Music is Hard

featuring some of my photography

of music & mind

Most musicians that I know are (overall) glad to be musicians. Most of the musicians I know – and the ones I surveyed – feel that they were drawn to music (at least partially) due to their emotional unrest, and in their music they find comfort and release. At the same time, many issues surrounding their music tend to be frustrating (if not downright depressing).

I surveyed musicians on their thoughts about the connection between depression and being a musician. Most respondents were musicians (a few were non-musician music lovers). Almost all respondents (86%) noted that they have experienced depression in their lifetime. Over the next several weeks, we’ll delve into their responses. If you haven’t taken the survey yet but would like to, click here!

A lot of articles I’ve read talk about how the life of a working musician is bound to make one depressed.

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