Links in Paradigm

Updated: Mar 29, 2019



Implementing eco-friendliness in any music community is easier said than done. While awareness for human impacts on the environment is widely discussed, sufficient funding and research for green technology has yet to be allocated for the entertainment industry to lessen its carbon footprint. It is easy to get caught up in the moment, as well as lose track of how certain situations can result in harmful consequences. Take responsibility for what creativity leaves behind by gradually taking steps to make art an eco-friendly experience. Here is a summary of how each step of the music process can affect environmental sustainability, plus thirty links in paradigm to green the scene from the studio to shows to listening at home:


The Music Industry Creates Tons of Waste Each Year: Here’s How Some Record Labels are Going Green

Why Going Green Gives Your Business a Competitive Advantage

How Music Festivals are Going Green

1. Production

Building an Eco-Friendly Recording Studio

Green Studio Techniques

Sustainable Music Technology

2. Distribution

Digital Music's Green Shift

Environmental Resources

Streaming's Impact

3. Consumption

Eco-Friendly Music Tech

Ways to Make Music Collections More Eco-Friendly

What is the Most Environmentally Friendly way to Listen to Music?

4. Live Performances

Eco-Friendly Music Festivals

Environmental Impacts from Events

Green Live Performance Case Studies

5. Litter Ablation

Ways Concerts are Going Green

Trashed Music Festivals are Environmental Disasters

What is Left Behind?

6. Transportation

Greening the Music Industry

Environmentally Sustainable Touring

How Tour Operators can Promote Sustainability

7. Marketing

Green Marketing

Eco-Friendly Printing

Transparency

8. Factors Affecting Progress in Sustainability

Musicians Communicating Problems

Issues with Respecting Environment

Encouraging Sustainable Behavior

9. Going Green in the Music Scene

Green Music Scene: Awareness

Musicians and Festivals go Green

Why Green Music

Every step of the way artists walk the line between entertainment and expression, awareness and learning, emotions and logic. With the right resources, creators can influence their audience for the better by demonstrating (along with giving opportunities to produce) environmentally friendly experiences. Fuck the stigma that one cannot advocate for change while having a good time. It is possible to take care of responsibilities and still party.

Illustrations by Maya Jevans