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Study reveals one in three musicians are earning nothing post-lockdown

89% were unable to find regular work

  • Aneesa Ahmed
  • 23 November 2021
Study reveals one in three musicians are earning nothing post-lockdown

A new study by charity Help Musicians has found that one third of musicians are still earning nothing after lockdown restrictions lifted and live-music was able to start again.

The study said that the music industry is one of the last industries to recover after lockdown, according to this study.

They collected data by surveying 929 musicians - 89% of which were unable to find regular work.

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The findings of this survey correlates with findings of other surveys done in recent months - one of which found that one third of music industry jobs had been lost due to the pandemic.

The Help Musicians study highlights that almost nine in 10 were earning less than £1000 a month and 22% of those surveyed had considered giving up music altogether.

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Help Musicians saw a 60% increase in people getting in contact with them to receive mental health support over the pandemic.

One in eight were experiencing a mental health problem which was preventing them from returning to work.

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Help Musicians distributed £18 million to 19,000 struggling British musicians during the pandemic.

The charity's UK’s chief executive James Ainscough told the BBC: "We recognise that for some musicians, it will take a long time to rebuild and the team at Help Musicians will continue to be available to those musicians who find themselves in real crisis over the months ahead.”

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Help Musicians is an independent charity which provides support to musicians from any genre, at any stage of their career. They provide services such as mental health support, hearing support and vocal support.

The BBC spoke to musicians about their experiences with the pandemic. Read their full story here.

[Via:BBC News]

Aneesa Ahmed is Mixmag's Digital Intern, follow her on Twitter

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