Terra Lopez - Backline (Community Manager)
Backline is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides mental health and wellness resources to the music industry and their families. Backline connects music industry professionals and their families with mental health and wellness resources—streamlining access to a network of trusted organizations and care providers that understand this line of work. They’re a critical connector for touring professionals who often lack the resources they need to address mental health and wellness needs. Backline offers a free Case Management program and virtual programming that includes bi-weekly support groups, meditation, breathwork, yoga, and other virtual experiences to support the music industry. Backline is a term used to describe audio amplification equipment for bands behind the stage; it is required to power live music. Backline believes that mental health and wellness are just as vital in supporting those that have a hand in making the magic happen. Backline fills a gap between an underserved community and the resources they need to thrive — on and off the road. Backline is a platform for music industry professionals and their families to learn, ask questions, and find clinical support to navigate mental health challenges. Life in this industry can be incredibly isolating and difficult; Backline provides a safe, private, and immediate place to go for help.