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Help Musicians Scotland: Surviving in the Music Industry


HM Scotland will moderate a discussion on starting your own business in music, mental health and self-care with Achal Dhillon managing director of Killing Moon and Calum Hendrie specialist psychologist with the British Association Of Performing Arts and Medicine (BAPAM).

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Achal Dhillon - Managing Director (Killing Moon)

Achal Dhillon started Killing Moon in early 2011 in his parents' loft as a new music blog following a string of A&R/artist management positions at Universal Music, Quest Management and Turn First Artists/First Access Entertainment.

Since then, as a completely independent music company Killing Moon has evolved into one of the UK's most respected and innovative record labels, artist management companies and concert/club promoters, having recently launched a PR division in 2018, receiving numerous commendations from international press and radio along the way in it's short lifespan.

Calum Hendrie - Specialist Psychologist (BAPAM - British Association for Performing Arts Medicine)

Calum is a Registered Psychologist and Psychotherapist with over 20 years experience working in specialist services within the public and private sectors. Calum’s career has involved working with moderate to severe mental illness including trauma, substance abuse and addictions and attachment disorders for which he has been an invited speaker, trainer and consultant nationally and internationally.

30 years experience of being a musician has prompted a long interest in understanding and supporting musicians and performing artists with their mental and emotional health. Calum provides both direct therapeutic services and work in developing care pathways and plans tailored to those involved in the industry as well as the organisations supporting them.