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Recruitment: could you be our Assistant to the Directors?

We are recruiting maternity cover for our assistant role, London-based at 18 hours/week, with a salary of £12,000 per annum plus contributory pension.

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Music Declares Emergency Partners with The BRITs

This year, Music Declares Emergency are teaming up the BRITs to amplify the NO MUSIC ON A DEAD PLANET campaign.

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The merch challenge - how to show your fandom without wrecking the planet

One of the greatest challenges we face as an industry is the growth of merchandise.

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Don't shoot the artist

The tragic death of Ana Clara Benevides from heat exhaustion at a Taylor Swift gig in Rio has been followed by a deluge of opinion pieces, posts, and comments from prominent figures in the climate movement.

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Blinded by the lights? Are gigs still about the performance?

Live shows are increasingly dependent on visuals and special effects. Is performance being surpassed by the show and what does that mean for a sustainable live future?

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We’re off to see the wizard

In a world of false advertising, is music the most powerful response?

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Don’t shoot the messenger

As if dealing with climate deniers wasn’t tough enough, artists are also faced with friendly fire and impossible demands when they speak out. Time to stop.

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MDE x The Soup Dragons

The Soup Dragons have joined forces with Music Declares Emergency for the release of their first new material in over three decades with an exclusive premier of their video for ‘No Music On A Dead Planet’.

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Really Saying Something – Six words that continue to make a difference

Sometimes the simplest ideas are the most effective. Not everyone in the climate world needs a PHD in chemistry to make a real difference.

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Whoops, there goes the festival

Supporting climate action is no longer about altruism, it's a business imperative if we want to continue to see a stable and profitable music industry.

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I would like to confess.

As K-pop artists headline festivals and K-pop tracks take over the charts, its power to build communities and drive change could be the perfect ally for the climate movement.

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One Nation Under A Groove

Inspired by our collaboration with Smiley, I look at how rave culture could be the blueprint for a truly inclusive climate movement

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Everyone's Talking At Me

Moving from conversation to action on climate change

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A positive future, not a negative present

Solving the problems of the climate emergency

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Are you ready?

We join Pulp and Black Pink for the moments of the weekend

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Turn Up the Volume 2023

Music Declares Emergency launches major new initiative, gathers the music community for The Big One protest

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Jobs

New role: could you be our Assistant to the Directors?

We are recruiting a new assistant role, London-based at 18 hours/week, with a salary of £12,000 per annum plus contributory pension.

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ARTIST TRAINING

Music Declares Emergency has partnered with leading climate communications specialists On Road Media to offer artists a unique program that helps them talk about climate issues to their fans and the media with confidence.

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READING AND LEEDS PARTNERSHIP

Music Declares Emergency joined forces with Festival Republic for this year’s Reading and Leeds Festivals to put action on climate at the top of the agenda.

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Bioplastic vinyl

Music Declares Emergency worked with Evolution Music for Our Turn Up The Volume 2022 week to launch their revolutionary bioplastic vinyl.

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About our clothing

We've worked to source the most sustainable merchandise available.

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New sustainable travel guide from ecolibrium

ecolibrium launch a new Sustainable Travel Guide for Artists and the Music Industry

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‘Turn Up The Volume’ survey

Music fans care more about climate change and want the music industry to do more on the issue

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Music Industry Climate Pack

We're proud to launch our Music Industry Climate Packs - downloadable from www.musicdeclares.net - an accessible guide to greening the music industry - for businesses, artists and fans. Written by experts from Julie's Bicycle, Sony Music Publishing, ecolibrium and more.

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Resolution Song

The world comes together with one song to call for peace, unity and global collaboration to protect the planet. A global project featuring bands, artists, and singers from every country in the world!

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Take part in our Audience Survey

Music Declares Emergency have teamed up with The University of Glasgow to survey music fan’s attitudes towards industry sustainability initiatives.

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#GoLocal with Music Declares Emergency and Music Venues Trust

In partnership with Music Declares Emergency, Music Venue Trust is asking live music fans to #GoLocal for Earth Day Friday 22 April 2022

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Turn Up The Volume 2022

MUSIC DECLARES EMERGENCY’S TURN UP THE VOLUME WEEK 18-24TH APRIL 2022

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Dirty Money - Taking your cash out of the Climate Crisis - Online Panel Discussion

To celebrate Earth Day, Rough Trade and Music Declares Emergency present a panel conversation discussing how we can best use our money to stop fuelling the Climate Crisis. Join us on 19th April at 7pm GMT

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Sustainability in Orchestras panel

From a bow maker to a carbon-neutral orchestra, find out more from these subject matter specialists working in the orchestral sector. November 10th at 2pm on zoom. Please register for the link!

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Climate Music Blowout, Sunday 17 October

Sunday 17th October will see the first Climate Music Blowout event in London. Culminating in a show featuring a unique line-up of bespoke performances including a raft of special guests, the afternoon will see key music industry figures and artists discuss how the music industry, and the music community, can continue to play a key role in responding to the climate emergency

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Choirs Addressing Climate Change

Join us at 11am on June 24 for a honest discussion around how the choir community can best respond to environmental challenges ahead and take positive action with regard to climate change.

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The Great Escape panel

The Great Escape - Thursday 13 May 2021 at 13:00 - JB x MDE present No Music On A Dead Planet

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Turn Up the Volume - press coverage

Groundbreaking label announcements, the cover of Kerrang! and coverage across the music and mainstream press.

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Classical Declares Emergency

180 people from the classical world call for an environmentally sustainable music profession.

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Singing with Nightingales

Hosted by folk singer Sam Lee this audio broadcast, live on Youtube, will take you on a journey into the woods of Sussex to hear the unforgettable song of the nightingale. 11pm, Thursday 22nd April

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New t-shirt designs

New designs from Peter Saville, Afro Deco and Luke Preece!

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Music in the Climate Crisis - free panel discussion

Rough Trade and Music Declares Emergency present Music in the Climate: How can record labels, record stores, and artists respond to the climate crisis? 7pm, Wednesday April 21

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Beggars Group and Ninja Tune go carbon negative

In advance of Earth Day 2021, The Beggars Group and Ninja Tune - two of the largest independent record label groups - have announced ambitious, industry leading environmental targets that will soon see both companies transform to a carbon negative position.

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TURN UP THE VOLUME EVENTS

All the events announced so far for our week of events between April 17th and 25th.

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All-day livestream from DJs for Climate Action

Celebrated the weekend after Earth Day, EARTH NIGHT is about harnessing the energy of the global nightlife scene to power solutions and generate climate action. All day, Sunday April 25th.

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Classical Music in the Climate crisis - what do we do next?

Representatives from major classical UK institutions gather to discuss what the challenges are of the climate emergency to their organisation. 11am, Wed 21st April

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The Classical community declare emergency

An open letter from the Classical, Choral and Composers' community.

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Sam Lee & Soumick Datta In Conversations That Matter

Presented by Hawkwood and Music Declares Emergency, Sam and Soumik reflect on their lives as musicians and activists and how creativity can help save the planet.

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Music Climate Action: Practical Workshop for the music industry

You've declared a climate and ecological emergency, but what now? A free practical introduction session with Julie's Bicycle. 2pm, Tuesday April 20

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TURN UP THE VOLUME

Starting on April 19th, the UK Music industry will reinforce its commitment to action on the climate emergency with a series of announcements and artist reach outs in the week of Earth Day 2021