Sony Music Publishing has launched Songwriter Assistance, a new program offering wellness tips and resources to its global roster of songwriters and composers.
Beginning February 1, his posting list has 24/7 access to free, confidential support through global helplines, as well as ongoing counseling services for emotional health issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, and family or relationship issues.
“We are committed to providing you with services that matter,” said Chairman and CEO Jon Platt.
“You’ll also have unlimited access to personalized resources to help you with your day-to-day responsibilities, from researching childcare/eldercare options to budgeting for major life events, and more. .”
The new initiative follows the launch of Sony Music Entertainment’s own wellness-focused program, Artist Assistance, in September.
It was an extension of SME’s Artists Forward initiative, which considered its acclaimed Legacy Unrecouped Balance Program as its flagship product.
It does not account for uncollected balances for qualified songwriters.
Legacy Unrecouped Balance was extended to songwriters in July.
SMP said Songwriter Assistance is a continuation of its efforts to break the stigma around mental health and wellbeing with its Soundtrack Of Mental Health program, launched alongside Silence The Shame last March.
The Soundtrack of Mental Health is a multi-year program that offers a wide range of self-care workshops, including coping techniques, stress and anxiety management, and a wellness program for leaders.
Silence The Shame plans to train 10,000 creatives, musicians and executives by 2023.
“The importance of wellness cannot be overstated, and together with Songwriter Assistance, we look forward to delivering a whole new level of care and support,” Platt said.
Australian songwriters and composers can call 1-800-730-931.
For non-emergency requests for support or consulting assistance, request a call back by emailing [email protected]