ABOUT

Music Declares Emergency is a group of artists, music industry professionals and organisations.

WE BELIEVE THAT

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.

ABOUT MUSIC DECLARES EMERGENCY

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.

MUSIC DECLARES EMERGENCY RADIO SHOW

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

Radio test

MUSIC DECLARES TEAM

Full-time team
Maddy Read Clarke - Campaign Director
Fay Milton - Director of Creative Strategy /
Artist Spokesperson
Lewis Jamieson - Director Of Communications
James Osborne - Finance Director

Trustees
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
Barnaby Duff, Help Musicians
Tom Hardy, Musician
Hal Kennard, Musician
Sam Lee, Musician/Artistic Director
Tim Major, Sony Music Publishing
Sarah Nicolls, Musician
Tom Oakley, Warner Music
Jasmine Rodgers, Musician
Andy Spence, OH Management
Ellie Wyatt, Composer

IS IT LEGAL TO MAKE A DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY?

The UK Parliament has declared a climate emergency as well as dozens of councils across the political spectrum, including the Greater London Authority, Bristol and Manchester: climateemergency.uk

SUPPORT US

MDE relies on donations for it’s running cost and you can support or work in the following ways:

If you would like to support a particular campaign or for corporate donations, contact [email protected].

WEAR A T-SHIRT

Wear and Share a No Music On A Dead Planet T-shirt

CONTACT MDE

For more information on how to get involved with MDE, email [email protected].

JULIE'S BICYCLE

For more information about Julie's Bicycle, go to https://juliesbicycle.com.

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WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO JOIN MUSIC DECLARES EMERGENCY?

Making a declaration of emergency is an independent decision for each individual or organisation, and can be done in any way that is right for you/your organisation.

It means publicly announcing your concerns, lending your voice to the chorus calling for more ambitious political action, and following up by taking action on your own environmental impacts within your remit. It does not mean joining any specific group or committing to any actions beyond your limits.

If you are an organisation, it does require consultation of your senior team or board of trustees, and acknowledgement that the declaration itself is only one step in understanding and developing a response to the climate emergency.

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