Music Declares Emergency - Turn Up The Volume 19-25 April19 April 2021 - Press release
A week of publicity, playlists, press and more to celebrate music and climate action
Music Declares Emergency celebrates Earth Day with a week of actions and activities that will 'Turn Up The Volume' on our calls for action on climate.
Artists will take to the radio, internet, and print to discuss their commitment to action and encourage their fans to get involved to be part of the solution. We will reveal a new drop of exclusive designs to add to our 'No Music On A Dead Planet' t-shirt range including a reworking of Joy Division's iconic Unknown Pleasures sleeve art from Peter Saville, our first rock t-shirt from Metallica sleeve designer Luke Preece, a design from the iconic Kate Moross, and new British designer Afro deco. To see our range, click here.
'Turn Up The Volume' will also see the launch of our new 'Classical Declares' group with Julian Lloyd Webber, Rachel Portman and Errollyn Wallen leading a list of key individuals and organisations from the sector joining our declarer list which now stands at over 5,000 organisations and individuals. The Classical Declares group has issued a letter explaining their formation which you can read in full here.
With announcements from music businesses on innovations in sustainability, emissions reductions, commitments to green practice, and new approaches to using financial power to green the economy, 'Turn Up The Volume' will put a spotlight on the positive actions of the UK music industry in realising a greener, more sustainable future.
Throughout the week our messages will continue to engage, inform and educate music fans everywhere.
Events and Panels
Each night guest playlisters will take to Twitter to host the afterworks drinks on www.thesocial.com, and there will be a few surprises thrown in for good measure as the week progresses.
As part of our mission to educate and inform, Music Declares has partnered with Rough Trade, The Orchard, Julie's Bicycle and Hawkswood to curate a series of panels, open to the public, covering practical advice, innovative new ideas and the inspiration of the natural world.
To see details for all events and panels, click here.