Who We Are
Backline is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that connects music industry professionals and their families with mental health and wellness resources. We want to build a safer and more supportive music industry by helping our community access quality mental health care providers that understand this line of work.
What We Do
Connect with a community of music industry professionals around the world. Led by licensed mental health providers, Backline support groups meet online, and provide a safe space to come together to share your experiences.
resources accessed via website
support group sessions
Case Management Submissions
Wellness Event Attendees
The Status Quo
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.
Nearly half of the music industry...
…does not have health insurance, and more than half make less than the average national wage.
Finding mental health resources...
…can be overwhelming and time consuming. Sometimes the hardest part is just getting started.
“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.”
“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!”
“My new therapist is an excellent choice for me, she understands where I am coming from and we already have a good flow happening.”