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Music composers association creates wellness program

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New York — The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers has launched a wellness program for its members after a survey found that music creators are two to three times more likely than the general public to experience feelings of loneliness, disappointment and being ignored.

The survey, conducted by Whitman Insight Strategies, also revealed that performing artists are 31% more likely to say health and wellness have a major impact on their careers, and 42% more likely to say connecting with others is very important to them.


Features of ASCAP’s new wellness program include:

  • Recovery-focused support groups in multiple cities, as well as a digital support group
  • Digital access to therapists, mental health resources and workout videos
  • A fitness and sleep tracker
  • A self-care app
  • “Content initiatives” such as resources and podcasts

“Creating music is an all-consuming passion and a labor of love,” ASCAP Chair and President Paul Williams said in a press release, “but you’ve got to take care of your instrument – in the case of music creators, your body, mind and spirit.”

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