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Entries from September 2008

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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Green Music Alliance Preferred Vendor List

September 28th, 2008 · Leave a Comment

A list of Green Vendors who serve the music business in areas ranging from promotion to packaging to recycling to office supplies.  Meanwhile, please see our Resources page.

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Green Music Company Checklist

September 28th, 2008 · Leave a Comment

A basic Microsoft Excel formatted checklist worksheet to be used as a tool when evaluating your Music Companies operations and policies.  Useful for “Green Planning” within your organization.

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Green Rider

September 28th, 2008 · Leave a Comment

A “Green Rider” for gigging and touring artists to use with venues.  This document will be available for download.

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Thinking Green In The Music Business… a seminar.

September 25th, 2008 · Leave a Comment

ASCAP hosted the first “Thinking Green In The Music Business” meeting at their New York City offices. The goal of this seminar was to share ideas on how the music business could move toward greater eco-friendliness in both everyday practices as well as long term planning.

The meeting was sponsored by Shore Fire, ASCAP and The American Association of Independent Music (A2IM).

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The guest speaker was Stefan Doering of Best Coaches Inc. and BeUnReasonable.com.  Stefan works with Fortune 500 Executives, entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs helping them define and achieve their sustainability goals as a master coach and has been featured on the CBS Evening News, Good Morning America, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg TV, and more. He is also an instructor at Columbia University with CERC, Center for Environmental Research and Conservation; a division of the world renown, Earth Institute, teaching Environmental Intrapreneurism and Environmental Entrepreneurism.

Throughout the seminar we examined some the key dimensions of our music industry and reviewed [Read more →]

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