Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/191563
Authors: 
Gross, Sally-Anne
Musgrave, George
Janciute, Laima
Year of Publication: 
2018
Series/Report no.: 
CAMRI Policy Briefs 4
Abstract: 
A response is needed to the numerous issues spurred by the expansion of the gig economy, where flexible patterns of employment prevail in contrast to permanent jobs. In this context of the exponential growth of the digital economy and underlying business models the largest nationwide study of its kind into the impact of the working conditions in the UK music industry "Can Music Make You Sick?" has been conducted by MusicTank/University of Westminster. This research suggests the need to consider the future of work not only from an economic or employment law perspective but from a mental health one too. What are the psychological implications of precarious work and how are factors such as financial instability, the feedback economy and personal relationships reflected in mental health outcomes or connected to the business relationships most musicians and other gig economy participants work under? Authors Sally-Anne Gross, George Musgrave and Laima Janciute consider which policy measures may help or harm gig economy workers including the taxation of self-employed workers, a universal basic income, education around mental health issues and access to mental health support.
Subjects: 
precarious work
mental health
self employment
music industry
gig economy
policy
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ISBN: 
978-1-911534-90-7
Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Document Type: 
Book
Document Version: 
Published Version
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