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Lumineers Release A Chilling Addiction-Focused Trilogy

4 June 2019
The Lumineers have released new music that chronicles that raw and unflinching reality of addiction.

Three years after the story of Cleopatra (album), the Lumineers personify addiction through the eyes of Gloria Sparks, a mother that makes regrettable mistakes fueled by her addiction to alcohol and substances. Wesley Schultz, songwriter and co-founder of the Lumineers, therapeutically explores his family demons correlating Gloria’s life with familiar experiences. Their new trilogy LP […]

Team Tommy Day Honors Face the Music Ally Tommy McClenahan

27 May 2019
Face the Music Foundation Honors Tommy McClenahan and raises money for addiction treatment at Team Tommy Day.

Earlier this month, Team Tommy Day, an event to honor Face the Music Foundation ally Tommy McClenahan, raised money to help educate children and parents about addiction. Tommy passed away last August from an accidental overdose and left a huge hole in the heart of his community. His involvement with Face The Music Foundation inspired […]

New Cage the Elephant Music Addresses Addiction and Grief in a New Way

13 May 2019
New Cage the Elephant music discusses addiction, trauma and tragedy.

Since their last record, brothers Matt and Brad Shultz from the Grammy-winning band, Cage the Elephant, have gone through some incredibly difficult points in their lives: divorce, family deaths, friends dying from overdose and more. These tragedies served as the catalyst for the production of their new release, Social Cues. Their fifth album unapologetically confronts […]

Face the Music Foundation Remembers Justin Enoch

12 April 2019

It is with the deepest and most profound regret that Face the Music Foundation says goodbye to Justin Enoch. We stand alongside Justin’s loved ones in honoring his memory, and offer our sincerest condolences to his family and friends. Face the Music Foundation was grateful for the opportunity we had to be touched by Justin’s […]

Examining Mental Illness and Addiction in the EDM Community

4 January 2019

For many, the suicide of world-renowned DJ and producer Avicii this past April was an unexpected tragedy and shock. Avicii’s death highlighted that, regardless of fame and income, a person can be struggling with co-occurring disorders like substance use disorder and depression. His death also sparked a conversation about the overall wellbeing of artists, as […]

New EDM Magazine Takes on Opioid Addiction in Festival Culture

3 January 2019

Starting on March 9, 2019, FestWorld Magazine, the world’s first print magazine catering specifically to music festivals and festival-goers, will run its very first issue in partnership with Full Energy, No Drugs (FEND), an anti-opioid initiative, in order to spread awareness and save lives. Music festival culture has become a global phenomenon over the past […]

Face the Music Foundation’s 2018 New Year’s Eve Playlist

31 December 2018
Face The Music Foundation's 2019 New Year's Eve Playlist

We here at Face The Music Foundation want to wish you a happy, healthy, and sober New Year! Whether you’re taking your first steps towards sobriety, are in the midst of recovery, or have been in recovery for a long while, the New Year is always a time of intense reflection on who we once […]

5 of Music’s Most Notable Addiction and Recovery Stories in 2018

31 December 2018
Top Five Addiction Stories in Music 2018

For many of us, 2018 has been a year of tremendous loss, struggle, and growth, filled with many highs and lows that have impacted us in a variety of different ways. The past year has brought the musical community a mixed bag of triumphs and misfortunes when it comes to recovery and addiction, bringing equal […]

Happy Holidays from Face the Music Foundation

25 December 2018
Happy Holidays from Face the Music Foundation

The Face The Music family wants to extend its best wishes for a happy, helpful and hopeful holiday season to all. As many people come together with their families and those close to them, we wanted to reach out to our chosen family and communicate how grateful we are for opportunities we’ve been given to […]