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KEXP Produces “Music Heals” Segment on Addiction and Recovery

5 June 2018

Popular Seattle radio station KEXP has been producing segments under a series they call Music Heals. Live performances, interviews, and stories from listeners are compiled for each segment based around how music can be used to heal those who are suffering from the topic at hand. KEXP has covered topics such as cancer, mental health, […]

Recovery Dominates the 2018 Billboard Music Awards

21 May 2018

Recovery seemed to be the implicit theme of the night for this year’s Billboard Music Awards. Music artists openly spoke and sang about recovery from the effects of substance abuse, gun violence, mental illness, and sexual violence. We witnessed a beautiful display of compassion and understanding by musicians from all walks of life this Sunday […]

RIP Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchison

15 May 2018

Scott Hutchison, lead singer and guitarist of the Scottish indie rock band Frightened Rabbit, was found dead last Friday. It was reported that he had gone missing in South Queensferry, near Edinburgh, two days before his body was found in a marina on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth. Although no official cause […]

FTMF to Attend the 2018 Music Biz Conference

11 May 2018

Face the Music Foundation is coming to Nashville. We are pleased to announce that we will be attending this year’s Music Business Association Music Biz Conference on May 14-May 18. This year mark’s the 60th anniversary of the event and we are honored to be part of such a celebrated and storied tradition. This conference […]

Doctor Taken to Court for 3 Doors Down Guitarist’s Overdose Death

11 May 2018

This week, Alabama physician Dr. Richard Snellgrove will be put on the stand and tried in the death of the former lead guitarist of 3 Doors Down, Matthew Roberts. Snellgrove is facing 13 federal counts for illegal distribution of controlled substances as well as health care and insurance fraud. The physician is facing upwards of […]

FTMF Co-Sponsors Sober Jam – Austin

11 May 2018

Face the Music Foundation is excited to announce that we are officially co-sponsoring Sober Jam – Austin. FTMF will be partnering with the Recording Academy/MusiCares, the SIMS Foundation and DeMaris Productions to bring quality sober music to Austin. Once a month for the past 12 years, Sober Jam – Austin has provided musicians in recovery […]

Legendary DJ and EDM Artist Avicii Dead of Suicide

27 April 2018

Another life has been cut tragically short by mental illness. Electronic Dance Music (EDM) superstar Tim Bergling, known to the world as Avicii, was found dead last week in his hotel room in Muscat, Oman. He was just 28 years old. Avicii’s family released a statement a few days later, confirming that his death was […]


23 April 2018

It’s no secret that Demi Lovato is in recovery for her co-occurring disorders – addiction, bulimia, bipolar disorder, and self-harm issues. She has been on the right path with her sobriety and keeping her other mental health disorders in check for over five years. What we didn’t know about was her mysterious disappearance from the […]