Music, Minds, Management PART 1/2 (I Wish Someone Had Told Me Earlier) Tips and Advice: Wellness Mental and Physical
Marni Wandner Ashby Sona, Carmel bennet MusicHelps, Terresa Patterson MMF NZ, Peter van Galen
Marni Wandner Ashby SonaMarni Wandner is a creative strategist and marketer with 15+ years’ experience in the music and entertainment industries. She is currently the CMO of sona, a music therapy app that relieves anxiety using scientifically-tested restorative music (IG: @sonacares). Additionally, she is the co-founder of Equilibrium, an initiative that brings wellness resources to the music industry (IG: @thisisequilibrium). As a certified holistic health coach, Marni also provides wellness consultancy services, creating partnerships in the wellness space, adding wellness components to businesses and events, and working with individuals to meet their own health and wellness goals.
Marni ran digital agency Sneak Attack Media for 12 years before it was acquired by marketing agency The Syndicate where she served as VP, Marketing & Business Development. She’s worked with a wide variety of clients over the years, from artists like Lou Reed, Guns N' Roses, Motörhead, The Cult, David Crosby, Tori Amos, Third Eye Blind, Flora Cash, LP and Ani DiFranco, to an array of brands, apps, events, films, and books.
Carmel bennet MusicHelpsFor over 30 years, Carmel has worked in New Zealand Music Industry. Starting at Epic Records, Carmel soon found a passion for Live Music where she has undertaken roles from accreditation, bookings, logistics, bookkeeping. She even stepped in and did monitors when a tech got stuck in transit (ok she wasn’t brilliant, but the band mostly got what they needed). In the recent year, Carmel has been working with MusicHelps, assisting all Aotearoa Music Workers to access Wellbeing advice through a 24/7 counselling service, receive grants when tragedy strikes and administrating Grants for organisations who use music to change people’s lives.
Terresa Patterson MMF NZ
Peter van Galen