"“Get only what you give back." My acapella song Earth speaks in the first person, Mother Earth sharing how she feels about us making a mess of this in our teenage human evolution years. She reminds us we “get only what you give back” and she’s getting pretty fed up. Let’s not give her any more excuses to teach us a lesson! "
— Imogen Heap
"Its great we're getting properly focused on this now. Reducing our ecological footprint needs to be part of everything we do from now on. And governments must help us!"
— Ninja Tune
"For my daughter"
— Will Varley
"We all need to play our part in the coming emergency and the music industry is no exception. Indeed I think performers have a particular responsibility to use their platforms to oppose a heads-in-the-sand response to the extremely difficult times ahead"
— Jon Boden
"In a world on fire, we need to come together to create change. The time is now."
— Greenbelt Festival
"To help get the plastic-free party started!"
"Opera North believes that music, and specifically opera, can forge shifts in the ways we relate to one another, our environment and the world. In signing up to this climate emergency we want to show our passion and commitment to this declaration and we call on others within our industry to do the same."
— Opera North
"There is no planet B"
— Zoë Keating
"All of us at Serious want to work together for music and change"
"MDE and all those that sign up to declare a Climate & Ecological Emergency is a start. It’s important as it puts a flag in the ground and opens up the debate needed to be had within the music industry. Ultimately we all need changes only governments and large fossil fuel corporations can enact but by declaring a Climate Emergency we are stating that we as a sector we truly know about the problem and give confidence to those within the industry and other sectors of society to discuss, declare and reimagine how we might move forward. "
— Full Time Hobby
"We treasure records so that the next generation can enjoy them just as we have. The environment we live in should be no different. Without our planet, there will be no music. Let's use music to stop the unimaginable from happening. This shit is horrifyingly real - we must not stay silent. "
— Rough Trade
"The future of our earth is on the line. Being an advocate for sustainability is why I signed up to Music Declares Emergency. Every opportunity to take action in support of improving our ecological conditions is a gift. "
— Carleen Anderson
"It’s blatantly obvious to me why we have to call an Environmental Emergency.
I believe if nothing is done soon Global warming will lead to mass human migration leading to. Conflict on a global scale. We must act now."
— Geoff Barrow
"We urgently need to address the ecological crisis. Music has the power to bring about change, and Big Life has always encouraged its artists to reduce their environmental impacts and use their platform to inspire others to do the same. We need to work together as an industry to call on governments to bring about the systemic change needed both locally and globally."
— Big Life Management
"Music has the power to inspire people to change, a change that is urgently needed as our world heads towards rapid climate breakdown. Everyone working in the music and events industry needs to come together to make a difference. The time is now."
— Mary Corfield, Ethical Event Management
"This is a tipping point. It feels like this could be a moment to change the narrative..."
— Arthur Jeffes, Penguin Cafe
"Enough time has been wasted - we must all face up to the whole truths regarding rapid climate change and species extinction and act now. "
— Everything Everything
"I’m an artist who is passionate about social justice + climate justice. Glad to see this!"
— Dj Spooky
"Because we must all join in if there is any chance of making change."
— We Out Here Festival, Outlook Festival, Dimensions Festival
"I love this planet"
— Sandie Shaw Honorary President of Featured Artist Coalition
"If we neglect to stand for the protection of our world environment and overall global health, we will fall prey to the irreversible repercussions to all living things for generations to come. This effort is an opportunity to join together as a musical mankind to make a powerful and unified statement...that which reflects the very essence of life and love. To the call, we respond - YES!!! Thank you "
"Its time to galvanise our collective voice, intelligence & influence and demand change."
— From the Fields / bluedot / Kendal Calling
"We need to keep this planet alive."
— Nitin Sawhney
"NO MUSIC ON A DEAD PLANET. HOLD THE GOVERNMENTS AND CORPORATIONS ACCOUNTABLE. ACTION NOW!"
"The whole world needs to change....
Music has the ability to spread this beautiful and ultimately universal message with, speed, ease and instinctual meaning.."
— Meadows In The Mountains
"The climate is changing, we must respond quickly, and protect this beautiful earth we share with so many heavenly creatures and plants. We must act, otherwise we shall have no one to blame but ourselves."
— Tom Odell
"Kings Place is committed to the collective effort to protect the earth for all its inhabitants for generations to come. We are proud to join so many other organisations and individuals, united by music and the common cause of saving the planet. "
— Kings Place
"...because i deeply agree with this declaration and it is time to act on every front. "
— Amanda Palmer
"It's time for all organisations in society to urgently take meaningful action to reduce impacts show leadership and inspire change at this critical moment in history. Collaboration is essential - Music Declares brings many parts of an influential industry together to form a strong voice and platform for change."
— Powerful Thinking
"There might never have been an issue that singularly unites the artistic community more than the need to address climate change and acknowledge the environmental crisis we are experiencing locally and globally. Never has there been an issue where our collective effort could be more impactful on the lives of those living today and those not yet born. If there was to be only one reason whereby having an audience that follows our lead mattered and could bring about collective change in our society surely this would be it and the right time to do it. "
— Sam Lee
"Music is universal. Music is a benign contagion, spread far and wide, uncontrolled and uncontrollable by the powers that be. Little music, big music, music in major, minor, every key and every language, the most powerful of human cultural endeavors. Let's USE IT. "
— Peggy Seeger
"It's high time the music business took the intiative in some of these crucial environmental, cultural and political issues facing the UK and more importantly, the planet. For too long, we have been too passive. But we can not rely on governments to look after the planet, they can barely look after themselves."
— Bella Union Records
"I‘m supporting this positive call The message..... Bring change - Build a fully carbon neutral, post petroleum all recycled World 🌎 . It can still be Day-Glo. "
— Jon More (Coldcut)
"Those in power lack leadership and will. I'm hoping that pressure from a big group of people, united by common sense, can force them to make the changes needed for survival."
— Annabel Wright
"Grassroots Music Venues are the community hubs and spaces of our towns and cities; they play an important role in bringing together and inspiring local communities. Music Venue Trust believes that these venues must seize the opportunity to take action on the Climate Emergency, and play a lead role in engaging the music industry and the public in the climate debate. "
— Music Venue Trust
"This is the most important and pressing issue we face collectively as a planet. Our duty to all life on Earth means we must turn all our resources and creative wisdom to shifting our tired and entrenched pattern of destruction toward something that allows for harmony between all living things. We owe it to ourselves and we owe it to our children and their children. We are not being good ancestors unless we act now. "
— Johnny Flynn
"This shit is crazy!!"
— Kathleen Hanna
"I believe the climate crisis is the most important issue of our time, and feel the responsibility as an artist to do what I can to fight it."
— Scott Helman
"The earlier we act to confront the climate emergency the less painful it will be. Time is running out."
— Cooking Vinyl Ltd
"This is the only thing that's important. If our climate breaks down further, it impacts all of our future. "
— Sound Diplomacy
"It's clearly a massively important issue and makes sense that the music industry comes together to campaign, grow and share this emergency with the world. I would particularly like to see an initiative developed for musicians to cut down their carbon footprint when touring, ranging from small to large scale tours."
— Independent Music Law Advice
"This is, by far, the most important issue of our time and every and any positive action is crucial to generate the required momentum to address the current catastrophe!"
— Shambala Festival
"Because we want to help manifest change"
"As musicians in the public eye, showing solidarity together on this devastating inevitable situation, may help bring wider awareness via our fans and the industry that we are a part of. "
"We at Memphis Industries want to keep bringing the joy of music to people without the environmental cost that comes with it. To find solutions to the myriad ways in which the music industry has a negative impact on the environment will take individual and collective action, and it is time that everyone took a stand. "
— Memphis Industries
"Revolution begins at home. Change yourself and the rest will follow."
"I think it’s important to support this cause because I’m personally interested in survival and the survival of my children."
— Hot Chip
"It’s vital that we back this campaign. The threat from climate change is real and we all need to play our part in combatting it. Music may not have the impact of some other industries, but we can still do more to reduce our own carbon footprint and use our platform to spread the message that action needs to be taken. Mike Smith, MD"
— Warner Chappell Music UK
"As one of the largest music and entertainment venues in the Gloucestershire we appreciate our responsibility to speak up about climate change and the ecological emergency.
With tens of thousands of visitors throughout the year we understand that we have the opportunity to use our platform to encourage collective action, and to champion positive climate action."
— The Sub Rooms, Stroud
"The environment, the planet, nature, the woods, streams, wilds, my kids, my future grandkids, people everywhere are at the core of my art, my music, and my existence. It is time we take a stand, come together, and take a stand."
— S. Carey
" The time is now. We must act swiftly and urgently to save our planet. Every choice we make individually and collectively has an impact. Let’s set the bar."
— Veruca Salt
"When I was a little girl, playing in the fields in southwestern Ontario, which species was extinct? The Dodo and the Passenger Pigeon. In my lifetime, and I will be 79 soon, see how much and how many have been lost. What will be left for my children and grandchildren?"
— Bonnie Dobson
"As artists, organisations and individuals involved in music, we are in a position where we can positively influence our audiences and fans to unite with us to fight climate change. At Sound City we want to work together with everyone in our industry and beyond to make a huge positive change to this life and Earth threatening predicament."
— Sound City
"No planet, no life.
No future, no life.
Positive action yields positive results.
Time for action.
— The Bug
"It’s time the government took real action and for the industry to play its part in affecting change. "
— Jazz re:freshed
"If ever there was a moment for all humankind to rise up and take action together its Now. The wailing alarm bells for the future of our beautiful planet and all life upon it are deafening. Music connects us across all borders. We have a global voice and a massive responsibility. We'll pull together. "
— Deluxxe Management/Ideal Music Prodns
"Shift happens...now is the time to be part of reclaiming the future"
— Matt Black, Coldcut
"This is no woke bandwagon everybody. If we don't join into one big unstoppable force of public opinion and press our governments for massive change RIGHT NOW human life will be changed irrevocably for the worse within a generation. Listen to the teenagers. They know it will soon be too late."
— Neil Hannon
"I believe this is by far the most important issue facing the world today. "
— George FitzGerald
"Because I care.... I care about people, and I care about this beautiful Planet. I’m in ore of it, respect it and am worried about what some reckless leaders around the world are doing to it. I have kids, and I want their future to be as magical as my experience has been here so far. I’m great full MUSIC DECLARES EMERGENCY has been set up, so I’m singing . Thank You ! "
— Nick Launay
"There is no doubt that we are facing a global climate emergency, the effects of which are becoming ever clearer in our daily lives. It is crucial that we do everything we can to change our own behaviours and the behaviours of the world’s biggest corporations, and that we influence governments in order to secure a positive future for our planet."
— Association of Independent Music (AIM)
"Now is the time for action at Government level."
— The BRIT School
"Because Earth is our first home and it’s important that we preserve it."
"If the world doesn't exist because we have ruined our planet, there won't be anymore music."
— Geoff Travis
"There has never been more urgency for the music industry to work together, have a collective voice to Government and produce an overarching strategy and resources for the changes we need to make collectively to reduce environmental impacts.
— Association of Independent Festivals
"Music is a powerful tool that can be used for good. We all need to play our part if the planet is to survive."
— English Folk Dance and Song Society
"Right now we don’t know if the forces moving us toward a kinder, more benevolent world- a truly life sustaining society- are galvanising faster than those of the Great Unravelling of the earth’s system that we see happening before us- across our landscapes and in our communities. That is why these times are of great uncertainty. This is why I have signed this declaration. It has sickened me over the years to see music so cheapened and in service of dead ideologies - “unlimited growth at all cost” etc. The madness is stopping and music is coming alive again. "
— Nick Mulvey