Newsletter Event Mailing March 2009
MUSICTANK DEBATE & GREEN GRANTS INITIATIVE – 30th Mar.
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30 Mar: Can The Music Industry Afford To Go Green?
Launching at this debate on sustainability which will see the likes of Tony Wadsworth asking whether the music business can afford to make real sacrifices in the name of the environment, Julie’s Bicycle will unveil a unique initiative providing grants to help music companies with carbon audits, training and tools for sustainable energy management.
Environmental coalition Julie’s Bicycle have partnered with the Knowledge Connect programme on the initiative, which will provide support worth £3,000 or £10,000 to London-wide music businesses with between 4 and 50 employees. The aim is to enable them to access the knowledge, skills and expertise required to develop greener businesses and develop innovative ideas for a low carbon creative economy.
The grants will be of particular interest to businesses operating in the live sector, which is believed to account for the vast majority of music industry CO2 emissions.
DEBATE OUTLINE: This session takes as its jump-off the established fact of climate change, with the only remaining environmental question being one of scale. Are we facing a 2 degree temperature rise or, as latest science would have it, 7 degrees? One thing appears certain – in a 7 degree scenario, all bets are off. Accepting this broad premise, this session will consider the industry’s ability and preparedness to adopt the S-Factor: Sustainability.
The question however, in a period of chronic contraction for the record business and one in which the live industry is bracing itself for an inevitable decline (not to mention the universal lack of financing), is: “Can the music industry afford to go green?”
Full event description: http://www.musictank.co.uk/events/sustainability
Catherine Bottrill – Energy Researcher, Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute
Andy Haworth – Environmental Manager, Live Nation; Nick Ladd – Promoter & Co-founder Founder, Glade Festival; Alison Tickell – Director, Julie’s Bicycle; Tony Wadsworth – Chairman, BPI; Jon Webster – CEO, Music Managers Forum
Keith Harris – MusicTank Chairman /Keith Harris Music Ltd /PPL Director
Date & Time: Mon 30 Mar ’09 | 18.30 – 21.00hrs
Venue: Basement Bar, Copyright House, Berners Street, London | Time: 18.30 – 21.00hrs.
Cost: £15 MusicTank Members | £20 All others. Tickets for this event have been subsidised by Knowledge Connect, and include drinks.
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Julie’s Bicycle is committed to developing a low carbon music industry and in partnership with Knowledge Connect, is able to offer Music Industry SME’s a unique, funded initiative for companies with between 4 and 50 employees, to help with carbon audits, training and tools for sustainable energy management. Knowledge Connect provides support worth £3,000 or £10,000 for an SME to purchase the knowledge, skills and expertise which will enable companies to develop green businesses and develop innovative ideas for a low carbon creative economy.
Knowledge Connect is a dynamic and practical programme that’s helping London’s businesses to grow and prosper by connecting them to the knowledge and expertise of the City’s universities, colleges and research organisations.
This funded programme provides an unprecedented opportunity for businesses to develop new products, services and markets and for knowledgebase organisations to put their expertise to practical and commercial use.
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