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Musicians and Bullying

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Welcome to coaching corner - a mini space encouraging discussion about the not-so-musical part of being a musician. Let's talk.


The music industry is known for its artistic and creative side, but beneath the glitz and glamour, there lies an unspoken reality - musicians being bullied. Despite the perception of living a glamorous life, many musicians face bullying and exploitation leading to less pay than they deserve.

Moreover, fellow musicians also contribute to bullying in the industry. Often, established musicians intimidate and bully new and upcoming artists, resulting in a toxic working environment.

The issue of musicians being bullied is not new. The industry needs to have an open and frank discussion on the pressure and bullying that musicians face. By doing so, we can create greater awareness, shift perceptions and work together to create a brighter future for musicians in the industry.

Two things allowed me to be bullied: 1.) lack of information and 2.) fear of upsetting someone and hurting my reputation. I learned a lot over the years through trial and error. It took me a long time to learn that I don't have to fear upsetting someone. Also, It's healthy for me, my clients, and the music industry to uphold my standards. In the words of L'Oréal Paris "because I'm worth it".

I want to empower musicians to recognize themselves as a specialist in their field. I also want musicians to be more open and supportive of their fellow musicians.

Lets Talk:

Why do you think some musicians allow themselves to be bullied?

Have you been Bullied by a consumer?

Have you been bullied by a fellow musician?

Have you been the bully?

What can musicians do to support other musicians (of all ages)?

What are your opinions and views about musicians and bullying?

Candace - Happy Musician Coach


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