Speakers: Laidback Luke (DJ), Anne Löhr (Dipl. Psych.)
Moderator: Renske van Kollenburg (SAIREN)
This panel focuses on mental health in the electronic music industry. How do we foster healthy working conditions in this fast-paced environment? It goes beyond the available online resources to reveal personal insights and hands-on advice from veteran DJ Laidback Luke and music industry therapist Anne Löhr.
The mix of late hours, long days, frequent travel, competitive environments, insecure working conditions and potential substance use often take their toll on the mental health of artists and music industry professionals. DJ Laidback Luke shares his personal advice on how he stays mentally fit in stressful times, while therapist Anne Löhr adds some best practices for event organizers, artists, managers and bookers for increased overall wellbeing throughout the whole electronic music scene. The panel is moderated by Renske van Kollenburg who is an experienced electronic music industry coach. We dive into the following questions:
- What can you do if you are suffering from mental health problems as a result of your work?
- How can festivals and clubs create a healthier work environment for their artists and crew?
- How can artist managers take more responsibility for the wellbeing of their artists and themselves?
- Which changes need to be made to make the music industry a healthier place?
Who is this program for?
This engaging Q&A session is part of ADE Green, and welcomes all artists, (tour)managers, club owners, festival organizers and other event professionals interested in creating a healthier work environment in the electronic music industry. Please note that you need an ADE Pro orADE Green ticket to join this program. For more ADE Green programs, check here.