The global pandemic has certainly strained our collective mental health, and the dance music industry is no exception.
On Saturday, Beatport is doing something about it by co-hosting a 24-hour livestream that will address issues related to mental health and wellness. Titled When the Music Stops: #YouAreNotAlone, the event will feature that enduring mental health salve — music — via performances from Boys Noize, Kaskade, Junior Sanchez, techno’s royal couple Ida Engberg and Adam Beyer, Scuba and many more.
In addition, the day’s worth of live content will feature educational wellness talks on topics ranging from depression, productivity during the pandemic, how to sleep and breathe better and other issues pertinent to the dance music community and to human beings in general. When The Music Stops happens on Beatport’s Twitch channel starting at 7 p.m. PT on Saturday, November 7.
“These are trying times for our industry. Now more than ever taking care of ourselves – our minds, our wellbeing and, the wellbeing of others, is truly vital,” Beatport’s CEO Robb McDaniels says in a statement. “Mental health has been one of the most talked about topics in our industry for years, and this is a global topic that should continue to be discussed and destigmatized.”
The stream is co-hosted by When The Music Stops, a nonprofit supporting emotional and mental health through “music, connection and love” along with Silentmode, a wellness focused peak performance company.