What Can Psychology Do for the Music Industry?
What does it take to develop a career in music? Hours of efficiency, strategy, courage, patience, ambition, and determination. Personal life tends to be mixed with work and personalities develop together with the profession
Even though for the general public working in arts very often seems like “not really working”, only artists and other people in the music industry know how much time and energy is invested. Songwriters, composers, and producers may experience certain types of problems, whilst singers, musicians, conductors, and D.J.s, who perform to live audiences around the world, could experience others. However, a significant number of people are involved in the music industry and impact its development: teams who run record labels, retail and online music stores, performance rights organizations, sound engineers, booking agents, etc. If we raise awareness about the challenges to mental health that are commonly seen in the field, the “conspiracy of silence” will start to break. As the stigma is gradually removed, people who experience those issues will seek professional help on time.
During this online seminar, we will discuss what the most common mental health problems in the field are and how to prevent them. Beyond the disorders, we will look at the role of psychology in achieving optimized performance, fulfilment, and well-being of artists and everyone involved in the music industry.
The first part of the event will be reserved for a seminar by Rosana Corbacho, a clinical psychologist specialized in the music industry. In the second part, Rosana will be in conversation with Laura Lloreta, a singer, with a degree in psychology, on challenges that she is experiencing in her professional career as a musician, and especially in the present moment, in the light of pandemic. The third part will be open to questions from the audience.
4th of May, 7:00 - 8:30 pm CEST; 6:00 - 7:30 pm BST, 1:00 - 2:30 pm EDT
A link will be sent with instructions on how to join the webinar on the day.
Rosana Corbacho is a clinical psychologist from Madrid, specialized in the music industry, with over ten years of experience working in music, labels, events, and booking agencies. She is the founder of M.I. Therapy, an organization, aiming to raise awareness of mental health in the music industry. Her professional background is humanistic psychology.
Laura Lloreta is a singer and event-organizer based in Berlin. With a background in psychology and psychoanalysis, Laura was trained as a jazz vocalist in her native Barcelona, before transitioning to other genres upon arriving in Berlin in late 2015. Since then, she has been deep in the jazz and soul scene of the city and is currently involved in numerous projects. Laura is one half of electronic RnB duo Relatiiv, for which she writes, sings and co-produces; is the lead singer of jazz trio Labelle Bass; does backing vocals; has been organizing underground parties for the past two years. Recently, she started working as a composer and singer for advertisement, as well as a voiceover actress.
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