Music Declares Emergency has partnered with music industry organisations and artists to host a week of activities demonstrating the power of music to inspire climate action.
The events will be centred on Earth Day 2022, and will take place from April 19-24.
Participating organisations include Planet Resolution, EarthPercent, the Music Venue Trust, the BPI, The European Arenas Association, Evolution Music, Julie’s Bicycle, Rough Trade, Secretly Group, Beggars Group, Involved Music Group, Key Production, 4AD, Shabba Party, Ecolibirum, and Believe.
All will come together over a range of events, to call for unity and action on a global issue under the banner #NoMusicOnADeadPlanet.
Events and initiatives include Resolution Song, a cast of stars including KT Tunstall, Iraq’s Naseer Shamma, and The Soweto Gospel Choir performing a song that calls for peace, unity and global action on the climate; the launch of Music Declares Emergency US and Portugal; the #golocal campaign, in partnership with Music Venue Trust, which encourages people to take public transport to support their local venue; a panel discussion with Tamara Lindeman of The Weater Station, Sophie Cowen of Switchit.green, Steve Wayman of AVIVA, Sophie Schnapp of EarthPercent, and Anneka Deva of Money Movers; plus the launch of the MDE Music Industry Climate Packs, which aim to help all areas of the music industry improve their sustainability.
In July 2019, the music industry declared a climate emergency, administered by Music Declares Emergency.
Signatories include Universal Music, Sony Music, Warner Music, the Association Of Independent Music (AIM), Beggars Group, Radiohead, Festival Republic, Warner Chappell Music, SJM Concerts, Coda Agency, Abbey Road Studios, Crosstown Concerts, The BRIT School, Idles, Nadine Shah and the Music Venue Trust. Click here for a current list of all signatories.