how they can be treated and discusses her latest research into this topic.

    Ruth Davies - https://bit.ly/3xb2DnA
    Céleste Rousseau - https://bit.ly/3soO3Fo
    BAPAM - https://bit.ly/3ggiScY
    Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra – https://bit.ly/3mTapO1

    • 24 min
    How To Fund Your Music Project - Calista Kazuko and Remi Harris

    How To Fund Your Music Project - Calista Kazuko and Remi Harris

    Where can musicians learn more about successfully financing a career in music? Musician Calista Kazuko shares her top tips on organising and managing her finances, what she’s learnt about the application process and how to make top quality content on a budget. Consultant Remi Harris shares the best resources to find funding that’s right for you and tells us her secrets of a successful funding application.

    Calista Kazuko: https://bit.ly/3cB3cP1
    Remi Harris: https://bit.ly/2Pdya7f
    Easy Money book: https://amzn.to/3dkiUNT
    Help Musicians’ Funding Wizard: http://bit.ly/2nYNveg
    PRS Foundation: http://bit.ly/2VO0LPc
    Arts Council: http://bit.ly/2qhFXnu
    Sound Advice: https://bit.ly/3rri9Ig

    • 27 min
    Can you make a living from online gigs? Featuring Plastician and David Taylor

    Can you make a living from online gigs? Featuring Plastician and David Taylor

    What can musicians do to make the most of online opportunities and audiences? DJ and producer Plastician shares how he's adapted to online performances over lockdown, what he's learnt from different streaming sites and what the future of digital might hold for him. Digital Consultant David Taylor shares tips on becoming an online musician and how this might help with work in the future.

    Plastician: http://bit.ly/30YOJGc
    David Taylor: http://bit.ly/3qZGIeM
    How to be an online musician: http://bit.ly/3eXtWeq
    Twitch for musicians: http://bit.ly/38ZDiCC

    • 30 min

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Great business advice!

Really great, practical advice - even what seems the most basic thing can help enormously in organising yourself. Thanks for covering these important and sometimes uncomfortable issues for artists, musicians and creatives around money and business.

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