Dr. Anderson also talks about one of the biggest things that plague musicians today: health care. “Being a touring musician, you put your health on the line. From eating unhealthy food daily, to working under unsafe conditions, to the activity of the physical performance—not to mention drugs and alcohol. If a musician gets sick, he has very few options. Thirty-three percent of musicians don’t have health insurance. Compare that to 17 percent of the population. That number is alarming.” He touts the Future of Music Coalition with making strides in this area. […] “They have on their website, HINT (Health Insurance Navigation Tool), which offers advice on health care options in their state. This is invaluable to someone trying to make it in music.” If you’re a musician in need of heath care advice, check this out.