Dr. George Musgrave is a Lecturer at Goldsmiths (University of London) based in the Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship. His research studies the psychological experiences and working conditions of creative careers. He collaboratively undertook a major research project - 'Can Music Make You Sick?' - on mental health and the music industry exploring the links between anxiety/depression and precarious work, the book of which was an Amazon Number 1 Best Seller in the Sociology of Work. He has also published work on ethical decision-making by music managers, wellbeing in the gig economy, streaming and consumer behaviour, local cultural economies, and qualitative research methodologies in journals including Poetics, Cultural Trends, Psychology of Music, and Culture Unbound. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) and the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), and a Committee Member of the Royal Musical Association (RMA) Music and Mental Health Group.

Recent publications:

Musgrave, G (2023) Musicians, their relationships, and their wellbeing: Creative labour, relational work, Poetics, 101762

Musgrave, G (2022) Music and wellbeing vs. musicians’ wellbeing: Examining the paradox of music-making positively impacting wellbeing, but musicians suffering from poor mental health, Cultural Trends

Loveday, C, Musgrave, G & Gross, S (2022) Predicting anxiety, depression and wellbeing in professional and non-professional musicians, Psychology of Music

Upcoming Short Courses

Singing and Health Versus Singers’ Health
Thursday 13th April 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Singing and Health Versus Singers’ Health

Dr. George Musgrave

This lecture is a MUST for anyone engaged in the singing for health profession and for those who are serious about addressing the mental health issues of our profession!