Category: Musicians

Help for Musicians with Mental Health Issues

James Ritter
Musicians - Photo by Jacek Dylag on Unsplash

As we know, issues around mental health can affect anybody at any time. But, recent studies have shown that people working in the music industry are more likely to experience mental health problems than the general population. One survey found that an astonishing 80 percent of musicians suffer feelings of depression, anxiety and stress.  Some […]

Stal-Put-in’s Anthem

Dr Helmut Hubel
Anthem of the Russian Federation - Wikipedia

In the last chapter of the Memoirs of Dmitri Shostakovich, recorded and edited by the musicologist Solomon Volkov, there is a detailed description of how the State Anthem of the Soviet Union was created. During Soviet times this book of the emigrant Volkov had been denounced as a “malicious forgery” and only after 1991 did […]


Eurovision: please accept this UK Entry!

Malcolm Atkins

Ed: Since UK has been cast adrift from Europe this letter is going out to fellow Europeans to at least be part of Eurovision next year. Dear Fellow European, I am writing to you from a small island off the coast of Europe which has been taken over by a coordinated coup of media press […]

Campaign for Free Movement for Musicians

The Editor

Ed: This Press Release from Young European Movement at Reading Festival to highlight their campaign for free movement for musicians is well worth supporting. Activists from the Young European Movement (YEM UK) are set to campaign at the Reading Festival to raise concerns over the challenges musicians are facing after freedom of movement came to […]