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Winter’s arrived, but instead of hibernating, we’re at peak activity – delivering our flagship Green Action Program, convening not one but two industry alliances and preparing for the NSW launch of Sound Country! It’s so great to see businesses across the country step up their commitment to going green and leveraging their cultural influence to create a more equitable and just world. 

Please let us know if you have any news to share, and as always - if you have any questions or need some support in doing great things, please get in touch.

With gratitude,

Emma and the team at Green Music Australia

We Kick Started GAP #3


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Last month, we kicked off our third Green Action Program (GAP), an 8-week in person and online training program for music businesses, to help them understand, monitor and improve their environmental impact. 

We enthusiastically welcomed the following businesses at the NSW Environment Protection Authority office to start their GAP journey:

  • Association of Artist Managers (AAM)
  • Club 77
  • Cobargo Folk Festival
  • Fillmore's
  • Live Nation (including Spilt Milk and Anita’s Theatre)
  • The Servo
  • Yours and Owls

Over the next few months, these businesses will be supported to develop skills and create their own Green Action Plan. We look forward to sharing their transformative journey with you.


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The 2024 NSW program has been made possible with the support of the NSW Environment Protection Authority, the NSW Government through Create NSW, and the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its arts funding and advisory body.

EMC’s Plan for the Living Planet


The Electronic Music Conference (EMC) participated in the 2023 NSW Green Action Program and recently released their “Plan for the Living Planet” – a forward-looking document that captures some fantastic principles including “Embracing Progress Over Perfection” as well as “Transparency and Collaboration”. 

EMC hosts a flagship day and festival program in Eora/Sydney, providing a platform for both emerging and established artists and professionals to come together and inspire, educate, connect, and diversify electronic music communities not just in Australia, but around the world. 

If you’re looking for some sustainability planning inspiration, then EMC’s Plan for the Living Planet is definitely worth a read. 

Watch EMC’s Green Action Program case study by clicking on the video below.

A screenshot of EMC’s Green Action Program case study YouTube video.

Artist Leadership Retreat Applications Close Soon


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Do you know an artist who harnesses the cultural power of music to tackle the biggest challenge of our times? If so, we want to hear from them! 

Green Music Australia will host sixteen musicians at Spring Bay Mill, trayapana/Triabunna, lutruwita/Tasmania in September where artists will develop their skills, self-reflection, support and networks to take the next steps in using their voice for a better future. 

EOIs close midnight 14th June (AEST).


YOUR INVITATION - Party With The Planet 


Are you working in the music festival sector? We are excited to share that we are partnering with the Australian Festival Association to host two special Party With The Planet roundtables for the music festival sector in 2024.

We would love to invite you to our upcoming event, Building a Pathway to Climate Resilient Festivals, to be held in Sydney and digitally via Zoom on July 1st. Invitation is attached. 

The event will offer a space to come together and share insights on the complex challenges faced by our sector as we adapt to the increasing risks and impacts of extreme weather and climate change.

This roundtable will feature a special presentation from researchers Dr Catherine Strong (RMIT University), Dr Ben Green (Griffith University), Dr Lauren Rickards (La Trobe University) and Dr Todd Denham (La Trobe University) on climate risks and adaptation in the music festival sector. 

When: Monday 1 July, 10am - 1pm AEST

Where: In-person at APRA AMCOS Sydney, 16 Mountain St, Ultimo NSW, and online via Zoom. 

Who: Party With The Planet alliance members and interested festivals

RSVP: by 24th June to [email protected]

SAVE THE DATE - Sound Country NSW 2024 Launch


Do you live in Eora/Sydney? We are very excited to be launching a new edition of Sound Country, our comprehensive Green Artist Guide. Join us for a special evening celebration with food, drinks and live music on Thursday July 25th. More info to come!

Announcing a new Earthed Partnership


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We are thrilled to announce an exciting new partnership with Earthed Consulting, experts in helping businesses across the country reduce their environmental impact.

Earthed has worked closely with the music industry, collaborating with renowned events such as the Brisbane Festival, Byron Music Festival, Sydney Mardi Gras, Sydney World Pride, World Science Festival and various recording artists to measure, reduce and offset impacts. 

By harnessing the collective expertise of Green Music Australia and Earthed Consulting, we are dedicated to empowering our music community to embrace sustainability practices. 


Current Environmental Grant List For Your Business


Are you looking to fund your business's green initiatives? Check out our comprehensive grants list, organised by Australian state with an additional national section.

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