Robyn, Massive Attack, Mystery Jets, and more have signed up to join the Music Declares Emergency (MDE) campaign, which hopes to reimagine how the music industry tackles the climate crisis.
More than 2,250 artists and music industry professionals have signed up to be part of the campaign, which started back in July. The new round of artists join the likes of Tom Morello, The Wombats, The 1975, The xx, IDLES, and more.
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MDE aims to tackle climate change by “speaking out about the climate and ecological emergency,” and make the music industry “ecologically sustainable and regenerative.” The campaign calls on governments to reverse biodiversity loss while reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2030.
“The music industry needs to find greener ways to put on concerts and festivals, to release our art and bring our music to new audiences,” Mystery Jets frontman Blaine Harrison explains, according to NME. “We need to be the soundtrack to change.”