Grow yourself as an artist
Get help and support with Brighton Sound Social as part of your free membership. All members should have access to advice and support, and we believe it should be easy to access and fully confidential for anyone who needs it.
Life can throw unexpected events your way and sometimes those scenarios can cause you to lose out financially. You may even have a project you want help getting off the ground and need the help and support to get your idea off the ground.
Whether it’s financial advice or kick-starting a project, the BSS support pages are designed to help you the advice you need and people to talk to when you need it. Download the information PDF’s and case studies to get further information on other artists’ stories.
We’ve teamed up with Donna Churchman, Help Musicians UK and Music Minds Matter to bring you the best online advice, backed up with a series of case studies and a 24-hour advice line for when you need extra help and support.
Check out the information on these support pages and if you need any further assistance simply contact the teams using the contact information provided and they can give you further assistance with a range of different challenges you may be facing.
Help for Musicians UK
Help Musicians is an independent charity, with an extraordinary history. For nearly 100 years, the charity has provided a broad spectrum of help, support and opportunities to empower musicians of all ages, at any stage of their career, from times of great need to times of opportunity, providing a lifetime of support when it is needed most.
The charity is uniquely placed to take a personalised approach with each individual supported, through its integrated programme that offers Creative Development and Health & Welfare services.
In 2018, Help Musicians 2018 saw a 67% increase in demand for its services across both creative development and health and welfare. The need among musicians is bigger than ever before and this trend is set to continue. Help Musicians aims to make a meaningful difference to the lives of even more musicians by growing reach and becoming even more national in the coming years.
The charity can do more through collaboration and builds strong relationships within the music industry, the health sector and beyond to promote and advocate for musicians’ wellbeing, mental health, hearing health, career progression and more.
With a research-led approach, Help Musicians shares insights, knowledge, resources and best practice, while developing preventative support and initiatives to sustain careers and ultimately improve working conditions for musicians across the sector. The charity is passionate about a world where musicians thrive.
Music Minds Matter
The #MusicMindsMatter campaign was announced in July 2017. It is HMUK’s campaign to launch a mental health support line and service for those working in music.
During 2016, HMUK experienced a 22% increase in requests for help from musicians across the UK, and in total, the charity spent £1.9 million helping these musicians through direct and indirect financial support.
With just under £1 million committed by HMUK over the next four years, the charity is calling for ‘arm in arm’ support from the industry and philanthropists.
Once successfully implemented in the UK, the charity has ambitions to roll out the service with global partners in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Need Help & Support?
Launched in December 2017, Music Minds Matter is the music industry’s most comprehensive service yet. Linking advice, signposting, clinical pathways and professional therapeutic services to Help Musicians UK’s (HMUK) traditional grants for musicians in need.
With 97 years of experience, the team understands the complexity of working in music, and recognises the need for support to reflect the nature and unique challenges those in the industry can face.
Do you need help and advice? If you want someone to talk to, or even explore avenues for ongoing support, get in touch, anytime. The team are there to help.
You call also access Music Minds Matter by emailing, MMM@helpmusicians.org.uk
(please note a 48-hour turnaround).
Operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Music Minds Matter is a support line and service for the whole UK music community.