Iman Europe and The Agenda chat mental health, music, Web3 and The Homies DAO

Talk to any musician who has “made it,” and they’ll say that achieving fame is both a gift and a curse. While success in entertainment can obviously bring many positives, it also carries the pressure to stay relevant, the worry of constantly needing to stay connected to fans, and the loss of freedom and privacy that comes with being a regular Joe — all of which can be utterly exhausting. Add a jam-packed events schedule that robs artists of the time to detox and socialize, and fame begins to look like just as much a burden as it may be a blessing.

On the flip side, those aspiring to break through and finally go mainstream deal with the pressure of an uphill climb and the potential outcome that after all the struggle, there might not be a light at the end of the tunnel.

For this reason, mental health, wellness and feeling like one is plugged into a community are things all creators need to allocate time to, and The Homies DAO is focused on just that.

On Episode 17 of The Agenda podcast, hosts Ray Salmond and Jonathan DeYoung speak with singer and The Homies DAO founder Iman Europe about how the collective is using Web3 to bring artists together to focus on wellbeing.

A safe space for artists to breathe, relax and socialize

During the conversation, Europe detailed how lonely being a musician can feel and how difficult it can be to maintain social connections, given that sometimes it seems like family members are constantly hitting you up for money and perks, and strangers you connect with might have the ulterior motive of getting special benefits thanks to their new-found friend’s fame.

“I know a lot of artists felt very burnt out last year and felt like they couldn’t find their footing oftentimes because everything was moving so fast in Web3,” she said. “And so I saw the need for wellness in the space, and I also was needing it. I was juggling being an artist and the head of artist relations of, and it was a lot. They were two full-time jobs, and I wasn’t making enough time for…..

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