Music Declares Emergency US is a group of artists, music industry professionals and organizations that stand together to declare a climate and ecological emergency and call for an immediate governmental response to protect all life on Earth. We believe in the power of music to promote the cultural change needed to create a better future.
Climate change is real! Together we can make a difference!
There is no future without climate action.
"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!
If I didn't have kids maybe it wouldn't matter so much, but I do, so it does.
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 behaviors and the behaviors 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)
I want to see Disability Justice, Climate Justice and the Music Industry work hand in hand as we face Climate Change! We are interdependent and need to take action!
There is no planet B
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
Because I believe in using my work to extend the conversation into new realms.
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.
I care about my planet and what is happening to it. Something has to be done now!
I want my 5 year old daughter to be able to grow up and live on a habitable planet! We must all do what we can to fight climate change, and most importantly, we must put pressure on governments and corporations to take large-scale action NOW.
Si no despertemos no habrá sangre ni tierra ni nada pa gozar.
Enrique Chi, Making Movies
we're all we've got
jonah matranga, onelinedrawing
MUSIC DECLARES A CLIMATE AND ECOLOGICAL EMERGENCY
We call on governments and media institutions to tell the truth about the climate and ecological emergency.
We call on governments to act now to reverse biodiversity loss and reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by no later than 2030.
We recognize that the emergency has arisen from global injustices and will work towards systemic change to protect life on Earth.
We acknowledge the environmental impact of music industry practices and commit to taking urgent action.
Jointly support one another, sharing expertise as a collective industry and community.
Speak up and out about the climate and ecological emergency.
Work towards making our businesses ecologically sustainable and regenerative.
SIGN THE DECLARATION
MDE relies on donations for its running costs, and you can support our work in the following ways:
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Wear and Share a No Music On A Dead Planet T-shirt
For more information on how to get involved with MDE, email [email protected].