As an extension of MusiCares’ relief response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization has launched a first-of-its kind Wellness In Music Survey.
The voluntary survey was unveiled Saturday, Oct. 10 – in honor of World Mental Health Day – and will be live through Nov. 9. The survey is limited to music professionals who are 18 and older and who have been working in the industry for five or more years. Responses are strictly confidential.
Questions in the survey cover physical health, dietary health, sleep, exercise, meditation, spirituality, alcohol / tobacco / marijuana and drug use, stress and anxiety, and a depression screening. Results from the survey will be released in early 2021.
“MusiCares’ mission is to provide a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. We are interested in learning directly from the music community what challenges or needs they are facing, especially now amidst a global pandemic,” Laura Segura, MusiCares Executive Director, told Pollstar.
The Recording Academy and its affiliated charitable foundation MusiCares established the COVID-19 Relief Fund in mid-March to help artists and touring professionals whose livelihood have been drastically impacted by the pandemic including loss of work, medical diagnosis, threat of eviction, and other personal emergencies.
“We have distributed well over $19 million directly to music people who needed help,” Segura added. “The fundraising and subsequent distribution continues, as the community's needs have evolved, but not subsided. This is a primary reason for the survey, so we can better understand how the music community is doing this far into a pandemic.”
Visit the link below to take part in the survey: