Greener music industry the focus of new environmental guide

Sound Country is a step-by-step guide for musicians and bands keen to reduce their carbon footprint and bring fans along on the journey.

A new guide aims to provide musicians and bands with practical, step-by-step solutions to help them reduce their carbon footprints and the environmental impact of gigging and touring.

Launched in Melbourne on Monday night, Green Music Australia’s Sound Country: A Green Artist Guide is a comprehensive resource for musicians at any stage of their career, from garage bands to commercially successful artists embarking on stadium tours.

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts