New podcast Sounds Like A Plan looks at people in the music industry fighting climate change
Savages’ Fay Milton and music journalist Greg Cochrane have today (April 6) launched a brand-new podcast that looks at how the music industry can help tackle the climate crisis.
Sounds Like A Plan is a new weekly podcast series featuring guests such as Reading & Leeds boss Melvin Benn, Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien, Future Energy Artists founder Heidi Lenffer and The 1975 manager Jamie Oborne – all of whom are doing their part to take “urgent action” against climate change through their respective roles in the industry.
“The action taking place across the music universe is inspiring, energising and, above all, urgently needed right now,” explains Greg. “We know about Billie Eilish and Coldplay, but it’s not just those in front of the microphone creating positive change. Sounds Like A Plan is a place for people throughout the music community to share their passion for climate action and how they’re harnessing the transformative power of music culture.”
Fay continues: “The world is aware and anxious about the climate and the ecological destruction that we are experiencing. There are so many great initiatives going on throughout music that are bringing positive change in this space. Now it’s time to get the conversation going and get together to tell those in power that we need urgent action. Anything I can do to add my voice to that I will. It’s been so inspiring to connect with our amazing guests and hear about all of the initiatives that are taking place.”
The first episode of Sounds Like A Plan is out now, and features co-host Fay opening up about helping to found Music Declares Emergency and being a leading voice in climate activism. You can hear the conversation via all major podcast platforms such as Apple, Spotify, Google and more.
The full series one schedule is as follows:
Ep 1: Fay Milton, Savages and co-founder of Music Declares Emergency
Ep 2: Ed O’Brien, Radiohead guitarist and climate activist
Ep 3: Chiara Badiali, from Julie’s Bicycle, a charity that supports creatives to act on climate change environmental sustainability
Ep 4: Jamie Oborne, manager of The 1975 and CEO of Dirty Hit Records
Ep 5: Heidi Lenffer, keyboardist in Cloud Control and founder of Future Energy Artists
Ep 6: KAM-BU, rapper and conservationist
Ep 7: Melvin Benn, Managing Director of Festival Republic, which includes Reading + Leeds, Latitude and more
Ep 8 (25 May): TBC
Listen to the Sounds Like A Plan trailer below:
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