Touring & Mental Health Manual receives Rough Trade Book of the Year status!

It’s a little late in the the day to be shouting about this one – as it happened at the end of 2023 – BUT it was a real moment for all of us here at MITC HQ.  Rough Trade is the very coolest of Independent Record Stores, and they are also serious tastemakers.  Each

Tamsin is given the ‘Industry Recognition’ award by TPi Magazine

In February, MITC’s founder Tamsin Embleton had the incredible honour of being given the ‘Industry Recognition’ award by TPi Magazine sponsored by Medialease. It’s so encouraging to have our work at Music Industry Therapist Collective, and the Touring and Mental Health: the Music Industry Manual acknowledged by our live music industry peers. We see this

HUMO feature Tamsin Embleton and the Touring Manual

In December 2023, Belgian Magazine featured Tamsin Embleton and her book Touring and Mental Health: the Music Industry Manual. Read Jurgen Beckers’ article here (in Dutch).

Clash Magazine’s article on the Music Industry’s Growing Mental Health Crisis

On World Mental Health Day, Clash Magazine spoke with MITC’s Tamsin Embleton to explore music’s mental health crisis and what is being done to help… Psychotherapist and ex-booking agent, Tamsin Embleton, established the Music Industry Therapy Collective (MITC), and studies the psychological impact of touring. She released an expansive new book, Touring And Mental Health: The

NME speaks with Tamsin Embleton and Justin Lockey about the impact of Touring

Tamsin Embleton and Justin Lockey of Editors discussed the “pressure cooker” impact of touring with NME. Read the original published article at

Ryan Dusick on Self Care in Forbes Magazine

Mind Reading: Maroon 5’s Founding Drummer Had A Mental Break On The Road. Now He’s A Therapist With Insights On How Self-Care Benefits Both Artists And Industry Cathy Applefeld Olson Contributor Ryan Dusick   As the founding drummer of Maroon 5 during the band’s meteoric rise, Ryan Dusick had achieved what most musicians only dream

Tamsin Embleton spoke with BBC Newsbeat about Lewis Capaldi

Lewis Capaldi has cancelled a series of upcoming gigs after admitting he’s struggling “mentally and physically”. By Francesca Osborne & Megan Lawton BBC Newsbeat The Scottish singer says he needs a break from touring in order to be “Lewis from Glasgow for a bit”. Despite lots of fans now being out of pocket, there’s a

Attack Magazine features Touring and Mental Health: the Music Industry Manual

The “Touring and Mental Health Manual” is an essential guide for anyone in the music industry who wants to care for their mental health while on the road. We speak with the editor Tamsin Embleton to learn more. Mental health in the music industry is paramount, as it directly impacts artists’ well-being, creativity, and overall

Tamsin Embleton Op/Ed for Music Business Worldwide

MBW Views is a series of exclusive op/eds from eminent music industry people… with something to say. The following comes from Tamsin Embleton, the Editor of the recently published book, Touring And Mental Health: The Music Industry Manual (Omnibus Press). She is the founder of the Music Industry Therapist Collective (MITC), a global group of specialist health

Touring and Mental Health: the Music Industry Manual featured on BBC 6 Music.

Tamsin Embleton spoke to BBC 6music twice this week! First, during an interview about ‘Touring and Mental Health: the Music Industry Manual’ with Matt Everitt & Philip Selway (Radiohead) aired on Steve Lamacq’s show. You can listen back here 👉 it starts at 2:10 Second, she was featured on Lauren Laverne’s BBC 6music show.

Psychotherapist Ryan Dusick (founding drummer of Maroon 5) reviewed Touring and Mental Health: the Music Industry Manual for Variety

Not content with the awesome coverage we had from the industry’s finest, Ryan Dusick has raised the bar and written a brilliant article for Variety that talks about MITC and our magnum opus, Touring & Mental Health: The Music Industry Manual. ‘Touring and Mental Health’ Manual Is a Godsend for Musicians and Crew Live Nation

We were thrilled to be featured by SPIN magazine

More great press coverage of Touring & Mental Health: The Music Industry Manual came via the fab folk at SPIN. We’ve put the whole article below, but you can check out the original here. Stress, Boredom, Burnout: The Impact Of Touring On Mental Health Experts discuss how life on the road can affect “your mind,

Thank you for reviewing our book, Rolling Stone Magazine!

In the most exciting news to happened in recent times, our humble lil’ Touring Manual has featured in the grand daddy of magazines, the mighty Rolling Stone!  Check out the article in full below. How Musicians Survive the Road in a Post-Covid World Touring and Mental Health — Music Industry Manual, a new book written

Pitchfork: Confronting Music’s Mental Health Crisis

Pitchfork journalist Jenn Pelly interviews MITC’s Tamsin Embleton, and experts and artists including Santigold, Jeff Tweedy, and Denzel Curry to confront music’s mental health crisis.  Together they trace a web of pressing issues while imagining the paths forward.

Pitchfork announces Touring & Mental Health: The Music Industry Manual release date news

Touring and Mental Health: The Music Industry Manual, an in-depth guide edited by London-based psychotherapist and former booker Tamsin Embleton, has gotten an official release date. The 600-plus-page book collects insights from therapists, artists, performance coaches, psychologists, and other specialized health and wellness experts. It arrives on March 23 via Omnibus Press. In addition to her work

IQ Magazine: ‘We Need to Reimagine the Way We Tour’

Following a spate of tour cancellations due to mental health concerns, MITC psychotherapist Tamsin Embleton tells IQ how the industry can better protect its artists.   Tamsin Embleton: ‘We need to reimagine the way we tour’

Consequence of Sound: Touring Has a Mental Health Problem

MITC psychotherapists Jodi Milstein and Tamsin Embleton both shared their expertise with Consequence of Sound for this timely article.  As multiple artists cancel their tours due to financial and mental health concerns, it’s clear that the current model is unsustainable – but what, how and who can make real change happen? Read the article here:

Pioneer: Dance Music & Mental Health: what next?

Pioneer DJ spoke to a number of mental health experts and dance music professionals to write this insightful piece which recommends several solutions to what is being called a ‘mental health pandemic’ in the music business.  Our founder, Tamsin, suggested a range of practical measures. Read more here: Pioneer DJ – Dance Music & Mental

The Guardian: Why Eating Disorders are Rife in Pop Music

Tamsin Embleton spoke to Rhian Jones at The Guardian about disordered eating and its prevalence in pop music.  She says, “Disordered eating patterns give the illusion of being in control when everything around you feels chaotic, unmanageable, changeable.  Eating disorders manage you, not the other way around”. The Guardian: Why eating disorders are rife in

VICE: Meet the Therapists the Professional Musicians Turn to

Vice meets mental health professionals – including MITC’s Jodi Milstein and Tamsin Embleton – who know what it feels like when the van breaks down, when the booker shorts the fee, or when your drummer is just being difficult. Vice: Meet the Therapists      

ROLLING STONE: How the Music Industry Is Fighting the Mental Health Crisis

‘We Can’t Have All Our Artists Die’: How the Music Industry Is Fighting the Mental-Health Crisis

Michael Rapino of Live Nation backs MITC’s Touring and Mental Health Manual

IQ Magazine announced Michael Rapino (President of Live Nation)’s sponsorship of MITC’s hotly anticipated publication, the Touring and Mental Health Manual.   You can also learn about other new initiatives that were set up including Association of Electronic Music (AFEM)’s Mental Health Guide, and new initiative Tour Support.   Read more here:  

10 Things We Learned at Paris Electronic Week’s Mental Health Panel

Billboard magazine’s review of the Paris Electronic Week’s Mental Health Panel is here

Amsterdam Dance Event – Talent: Blessing or Curse? Part 3: Glamour and Grit

Tamsin Embleton is speaking at the Amsterdam Dance Event on the 16th October 2019. More on that here

Paris Electronic Week Conference

Tamsin Embleton spoke at the 2019 Paris Electronic Week conference.  Read more here

Top Tips For Those Considering A Career In Psychotherapy

Tamsin Embleton talks to the British Association for Performing Arts Medicine here

IMS College Malta September 2019

Tamsin Embleton spoke at IMS College, Malta in September 2019 on the music industry and mental health

Beyond The Decks

Matt Cantor talks to DJ magazine about mental health

Ask a professional: Difficult mental health scenarios, and how to approach them

Tamsin Embleton talks to DJ Magazine here

War Child Mental Health And The Music Industry Event

Tamsin Embleton from MITC spoke at War Child’s Mental Health and The Music Industry event on the 3rd panel of the day

Therapist to the Stars Jodi Milstein on Helping the Music Industry Cope

Jodi Milstein discussing the music industry and mental health with Billboard magazine

Battling Bands: This Next Song is Dedicated to Our Therapist

Read the Wall Street Journal’s article about mental health and the music industry here

Mental Health in Music: Nina’s Story – Nina Nesbitt and Tamsin Embleton

Hear MITC’s Tamsin Embleton on Elevate Music podcast about mental health and the music industry here

The Sweet Sanity Of Madness | Lou Lebentz

Watch the TEDx presentation by Lou Lebentz on mental health here on Youtube

A High Cost: How The Biz Is Fighting Back Against Mental Illness

Read IQ’s article about some of the initiatives aiming to make the live industry a healthier, happier place here

Tamsin Embleton: Mental Health In The Music Industry

Tamsin Embleton talks to Tag about mental health and the music industry here

Sound Affects: Music & Mental Health – Episode 4: The Music Industry Therapist Collective

John Bassett from MITC and Katy Georgiou explore the endemic culture within the industry perpetuating conditions for poor mental health here

How To Deal With Limiting Beliefs

Listen to the new Psychologies with UKCP ‘Talking Therapies’ podcast: ‘Permission to shine’ here

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