European indies body Impala has published a report based on the data from label members using its carbon calculator tool.
As part of Music Ally’s coverage of the climate emergency and the music industry, we’ve written several times about Julie’s Bicycle.
Julie’s Bicycle has launched a ‘Creative Climate Justice Hub’ to help give artists information and support to take action and speak out.
The charity’s existing ‘creative green tools’ have been customised for independent labels, including a helpdesk to get them up and running with carbon accounting.
A who’s who of European indies have already volunteered to support the project, including Ninja Tune and Beggars Group.
The latest episode of our Music Ally TV Show focused on sustainability and the music industry: the case for companies in our sector upping their efforts even more to help tackle the climate emergency.
The first section of the show was a discussion between Dr Allen Hershkowitz, one of the world’s leading experts on the area, and Mike Jbara, CEO of MQA. You can read our writeup of that here.
The second section was an interview with Chiara Badiali, knowledge and sector intelligence lead at Julie’s Bicycle. It’s a London-based charity that helps the music and creative industries to step up their activities.
The Covid-19 crisis has taken a lot of the attention away from the music industry’s discussion of the climate emergency, and what it can do to help tackle it.
Those efforts are still going on though, and the latest episode of label Ninja Tune’s podcast explores some of the issues.
It sees Ninja Tune MD Peter Quicke, Chiara Badiali from Julie’s Bicycle and Fay Milton from the band Savages talking about Music Declares Emergency, the coalition that they co-founded.