Music Declares Emergency is a group of artists, music industry professionals and organisations.
The continued rise in greenhouse gas emissions and the ongoing devastation of the natural world constitute a clear and present threat to life on Earth.
That an immediate governmental response is necessary to protect all life from climate and ecological catastrophe.
Music, musicians and music businesses, through their unique cultural and economic power, can lead the way in demanding the systemic changes required to secure all life on earth.
We call on all those within the industry to join us in declaring a climate emergency and to work towards making the cultural and operational changes necessary to contribute towards a carbon neutral future.
Launched in July 2019, Music Declares Emergency is an independent group with no party political or commercial affiliations. We believe in the power of music to promote the necessary cultural changes to create a greener, fairer, better future.
MDE represents all areas of the music industry irrespective of genre, role, gender, race or sexuality and is led by individuals united by a deep concern for the climate and ecological emergency we currently face. We recognise that the music industry, due to its unique challenges, needs its own group to drive this debate.
We believe that greening the music industry is a necessary part of creating a fertile environment for artists to speak out and create their own work around climate. We work with our partner organisation, Julie’s Bicycle, to coordinate and activate change within our own industry.
Throughout 2021-2022, Music Declares Emergency will propel the call for urgent action on climate through our NO MUSIC ON A DEAD PLANET campaign, harnessing the influence and reach of artists and fans to bring this conversation fully into the mainstream.
Hosted by MDE co-founder and Savages drummer Fay Milton, and Mercury award nominated folk singer Sam Lee, Music Declares Emergency hosts two hours of music and chat that tells the truth about the climate emergency and features special guests from across music, science, climate activism and the wider creative community.
The radio show provides a perfect vehicle to promote our campaigns to a wider audience and spread the word about Music Declares Emergency.
Stream it from the Soho Radio Culture Channel
Maddy Read Clarke - Campaign Director
Fay Milton - Director of Creative Strategy /
Lewis Jamieson - Director Of Communications
James Osborne - Finance Director
Nigel Adams, Full Time Hobby
Gavin O’Shea, Lo Recordings
Peter Quicke, Ninja Tune
Working Group Advisory
Chiara Badiali, Julie’s Bicycle
Nick Bravette, Carib Brit
Lauren Churchman, Radio Consultant
Barnaby Duff, Help Musicians
Tom Hardy, Musician
Hal Kennard, Musician
Sam Lee, Musician/Artistic Director
Tim Major, Sony Music Publishing
Tom Oakley, Warner Music
Diid Osman, PEEX
Andy Spence, OH Management
Ellie Wyatt, Composer
MDE relies on donations for it’s running cost and you can support or work in the following ways:
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