Licensed to Ill: The Cost of Not Prioritizing Wellness

Mar 12, 2024

11:30am – 12:30pm CT

Wellness in the music industry has become a hot topic of discussion, but what happens when action isn’t taken? From employee burnout to canceled tours, we can’t afford not to consider the mental and physical health of the individuals who make this industry run. This panel examines exactly what members of the music industry stand to lose – be it physically, mentally, emotionally, or financially – when wellbeing is not actively taken into consideration. We’ll also explore how to proactively prevent these issues from arising in the first place so sustainability can be fostered across the board.

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

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Melissa Ferrick

Northeastern University / Drive Music Agency

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Brandon Holman

Guin Records

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Madeline Nelson

Amazon Music / Heads Music

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Marni Wandner

Marni Wandner Coaching

Primary Access
Music Badge
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Secondary Access
Film & TV Badge