“Musicians & Addiction” Author Paul Saintilan (Music Industry Insights Talk)

This week’s guest for Music Industry Insights is “Musicians and Addiction” author Paul Saintilan. The interview will be filmed and streamed live from the Australian Institute of Music’s Sydney campus on Tuesday 9th March.

Sadly, life in the music industry has often been associated with mental health challenges, substance abuse and addiction.  It doesn’t have to be that way, and there’s a growing chorus of voices seeking to understand the issues and address the causes.  In this unmissable AIM Industry Insights event, we speak to Paul Saintilan, author of the new book Musicians and Addiction: Research and Recovery Stories.  Paul Saintilan is the CEO of Music Australia, the co-founder of the Buddhist Recovery Network, the former Dean of Collarts and lecturer at AIM.

About Music Industry Insights

Music Industry Insights is our exclusive interview series featuring the heavyweights and thought leaders of Australian music. Hosted by music industry veteran and AIM Chair Ed St John, the series is filmed on Tuesday nights at AIM’s Sydney campus before a live audience and live streamed on the AIMTv YouTube channel. In 2021, the deep dive interviews will also be available as a podcast available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify Podcasts.

Our first series for 2021 will take place over six weeks from February 2nd. Guests include the music managers of some of Australia’s most exciting artists, major label heads and those leading the way in the Australian music media. An author responsible for a new book exploring addiction, mental health and the dark side of the industry round out what is sure to be an entertaining and thought-provoking series of interviews.

AIM students, alumni and the music industry are invited to attend the 2021 series of AIM Industry Insights, which is filmed at the Australian Institute of Music’s Sydney campus. Light refreshments provided.

AIM Industry Insights 2021 Season #1 Guests:

Feb 2 : John O’Donnell – Managing Director EMI, Co-Manager Cold Chisel

Feb 9: Regan Lethbridge – Manager of Tones and I and Tash Sultana; MD of Lemontree Music

Feb 23: Heath Johns – Managing Director, BMG

March 2: Poppy Reid – Managing Editor, The Brag Media

March 9: Paul Saintilan – Author, Musicians and Addiction

Note: Our events adhere to COVID-safe guidelines for Sydney. More details here.

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