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Downloads Library

September 28th, 2008 · Comments Off

This section of our site features download resources.   You can find logo badges to display on your website if you are a Green Artist, Green Fan or Green Company.  Additionally,  over time this library will feature PDF files and other materials.

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Member Company Profiles

September 28th, 2008 · Comments Off

Member Companies of the Green Music Alliance strive to reduce the carbon footprint of their companies and raise awareness within our businesses and fans about how to reduce our impact on the environment.   Are you interested in becoming a member company or contributing writer?  Tell us what your company has done to be green and display the Green Music Alliance Member badge on your site or link to us in your blogroll.  Please visit our New Member Request page for more information.

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Green Artist Profiles, Featured Green Artists and “Spotlights”

September 27th, 2008 · Comments Off

The Green Artist Profiles and Green Artist Spotlight Posts are coming soon.  We will feature articles about how music artists are taking action and raising awareness among their fans.  We will post Green Artist Spotlights in our news section and on our Twitter page.   To be considered for a Green Artist profile you must take action in one or more of the following categories:

  • Taking Action or Participating in Green Organizations
  • Serving as a voice or spokesperson for Green Causes
  • Donation of money to Green Causes
  • Raising Awareness via Green Lyrics or Videos
  • Touring or Performing Green (i.e. biodiesel fuel buses or solar stages)

If you are an Artist who is taking action and who would like to be featured in our “Green Artist Spotlight” news/twitter posts, please Contact us to let us know about it.

Some of featured and spotlight green artists music can be previewed in the players below:

  • Cloud Cult: This indie band and their eco-friendly label Earthology Records define the indie green category.  “Insane genius… records this casually monumental are rare indeed.”  ~ Pitchfork Media
  • Sheryl Crow: Performing at the Bumbershoot Music Festival… Sheryl Crow has been a consistent advocate for green causes. Preview tracks from “The Best of Sheryl Crow” below.
  • John Legend: By working with Reverb and the Show Me Campaign to make his tour green as possible, John Legend has done his part this summer in both taking action and raising awareness among his music fans.

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Billboard Magazine’s “Green 10″ 2008 List

September 20th, 2008 · Leave a Comment

Billboard Magazine voted these 10 artists the greenest of them all in 2008 for their actions in reducing their carbon footprints and contributions to raising green awareness.  Do you know these Green Artists? Do you want to support them or preview their music? Click the artist name to visit on iTunes:

  1. Jack Johnson
  2. Willie Nelson
  3. Maná
  4. Dave Matthews Band
  5. KT Tunstall
  6. Pearl Jam
  7. Serj Tankian
  8. Radiohead
  9. Missy Higgins
  10. The Roots

Visit Billboard for information on why these artists were selected for the list.

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Reverb Campus Consciousness Tour Inspires Students

May 13th, 2010 · Leave a Comment

by Monica Schrock

Reverb http://www.reverb.org/index.php just completed their 2010 Campus Consciousness Tour with Drake and Ben Harper and Relentless7. CCT is half rock tour, half environmental campaign looking to inspire and empower students, while leaving a positive impact on each community it visits. Students had the opportunity to volunteer, table for their student group, take a photo at the CCT photo booth,  and pledge to lower their environmental impact, all while enjoy the music styling’s of Drake and Ben Harper! The tour aims to educate and motivate students to start their own positive, environmental campaigns. They even offer a toolkit on their website for students interested in mobilizing their group towards zero impact. Along with all this, CCT entertains and engages with the most minimal environmental footprint possible. They use Bio-diesel, CO2 offsets, sustainable merchandise, biodegradable catering supplies, and more.  For community engagement, an Eco-village is set up for local Non-Profits to come out and promote their cause. Students, music and the environment, it doesn’t get much better than that. Check out Campus Consciousness Tour 2010 http://www.reverb.org/project/CCT/ and learn how to get your campus involved and on its way to campus consciousness.

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SXSW 2010 Brings More Sustainability To The Music Festival Lineup

December 20th, 2009 · Leave a Comment

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by Monica Schrock

Many of you may know SXSW as one of the premiere music, film and interactive festivals in the nation, bringing an array of exceptional and unique talent to the lone star state every year.  You may not know that this year’s SXSW festival will bring a new exceptionality to the streets of Austin, TX… sustainability.  SXSW 2010 is striving to reduce the carbon footprint of their music and film festival March 12th – 21st.

SXSW became a carbon neutral company in 2006 and have been reducing their footprint ever since by using less energy as well as cleaner energy and supporting companies that do the same.  The music department has been using the paperless registration process since 2003 and was able to save 12,000 pieces of paper last year, inspiring the film and interactive departments to do the same. Their other efforts include installing solar panels, using hotels with sustainable hospitality training as well as encouraging fans and professionals to use green lodging.  They also give fans visiting Austin easy access information to public transportation, walking directions, bike renting affiliates and carbon offset programs through Enterprise Rent-A-Car. To top it all off SXSW is advising all bands and professionals to green their marketing programs at the festival.  If paper is necessary, they urge that the brochures and flyers be printed on FSC certified paper, the same paper that all SXSW directories and event publications are printed on.

This year, support SXSW’s sustainability efforts by implementing some of your own on your trip to Austin. Reduce your footprint by carpooling with your friends, bringing reusable coffee mugs and water bottles, and taking advantage of the public transportation in downtown Austin.

View the SXSW 2010 Promotional Video:

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World Music Expo links up with UN Climate Change Conference (COP15)

December 18th, 2009 · Leave a Comment

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by Monica Schrock

The World Music Expo, Womex, linked up with the UN Climate Change Conference (COP15) in November of this year to discuss strategies for the music industry to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions in hopes of a low carbon future. Headlining as ‘Advocating for Change’, Simon Broughton, Songlines (UK) with Alison Tickell, Julie’s Bicycle (UK) and Esben Danielsen, Roskilde Festival (Denmark) led sessions called “It’s not easy being green, but its not as difficult as you think”, on how the music industry can adapt to climate changes and challenges. These sessions launched some of the first sustainable efforts at Womex responding to the climate changes of our planet. With the help of COP15, Womex got the sustainable word out over 5 days of jam packed music consisting of 49 concerts played by 300 musicians from over 40 countries. Womex also has a trade fair with 320 tents attracting and exhibiting 1425 companies, including labels, publishers, distributors, managers, producers and journalists. The first whispers of a green future at Womex could be a huge step in climate change awareness for the world of music.

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“Power Up the Planet” Music Compilation Released by Planetwize Supports SolarAid

December 16th, 2009 · Leave a Comment

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by Planetwize

Power Up The Planet, a new compilation CD by cause-based music company Planetwize, is a dynamic, funky mix of 14 global fusion tracks from top international artists, including Thievery Corporation, Brazilian Girls, Zap Mama, B-Side Players, Balkan Beat Box, Ozomatli and more. From reggae and Latin to electronic and Afrobeat, every song on Power Up The Planet taps into the theme of energy, empowerment, and hope.

With tracks in English and Spanish, the funky benefit project is about spreading power—enough to run a radio or mobile phone or to have a little light. To this end, every download or physical CD sold helps SolarAid fight climate change and poverty, by training people in poor communities to harness the power of the sun. With successful projects in Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Kenya, SolarAid brings solar lanterns, mobile phone and battery chargers to rural and remote communities throughout Africa, replacing dangerous and expensive kerosene lanterns with clean, renewable power.

To learn about the Power Up The Planet initiative and music compilation view the video posted by Planetwise:

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