Building A Healthy Touring Model

Mar 13, 2023

4:00pm – 5:00pm CT

Recording: Building A Healthy Touring Model, Mar 13, 2023

Touring can be a rewarding experience and important revenue stream for performing artists, but the demands of careers in live music can also contribute to mental health decline. Join the Music Industry Therapist Collective as we explain how to navigate the highs and lows of life on the road. This panel will combine lived experience, research findings and clinical expertise to present a model for healthy touring. We will explore what makes touring stressful, the impact of cumulative stress to the mind and body and why some people are more prone to suffering than others. Then we’ll present solutions - how to develop individual physical and psychological resilience. Speakers are: Tamsin Embleton (ex-booker/tour manager, therapist and author of Touring and Mental Health: the Music Industry Manual), Dr Arun-Castro (physician and roadie medic), Dr. Susan Raeburn (mental health in music researcher and clinical psychologist), and Ryan Dusick (founding member of Maroon 5 and psychotherapist).

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

photo of Arun Castro
Arun Castro

Roadie Medic (Uk)

photo of Ryan Dusick
Ryan Dusick

The Missing Peace Center For Anxiety

photo of Tamsin Embleton
Tamsin Embleton

Music Industry Therapist Collective

photo of Susan Raeburn
Susan Raeburn

Performing Arts Medicine Association

Primary Access
Music Badge
Platinum Badge
Artist Wristband
Secondary Access
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Film & TV Badge