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One in three musicians are still earning nothing after COVID restrictions were lifted

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COVID-19 restrictions were lifted over the summer.According to UK charity Help Musicians, almost nine in 10 musicians were earning less than £1,000 per month, and 22 per cent were considering giving up music altogether in a survey conducted in August.The charity also said 83 per cent of professional musicians have been unable to find regular work.Help Musicians said it had seen a 60 per cent increase in people getting in contact for mental health support, with one in eight saying they were experiencing a mental health problem that was preventing them from returning to work.During the pandemic, the charity also distributed £18million to 19,000 struggling musicians.“We recognise that for some musicians, it will take a long time to rebuild and.

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