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With Father’s Day coming up on Sunday September 1, it’s the perfect opportunity to celebrate a few music industry dads who are managing work and family life in a sector battling an ‘always-on’ mentality.

In the short Q&As below, we chat dad life with Stephen Green, Managing Director of the SGC Media Group (SGC Media, Title Track, Collision Course and minor//MAJOR), and Basil Cook, Manager of Contemporary Labels at ABC Music (The Wiggles, You Am I, All Our Exes, Mojo Juju).

Stephen Green

Managing Director, SGC Media Group

How many kids do you have? 

Two. Max is six and Alice is four.

What’s been the most challenging thing about being a dad in the music industry?

Switching off when you’re with them and not spending your life looking over the top of your phone to make sure they aren’t killing themselves. It’s a constant struggle.

I can’t say I’ve mastered it, but giving yourself the permission to not think about work 24/7 is at least a lofty goal and kids certainly give you the incentive to be a better human.