Who We Are

Backline is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that connects music industry professionals and their families with mental health and wellness resources— streamlining access to a network of trusted organizations and care providers that understand this line of work.

What We Do

Case Management

Backline’s mental health professionals work one-on-one with you to create a custom plan specifically catered to your needs, location, and financial resources,.

Support Groups

A safe place for people to come together and talk about what it means to work in the music industry in today’s global climate.

Mental Health & Wellness Resources

Articles, videos and podcasts to educate the music community on mindfulness, nutrition, fitness, physiological health, and more.

Our Impact

resources accessed via website

support group sessions

Case Management Submissions

Virtual Wellness events

The Status Quo

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A reported 73% of independent music makers...

…have said that they have experienced negative emotions such as stress, anxiety and/or depression in relation to their music creation.

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Nearly half of the music industry...

…does not have health insurance, and more than half make less than the average national wage.

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Finding mental health resources...

…can be overwhelming and time consuming. Sometimes the hardest part is just getting started.

Client Testimonials

“Hi there! I booked a session with [the therapist you referred me to] for next week. She worked with me on payment as well to get to a price I could afford. Thank you endlessly for the help.”

-Artist

“I’d never been in therapy before and with all the changes to my life and career brought on by COVID-19, I knew I had to find a resource to help me address the struggles I’m facing right now. Backline was that resource when I needed it most. And the work I’m doing with the therapist I found through you all has been life changing for me. I now also know I want to do therapy forever!”

-Manager

“My new therapist is an excellent choice for me, she understands where I am coming from and we already have a good flow happening.”

-Promoter

Backline Partners

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