Are you interested in learning how you can ensure your music-making is as green as possible?
Making and sharing music has an environmental footprint. Your decisions about gigs, tours and transport, merch, packaging and waste all have an impact. Attend this session for actionable tips on how you can be more sustainable and contribute to cultural change in the industry.
First, Green Music Australia's Emma Bosworth will introduce their artist guide, Sound Country. Sound Country provides First Nations thinking, scientific evidence, case studies, and checklists so you can put in place eco-friendly practices. Then, you'll have the chance to discuss practical ways you can apply sustainability to your practice and business in breakout groups led by David James (Universal Music), Fiona McAuliffe (ABC Music), Kaleena Smith (MusicNSW), Jane Slingo (Electronic Music Conference) and Julia Maree-Herbert (Universal Music).
You'll leave the event with a checklist you can use to kick start your sustainability journey or build on your existing foundations.
Sustainability is a core value for MusicNSW. Earlier this year, we participated in Green Music Australia's program to develop a Green Action Plan alongside other music industry organisations including Electronic Music Conference, ABC Music and Universal Music Australia. This session is one aspect of our plan to support artists and broad industry change.
Green Music Australia
An accomplished singer-songwriter, mother and consciously-minded project manager, Emma is an integral team member for national not-for-profit organisation Green Music Australia (GMA). Having worked with GMA for over six years, Emma works closely with musicians and the music industry to help bring about positive environmental change to our industry, and the climate. Emma heads the Green Action Program, a 7-week training program to help music businesses understand, monitor and improve their environmental impact, and co-developed Amidesi - an Australian music industry wide tool to track environmental and social impact. She is also the founder of songwriter’s retreat Wild Mountains Songs, a project that reconnects established mid-career artists to nature to create new works.
As the Senior Director of Digital Strategy, David works across the commercial and finance teams within Universal Music Australia, passionate about working towards a greener music industry leading local green team initiatives and represented Universal Music Group during the Green Action Plan sessions with Green Music Australia in early 2023.
Fiona's current role is the Label Manager at ABC Music, looking after the alternative/indie and adult contemporary roster, alongside triple j releases. Fiona previously held roles in digital sales, marketing and strategy at ABC Music. Fiona is passionate about environmental sustainability; first having made a series of changes in her personal life to reduce her carbon footprint, then taking that passion into her work. Fiona leads ABC Music’s involvement in the Green Action Program and is working with her peers to implement changes in the record labels’ business practices and culture.
As the First Nations Development Coordinator, Kaleena’s role is to provide direct support to NSW-based First Nations creatives, and connect them to opportunities and resources that will help sustain their music endeavours.
Electronic Music Conference
An electronic music professional with 25+ years experience including artist management, programming, media and government relations, events and touring. Jane is Director of EMC (Electronic Music Conference); Director Asia Pacific, VibeLab and Director, Young Strangers, (Artist Management, working with Sampology, Middle Name Dance Band and Sampology’s Middle Name Records imprint). Jane is a board member at MusicNSW and a Patron of the Association of Artist Managers.
As the Commercial Finance Analyst, Julia works across the commercial and finance teams within Universal Music Australia. Both Julia and David are passionate about working towards a greener music industry leading local green team initiatives and represented Universal Music Group during the Green Action Plan sessions with Green Music Australia in early 2023.
MusicNSW works on the unceded land of the Gadigal people. We pay respect to Elders past and present, and extend those respects to the First Nations peoples of NSW and beyond. Always was, always will be.
MusicNSW is supported by Create NSW and APRA AMCOS.