A new book, Bodies, interrogates why the music industry is heaving with self-destruction. Are we journalists complicit?
I enjoyed this article, reading it as I have after having read Ian’s enjoyable tome.
I’m a lifer (40+ years) in the wider music industry, navigating many ‘disciplines’ over time.
Now as a work-with (modern musicians are more inclined to a collaborative approach to ‘management’ IME) for low profile and aspirant bands the curse of mental (ill-)health is just differently dealt with. Not necessarily better, but certainly viewed a little more coherently. At least it’s discussed and options are available to help IF the musicians and their ‘parasites’ want it.
It’s true though that my lifetime disinterest in alcohol/tobacco/drugs is now the norm. At this level at least.