Beatport, Arigami, Silentmode, and AFEM team up to bring the “Music Connects Us” mental health report with contributions by artists and mental health experts.
The go-to platform for electronic music DJs, producers, and enthusiasts alike, Beatport is known for serving up premium sounds, offering unique music discovery tools, and providing a place for up-and-coming artists to get creative. Now, the digital store has its sights set on providing a space for mental health with the release of Music Connects Us, a ground-breaking Electronic Music and Mental Health report developed in collaboration with Arigami, Silentmode, and Association Electronic Music (AFEM).
Music Connects Us: Mental Health & Electronic Music Report is a free online report and resource that includes insight from artists such as Kaskade, Louisahhh, Scuba, Ben Rau, Sarah Story, Junior Sanchez, and Yousef. To further authenticate the 44-page document, it also counts with the support from leading researchers and mental health experts, including Dr. Aida Vazin (AFEM), Tristan Hunt (AFEM), Ari Peralta (Arigami), and industry innovators Tom Middleton, George TakTak (How Mental), Belinda Matwali (Listen Up Therapy), and Bradley Dowding-Young (Silentmode).
The report, which is currently available on the Music Connects Us website, stems from the November 2020 special edition global streaming series, ReConnect, where the discussion was about mental health. Besides serving up curated mixes by DJs, the virtual event brought educational expert roundtables and live breathwork sessions. At the same time, Beatport, AFEM, and Silent Mode developed a research survey centered around understanding artists’ difficulties and needs during these challenging times.
While the topic of mental health is not new, in recent years it has hit the surface and become a priority to discuss, especially with the decline in global life expectancy. According to their research, music continues to be the go-to solution for mental health, and artists everywhere were invited to voice the impact the pandemic has had on their lives.
Head over to Music Connects Us to check out the report in its entirety and check out the discussion on YouTube below.