In November 2021, Glasgow will host the COP26 UN Climate Conference, one of our last chances to make a global commitment to net-zero targets before we are locked into runaway, irreversible climate change and ecological breakdown. This is a time for huge optimism, however, change will only come if there is huge political pressure to do so.
Throughout 2021-2022, Music Declares Emergency will propel the call for urgent action on climate through our NO MUSIC ON A DEAD PLANET campaign.
With the vast majority of the UK population already wanting government action on climate, this campaign will unite music fans to put public pressure on the government for real action and bring climate messaging into the mainstream.
MDE continues the tradition of popular music taking a leading role in driving change, following in the footsteps of Rock Against Racism, Free Tibet, Rock The Vote and Warchild. There is a huge amount of will and potential within the artist community and the music industry to power change on climate. We are positioned to act as the catalyst and coordinator, focusing this energy and sustaining the momentum generated.
To create the huge public pressure needed for governments to act urgently on climate, this message must break through the traditional echo-chambers of the climate movement to reach all parts of society. Music has the unique ability to do this.
Throughout 2021 we will be bringing the music industry together in a huge united call for government action on climate. We will be announcing industry plans and goals for achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and using the advocacy power of artists to unite audiences in a clear call for action.
Through our work with Billie Eilish, Foals, Jarvis Cocker and more, we have been featured by Time Magazine, Variety, The New York Times, The Times, The Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Evening Standard, Metro, Vice Media, NME, Der Tagesspiegel, Billboard, Music Week, Pitchfork, BBC Radio 4, 5 and 6 Music and a host of other national and international titles.
This campaign relies on artists from across the musical spectrum stepping up and using their voices.
You can get involved in the campaign by:
Wearing and sharing our NO MUSIC ON A DEAD PLANET t shirt
Collaborating with us to create your own NO MUSIC ON A DEAD PLANET t-shirt design
Creating fan activations
Speaking out with us via radio, tv, online and print media opportunities
Or tell us how you would like to participate
In return we can offer resources, advice, connections to experts, media support and amplification.
If you are a record label or Artist manager you can encourage and support your artists to get involved with this important campaign
The fan response to artists who have already supported our message has been overwhelmingly positive. With national and international studies showing that the vast majority of the public support action on climate, and with the opportunity for governments to direct post-covid recovery funds into green jobs and infrastructure, there has never been a better or more effective time to speak out on climate… and the stakes couldn’t be higher.
Contact us for more info at: [email protected] or via instagram DM @musicdeclares