Helping the Music Industry Cope – Billboard Magazine Article

September 6, 2017 by  
Filed under Band Therapy

Music industry veteran-turned-music therapist, Jodi Milstein, LMFT, LPCC, on providing help for artists and industry execs alike.

Billboard Magazine’s Hannah Karp interviewed me for a very cool music industry piece in the publication’s News section, “From The Desk Of”.  This article appeared on Billboard.com  and as a two page spread in Billboard Magazine’s September 2-15, 2017 issue. The article explores how I have successfully combined two... 

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Band Therapy Article – Wall Street Journal “Battling Bands: This Next Song is Dedicated to Our Therapist”

August 24, 2017 by  
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Band Therapy with The Menstruators

I was interviewed by Erich Schwartzel for a terrific piece in The Wall Street Journal regarding band therapy and how my company, RockStar Therapy, works with band members to air grievances, improve communication skills, and work on improving coping strategies.  This article appeared on the front page of the Wall Street Journal on Thursday, August... 

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MusiCares® Talks with Bob Forrest – Why Drug and Alcohol Addiction Intervention Fail

MusiCares® Talks with Bob Forrest – Why Drug and Alcohol Addiction Intervention Fail It’s very hard to get through to artists when they are engrossed in addiction.  Addictions Interventions don’t always work. Even with family and loved ones begging someone to go to rehab, people will walk away from an addiction intervention because... 

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MusiCaresFoundation® Talks to Slash about Addiction

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MusiCaresFoundation® Talks to Slash about Addiction MusiCares® talks to Slash about coming to terms with his addiction to drugs and alcohol. Struggling with different types of addiction, Slash broke through the denial, found help, and overcame his addictions.  Read More →

Band Dynamics – 14 Rules for Being a Good Bandmate

February 7, 2015 by  
Filed under Band Dynamics, Music, Musician, Singer

A band is simultaneously a friendship, a collaborative partnership and a business. Although it might be less personal and intimate than a romantic relationship, it is quite possibly more complicated. That’s because there are usually more than two people involved, and everyone has an opinion. We are artists after all, so being sensitive and... 

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Lady Antebellum on Group Therapy: ‘Any Band Needs It’

October 13, 2011 by  
Filed under Band Dynamics, Musician, Singer

Disclosure from Jodi Milstein: Although I have not worked with Lady Antebellum, I would like to share this interview from extra where members of Lady Antebellum discuss how their band benefited from Group Therapy.  Working with bands on group dynamics is my specialty.  If your band or a band you work can benefit from better communication, please... 

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Addiction Captures Amy Winehouse

July 23, 2011 by  
Filed under Addiction, Awareness, Health, Music, Musician, Singer

Addiction captured another talented artist today, Amy Winehouse. The death of a young artist with so much potential for a bright future is heartbreaking. However, how do you help someone who is on a path of self-destruction under the influence of drugs and alcohol? The initial answer is that an addict MUST possess a strong desire to help themselves.... 

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Band Dynamics with Wayne Kramer from the MC5

March 25, 2011 by  
Filed under Addiction, Band Dynamics, Music, Musician

Detroit native Wayne Kramer was a founding member and guitarist of the revolutionary band the MC5, which came from the same Detroit music scene that produced The Stooges, KISS, and Ted Nugent. With co-guitarist Fred Sonic Smith, Kramer’s aggressive, noisy style on the band’s 1969 debut, Kick Out The Jams, became a landmark in the evolution... 

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Band Dynamics – Coping with Addiction

February 27, 2011 by  
Filed under Addiction, Band Dynamics

Albert Hammond Jr: “I was hardcore junkie” The guitarist is known for being in rock band The Strokes, but has also released two records on his own. His last offering ¿Cómo Te Llama? hit stores in 2008, but memories of it are mixed for Albert. He was taking drugs at the time it was recorded and his addiction has affected his relationships... 

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Taking Care of Your Voice

February 14, 2011 by  
Filed under Singer, Voice

Tips to Prevent Voice Problems Limit your intake of drinks that include alcohol or caffeine. These act as diuretics (substances that increase urination) and cause the body to lose water. This loss of fluids dries out the voice. Alcohol also irritates the mucous membranes that line the throat. Drink plenty of water. Six to eight glasses a day is... 

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