Culture and Health

What works for wellbeing? A systematic review of wellbeing outcomes for music and singing in adults

The article reports the results of the process of reviewing the evidence of the impact of art and music on individual wellbeing, as part of a research programme funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) - What Works Centre for Wellbeing ( which was carried out between 2015 and 2018.The study focuses on adults and music understood as a range of practices that comprise singing, listening to music and playing an instrument and includes different genres such as rock and pop. The review process highlighted the practices that were most closely connected with subjective wellbeing.