With the majority of musicians in the UK working on a freelance basis, there is currently no support of this kind available to individuals who are experiencing problems with difficult behaviour.
The new helpline, provided by Help Musicians, aims to fill a gap in support provision, ensuring that those working in the music industry have a place to turn for advice and practical help. The service is not only being offered to professional musicians, but to everyone working within the music industry.
Callers are able to immediately speak with a specialist bullying and harassment advisor, who undertakes a risk assessment. Influential organisations including UK Music, The Musicians' Union (MU), the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM), and British Phonographic Industry (BPI) have backed the launch of the helpline to tackle the issue. Well done Help Musicians. Via website