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93% of young people treat music lyrics as a “therapeutic tool” when struggling with their mental health, new research by Youth Music has revealed. The...

Musicians Mental Wellbeing Report

One-third of UK-based musicians are suffering from poor mental wellbeing, according to a new report, with one-in-four struggling to the point of considering a career...

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Listening to music that gives you “chills” may result in the reduction of pain, according to a new study. The study - which was carried...

Giorgia Angiuli KAYLA AI headband

Italian live artist, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Giorgia Angiuli has launched a bluetooth-enabled device designed to "enhance physical and mental wellbeing with sound". The project, KAYLA...

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More and more artists and listeners are discovering the benefits of ambient music to our mental health. Here, Manu Ekanayake speaks to artists Meemo Comma, Auntie Flo, CLAIR and KMRU about its therapeutic qualities, and learns how one NHS neuroscientist, James Kilner, is using it to help people with anxiety and depression

Fans of ambient music will know that the genre takes its name from Brian Eno’s seminal 1978 album, ‘Ambient 1: Music For Airports’. Meanwhile, the...

Avicii final live performance Ibiza

Rare footage of Avicii's last ever live performance has been shared to his official YouTube account. You can watch the video below. The clip shows...

New Order release ‘Blue Monday’ t-shirt in support of CALM mental health charity

New Order have unveiled a 'Blue Monday' t-shirt in support of mental health charity CALM. Released today, 16th January - supposedly the most "depressing day...

Music industry manual on touring and mental health to be released in March

A new book aims to help artists and live events professionals deal with the impact of touring on mental health and well-being. Touring and Mental...

New BBC documentary explores the power of music for people living with dementia

A new BBC documentary is set to explore how music can help people living with dementia. It follows increased research in recent years into the...

Motion

90% of young people believe clubbing improves mental health, according to new research from Bristol club Motion. The Bristol hotspot carried out the research as...

85% of people in Britain say music is vital to their mental health, new survey says

85% of people in Britain say music is vital to their mental health, according to a new survey from transport app FREE NOW; the new...

Nia Archives shares video for new single, ‘Luv Like’: Watch

Rapidly rising jungle and drum & bass DJ, producer, and vocalist Nia Archives has dropped her new single, 'Luv Like'. The track is the third...

U K, G?: the electronic music collectives opening up conversations around mental health

Sticky Tapes, eott and Don’t Keep Hush tell Jack Ramage how they’re helping to shift perceptions around wellbeing in dance music

The stigma surrounding mental health has drastically changed over the last decade, with people beginning to realise how important it is to talk about their...

The app is being trialled as part of a new music therapy which aims to improve patients’ cognitive function

A music-making app has been developed by doctors to help reduce the experience of brain fog in cancer patients. 

The app, ARMcan (Active Receptive Music...

"When you have an up-and-coming artist there should be some structure"

Klas Bergling, father of Avicii, AKA Tim Bergling, has called for greater mental health support for young music artists. 

In an interview with The Times...

The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry's report also found that subscriptions to music streaming services rose by 51% during the pandemic

A new study has found that listening to music helped improve emotional wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic, and that people spent more time listening to...

Running the gamut from classical to hip hop, the event will be held at the recently renamed Avicii Arena 

An Avicii tribute concert is set to take place in Stockholm on 1st December. 

A first of its kind, the Avicii Arena Together For A...

The Google Doodle has also been used to mark the start of National Suicide Prevention Week

An Avicii 'Wake Me Up' animation has been shared by Google to celebrate what would have been the late-DJ's 32nd birthday, on 8th September.

The...

Music for Dementia and the National Academy for Social Prescribing are supporting four specialist centres for music therapy

Music can help reduce the symptoms of depression in people with dementia, according to two studies that have now spurred on the charity Music for...

Pirate Studios surveyed 1,500 DJs

A new survey of 1,500 DJs carried out by Pirate Studios has found that 66% of artists have suffered burnout at least once.

Pirate points...