Acknowledgements

This survey could not have come together without the work and dedication of a number of talented and skilled people. Particular thanks must go to Maria Millar and Phil Dunbar who provided their formidable expertise in both the design and subsequent data analysis of the survey.

We would also like to thank Susan Cooper of the Australian mental health charity Entertainment Assist and the researchers at Victoria University in Melbourne as well as Professor Diana Kenny of the University of Sydney for their support and encouragement, also for their world-leading work in shining an empirical light on the challenges people working in music face.

The survey was improved immeasurably with the input of industry champions Peter “Zeb” Mansell at Oceania Productions, Harry Lyons and Margot Hinton of MAINZ, Dean Cameron of Recorded Music NZ, Teresa Patterson of the Music Managers Forum, Victoria Kelly and the team at APRA AMCOS NZ and Dr Stephen Small of the SAE Creative Media Institute.

We would also like to thank everyone who encouraged us and who took the time to spread the word about the survey. Thanks to your efforts, the survey achieved a response rate we could never have foreseen at the beginning of the initiative. Special thanks on this to NZ Musician, the NZ Music Commission, ETNZ, NZ On Air, Creative New Zealand and to everybody that shared, retweeted and posted throughout July 2016.

Most of all, we would like to thank everyone making their way in music who took the time to share their experiences with us. Your openness and honesty has helped guide the provision of new services that will improve access to support for many who are experiencing distress and hardship. Your response was well beyond our expectations; your stories are humbling and fill us with determination to do what we can to ensure kiwi music people can have healthier, longer, more productive and more fulfilling lives in music.

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