Music industry collective Music Declares Emergency (MDE) has amassed 2,000 signatories to its declaration of a climate and ecological emergency.
A group of artists including recent Music Week cover stars Idles and Nadine Shah also joined up.
BPI CEO Geoff Taylor said: "Every business, industry and individual needs to contribute to solving the serious problem of climate change. We are committed to playing our part and to helping to promote good practice in the music industry."
Every business, industry and individual needs to contribute
Geoff Taylor, BPI
Stephen Godfroy, co-owner of Rough Trade Shops, said: "Increasing humankind's odds of survival in the face of the growing climate crisis is the major calling of our time. If music's worldwide audience can be made aware, can trigger unified political action, then the time to find our global voice is now. Music Declares Emergency succinctly focuses our working lives into a co-ordinated response - it’s time everyone signed up, it’s time we turned up the volume."
This Friday, (September 20) MDE has organized Labels Strike For Climate, which will see independent record labels including XL, Young Turks, Full Time Hobby and Ninja Tune take part in a strike in London’s Parliament Square.
On September 30, MDE is to host hosting an inaugural meeting for all interested parties to determine future action. The event will take place at Grand Junction at St Mary Magdalene’s, Rowington Close, London W2 5TF.
MDE speakers will be joined by industry figures and special guests to discuss the challenges facing the music business.
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