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About

Our Mission

Backline is the hub for music industry professionals and their families to quickly and easily access mental health and wellness resources.

Backline has partnered with leading support organizations and care providers to streamline access to a wealth of services and educational resources specifically geared towards this work and lifestyle.

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Level is a consulting firm focused on generating social good by convening the right people and facilitating collaboration to solve critical issues. The level team brought together more than fifty music industry professionals to brainstorm, and design a space that makes it easy to access mental health & wellness resources.

Case Managers

Zack Borer, LMFT

Zack Borer is a Psychotherapist based in Los Angeles, CA, who provides preventative mental health support and wellness strategies to individuals working in the music industry. Zack works with artists and their support staff to enhance emotional wellbeing and to help mitigate the acute mental health crises that have become commonplace in the music business. Prior to entering the mental health field, Zack spent 10 years as a singer/songwriter.  He experienced firsthand the struggles facing artists and those who work in the music business.

 

Zack has clinical experience working in adult and teen substance abuse treatment centers as well as community health clinics. He has private practice offices in Los Angeles, CA and currently facilitates a free weekly music industry support group.

Clinical Contributors

Jennie Morton, BSc (Hons) Osteopathy, MS Psychology

Jennie is a Los Angeles-based Osteopath and Psychologist who specializes in the field of Performing Arts Medicine. As a former professional dancer and singer, she has a deep understanding of the challenges of the industry and helps artists to address a wide range of physical and psychological issues including injury management, vocal rehabilitation, and managing performance anxiety, as well as providing performance coaching. She is on the Board of Directors of the Performing Arts Medicine Association and the Health and Wellness Committee for the International Society for Music Education, and provides performance-related health education to artists, music schools, and music industry professionals worldwide. She is the author of three performance-related books and numerous academic and trade articles on the subject of health in the arts.

Partners

This is a collective effort of the music industry supported by…