Tyni
Tyni
TYNI – FIGHTER (impacts 30th March via Help Musicians UK)
The music industry’s leading independent charity Help Musicians UK today announced that its ground breaking 24/7 mental health service and support line Music Minds Matter will have its own official anthem ‘Fighter’ by hot, emerging artist Tyni.  Tyni is a 22 year old artist from Sheffield who has already recorded with some of the biggest songwriters and producers in both the UK and LA, including Wayne Wilkins (Beyoncé, Cheryl), MNEK (Zara Larsson, Madonna, Little Mix), PC Music’s Sophie (Britney, Madonna) and Charlie XCX and is fast gaining attention for her own brand of glitchy synth pop bangers. Tyni released her Fighter’ EP independently last year, and has steadily racked up over 400,000 plays on Spotify, support and airplay from 1Xtra & BBC Introducing, and her debut performance at Glastonbury Festival ‘Fighter’ is a song of overcoming dark times and empowerment, co-written by Josh Record (Ella Henderson, MNEK) & produced by Wayne Wilkins (Beyonce, Jordin Sparks).

Biography
Tyni ‘Fighter’ – Charity single campaign calls for music fans to ‘Donate with a play’ to raise funds for
Music Minds Matter

Official anthem of music industry’s first dedicated 24/7 mental health support line and service from Help Musicians UK

(Wednesday 31 January 2018) The music industry’s leading independent charity Help Musicians UK (HMUK) today announced that its ground breaking 24/7 mental health support line and service Music Minds Matter will have its own official anthem ‘Fighter’ by hot, emerging artist Tyni.

By releasing this anthemic pop record, HMUK aims to raise funds and awareness for the Music Minds Matter service by calling for music fans to ‘Donate with a play’, generating revenue for the service through clicks to streaming services https://open.spotify.com/track/7x6igi1Jkx3Yv0auo4Ekpk?si=RFWDg6G3Sbux_Kh7i-GdAw, as well as downloads https://itun.es/us/7DTOgb .

Tyni will release new material in the coming weeks, a live version and video of ‘Fighter’, plus new remixes of the single.

A 22 year old artist from Sheffield, Tyni has already recorded with some of the biggest songwriters and producers in both the UK and LA, including Wayne Wilkins (Beyoncé, Cheryl), MNEK (Zara Larsson, Madonna, Little Mix), PC Music’s Sophie (Britney, Madonna) and Charli XCX and is fast gaining attention for her own brand of glitchy synth pop bangers that are laced with lyrics of passion and substance.

Tyni released ‘Fighter’ independently in Spring 2017, one version of the track has steadily racked up over 400,000 plays on Spotify, as well receiving high profile support and airplay from BBC Radio 1Xtra and BBC Introducing. The attention from the independent release also saw Tyni make her debut performance at Glastonbury Festival last summer.

‘Fighter’ is a song of overcoming dark times and empowerment, it is co-written by Josh Record (Ella Henderson, MNEK) and produced by Wayne Wilkins. The song was borne out of a tough time in Tyni’s life when she was struggling with heartbreak.

Tyni explains, “Everybody has a reason to fight for something in life. I've been through heartbreak and sometimes your own mind is the worst place you can be. It’s like four walls without a door.  I've been extremely fortunate to have song writing and music as my escape, it enables me to let go, heal and move on. As a musician, I have first seen hand how tough it can be to keep a career going when struggling with your own demons. That’s why I’m hugely passionate about supporting HMUK’s Music Minds Matter service. It's so important that the service is there to support people working in music through the dark times. I’m so honoured that ‘Fighter’ will be the anthem for Music Minds Matter, so please donate with a play!”

Richard Robinson, CEO of Help Musicians UK said “Help Musicians UK is delighted to be working with Tyni, a star in the making who has brought us the Music Minds Matter official anthem. The ‘Fighter’ track is not only high potential as a commercial record, it also has its strong and empowering message. Through our innovative campaign to ‘donate with a play’, we know the song will really resonate and raise the profile of the much needed service and raise additional funds, to support even more people and expand it beyond the UK. In the months since Music Minds Matter has been launched, the service has provided support for many people. We want to continue making a difference and help build a sustainable future for this country’s music industry, by supporting the mental health of those who need it most.”

Music Minds Matter is the music industry’s very first dedicated mental health support line and service, which was launched in December 2017 and has already supported a multitude of individuals.

The service is the industry’s most comprehensive yet – combining advice, signposting, clinical pathways and professional therapeutic services, including counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Uniquely, the service also provides access to the charity’s grant funding, and individuals may also access advice on legal issues, debt and benefits, a first for the British music industry.

Those needing help and emotional support can call 0808 802 8008 free of charge, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

HMUK’s Music Minds Matter provides individually tailored support and access to appropriate resources. In particular, the service provides:
Listening and emotional support
Support and advice in getting a diagnosis
Signposting to additional services that can support issues around mental health, addiction, eating disorders, sexual harassment, and homelessness
CBT, counselling, advice on debt, welfare benefits and legal issues
Links to the charity’s Health & Welfare grants
Advice can also be accessed by emailing MMM@helpmusicians.org.uk (please note a 48-hour turnaround)


Notes to editors:

About Tyni:

www.tyni.world
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/3S8iszOC48eZyxfJBPN55U https://open.spotify.com/artist/1wjkTFiVXJ4i3S1dIKLPl1
Apple Music: https://itun.es/us/afnSib (‘Fighter’ acoustic version)

Upcoming live dates and sessions:

The Leadmill, Sheffield – Friday 26 January for BBC Introducing Sheffield
Abbey Road Studios, London – Monday 12 February – Live session
The Great Escape, Brighton – 17-19 May

About Help Musicians UK:
HMUK has provided help, support and opportunities to empower musicians at all stages of their lives for 97 years. During 2016, HMUK’s Health & Welfare team experienced a 22% increase in requests for help from musicians across the UK, and in total that year, the charity spent £1.9 million helping these individuals.

In response to this, HMUK commissioned the University of Westminster and MusicTank to undertake the world’s largest academic study into mental health and the music industry. The findings of the report ‘Can Music Make You Sick?’, led to HMUK’s pledge to launch the Music Minds Matter service by December last year, as well as initiate the music industry’s first Mental Health Taskforce in collaboration with music industry partners, organisations and stakeholders.

The 0808 802 8008 telephone number can be accessed 24/7. The MMM@helpmusicians.org.uk email address will be checked regularly, with a response provided within 48 hours.

To ensure a robust service delivery, HMUK works with clinical partners and qualified experts, such as the British Association for Performing Arts Medicine, and the wider mental health community, to provide education and access to the most appropriate services.

The service is operated by a specialised contact centre, on behalf of HMUK. All calls and emails are answered by a trained advisor and those who provide counselling are qualified and accredited.

The service is unable to help those experiencing an acute mental health crisis or a person with an addiction, for example. The service is not meant to replace the NHS or private health services.

HMUK's mission is to create a sustainable future for all musicians and the industry. The charity works in partnership to transform the music industry through advocacy, campaigning, programmes and targeted investment for all those within it.
The charity continues to proactively raise money for the new service, with ambitions to work with global partners in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand to continue the campaign and underpin a global approach to the mental wellbeing of the music industry.