Here are some frequently asked questions. Check out the answers below:
Our mission is to provide counsel, encouragement and support to recording artists and their families.
Many issues can be dealt with by someone coming alongside, offering wise counsel and support. That’s what we do at Porter’s Call. While our staff does have counseling degrees, we neither operate a private practice, nor do we charge for our services.
If you are dealing with issues that need weekly, long term counseling, we will refer you, making sure you land in a good place. And we’ll assist you with the cost of that referral.
IF you are a recording artist signed to a record label
IF you are an independent artist and earn your primary income touring/selling/playing your own music
THEN, you are eligible.
There are many people in the music industry who write, tour, and play that do not fall into the category above – session musicians, band members, songwriters, producers and more. While we know that you share many (if not all) of the struggles of the artists we see, we have to stay true to our original mission.
As much as we’d love to, we simply don’t have the capacity to see all of the individuals in the music industry.
However, we don’t want to leave you hanging.
There is some great news.
There are financial resources available to folks in the music industry to help pay for counseling and other needed services. And we have an extensive referral list if you need it. If you need some help with referrals, feel free to call us and we’d be glad to help you. Check out “Resources” in our menu bar.
We provide our services at no cost. Actually, we charge $5 and give that money away to artists with a specific financial need and a charitable work (a different project each year). In 2017 we have chosen a wonderful organization, Music Heals International. MHI brings music and musicians to the children of Haiti and other parts of the world. For more information go to www.mhinternational.org .
Good question. We have a board of directors and an advisory board who help to raise funds primarily from those who benefit from healthy artists – record companies, managers, agents, fans, etc. Some artists, after they come to Porter’s Call, have decided to give back so that others can come.
If you want to tell someone about Porter’s Call and your visits here, you are free to do so. As for us, we don’t talk about who comes here or what they talk about. Your visit here is entirely confidential.