NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) — ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers announced the launch of ASCAP TuneUp, a health and wellness program aimed at its music creator members.
“Creating music is an all-consuming passion and a labor of love, but you’ve got to take care of your instrument — in the case of music creators, your body, mind, and spirit,” said ASCAP Chairman of the Board and President Paul Williams. “ASCAP has a long commitment to supporting the livelihoods of its songwriters and composers. With TuneUp, we’re taking that one step further. If creating music is your life, we are here to provide the resources you need to be at your creative best. This is just the beginning, and we will roll out more services in the months to come.”
The program will seek to provide a range of support to ASCAP creators, including access to and significant discounts on tech-focused services that support mental health, mindfulness, exercise and nutrition.
Partners in the TuneUp program include:
Aaptiv: music-powered, coach-guided digital audio workouts
BetterHelp: easy, affordable, anywhere access to therapists and mental health resources via your digital devices
Daily Burn: access to thousands of workout videos available from your home
Motiv: a fitness and sleep tracker housed in a ring
Shine: a self-care app with easy exercises and a supportive community
TuneUp also formed a strategic partnership with MusiCares, a charitable arm of the Recording Academy, that provides critical assistance to music people in times of need. Through the partnership with ASCAP, MusiCares will launch recovery-focused support groups in multiple cities and online support options for people in communities without access to a face-to-face group.
MusiCares will also serve as an official advisor on ASCAP’s recovery and mental health programs.
will host wellness events for ASCAP members throughout the year in multiple cities, with events already planned for New York City on January 6th when ASCAP will host a “sound bath” meditation program at its headquarters.
As well, following the Country Music Awards, ASCAP will host a high intensity workout program in Nashville, and “Mind Your Business: Mental Health in the Music Industry,” an ASCAP Urban panel discussion in LA.