The music industry, particularly touring, has a huge carbon footprint.
What role does music play towards a net-zero carbon future and decarbonized economy?
For myself, as a maestro composer of the world’s biggest (800+) catalog of Handpan and Steel tongue drum music, I decided to make some radical carbon-conscious changes.
Firstly I will forgo all touring. Why? In large part to avoid carbon emissions. That also means I forgo potential huge revenue streams from touring.
At the moment, I only get revenue from streaming, and the rates per stream are so low, I would need millions of streams to earn minimum wage.
However, the poor streaming rates do not deter me from contributing to a net-zero carbon future.
That is why on the anniversary of the Paris Climate Agreement, on 22 April 2021, I am releasing a full album titled PARIS CLIMATE AGREEMENT to remind the nations of their obligations to climate action.
I am also releasing CLIMATE ACTION Album on 06/02/2021, Inspired by Climeworks, a Direct Air Capture carbon technology firm.
I have also released the CLIMATE CHANGE Album, inspired by Greta Thunberg and the Friday’s For Future movement. You are welcome to listen to it here:
These are my contributions as a music composer to a net-zero carbon future. What are you doing towards that goal?