Climate Music Blowout conference23 September 2021 - Press release
Music Declares Emergency, Adapt and Bird On The Wire in Association with Sonos present Climate Music Blowout
FULL LINE-UP OF SPEAKERS REVEALED
Mike Smith to Give Introductory Address
Leading names from across the UK music industry confirmed for free entry afternoon event
Full details of the inaugural Climate Music Blowout conference presented by Music Declares Emergency, Adapt and Bird On The Wire, have been revealed by the organisers.
This unique event, which takes place at EartH in London on Sunday 17th October, will see climate experts, music industry executives and artists discuss the challenges and opportunities for the continued sustainable development of the UK music industry whilst highlighting the transition to a net zero future.
Courtesy of headline sponsors Sonos and panel sponsors PRS for Music, Key Production and AIM, this event is open to all with free admission.
Alongside panels discussing recording, manufacturing, the live sector, the role of artists and future visions, Climate Music Blowout will be asking attendees to consider the issues of sustainability specific to the digital sector in an age of streaming and NFT’s and will encourage them to post topics on a digital board to create a framework for further discussion at a forthcoming follow up event in 2022.
Downtown Global President Mike Smith will give the conference’s opening address and two key presentations on the day will come from Mike Walsh of Serenade and Giles Drew of State 51 who will outline their individual visions for a sustainable future.
The organisers of Climate Music Blowout said:
“The UK music industry has taken a leading role in responding to the climate emergency in word and deed. On 17 October we look forward to welcoming all those who believe that music can help create safer, better, greener futures to Climate Music Blowout to decide on what we need to do, who we need to do it, and how we can bring everyone together to ensure it happens.”
Deji Bryce Olukotun, Director of Policy and Corporate Responsibility at headline sponsor Sonos, said,
“Listening is the first step on the path to climate action. We urgently need to address climate change, and the music industry can both call attention to the crisis and help us imagine a sustainable future. We’re honoured to be able to support these urgent conversations at Climate Music Blowout because we believe they will lead to creative solutions.”
The full programme for the day is attached here.
The Climate Music Blowout conference is presented in association with our headline sponsors SONOS.
Following the conference, the evening will see Black Country, New Road, Porridge Radio, Skinny Pelembe, Steam Down and a host of special guests take to the stage at Earth. With Black Country, New Road promising an improvised set with some very special guests, Porridge Radio playing a covers set and Skinny and Steam Down also promising unique performances, the gig promises to be a one-off chance to see bespoke performances from our line-up.
Tickets for the concert are available here.