Tallinn Music Week
5—6 April 2024

Put Your Own Oxygen Mask on First! Building resilience and mitigating stress

Saturday 6 April at 13:1514:15 in Sirius

In the fast-paced world of the music industry, where irregular hours, intense competition, extensive travel, and often extravagant social events are the norm, prioritising mental well-being is paramount. From the pressures of relentless schedules to the temptations of substances at social gatherings, maintaining both physical and mental fitness is essential for thriving in this environment. How to build resilience to cope and find ways to mitigate stress in the music industry?

This panel takes a look at the root causes of mental health challenges and provides solutions to take care of oneself.


  • Tamsin Embleton, Founder of Music Industry Therapist Collective
  • Aleksandra Denda, Founder of Syncup
  • Asa Dyradottir, Head of Reykjavik Music City
  • Henrik Ehte, Head of Funk Embassy and Selektor Studio


  • Ingrid Stroom, Production coordinator at Thrust Productions