Music Declares Emergency Canada

Fri 21st October 2022
918 Bathurst St., Toronto, ON
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Music Declares Emergency Canada

As a signatory of the Music Declares Emergency Declaration, MusicOntario is a proud supporter of the first ever Canadian Climate Music Summit happening on October 21, 2022. MO will be sponsoring the Music and Artists Speak (Lunch), members can register using the discounted links below (limited number of tickets).

Music and Artists Speak (Lunch): the role of the artist and music in the climate emergency: Music has always been a medium through which communities work through the most pressing issues of our time. This panel brings together some of the leading voices in music who are creating art that tackles the climate crisis head on. Intended to inspire industry and emerging artists to continue this vital work, this panel asks what does it look like to create art in a time of deep uncertainty about our collective climate future.

MO members can register using the discounted links below (limited number of tickets):

SUMMIT: 9:30 am to 5:30pm

PUBLIC PANEL & CONCERT: 7:30 to 11pm

Featuring leading music industry executives and artists imagining a greener music industry.

Music Declares Emergency Canada has teamed up with Programming partner the Canadian Live Music Association (with support from Ontario Creates) to launch the first edition of the Canadian Climate Music Summit!

With support from Creative Green Tools Canada, the Centre for Sustainable Practice in the Arts, Live Nation Canada, Music Canada, Orchestras Canada, Pop Montreal, CIMA (Canadian Independent Music Association), Six Shooter Records, MusicOntario, Folk Music Ontario, Troubadour Music, School Night Toronto, Wavelength, The Climate Emergency Unit and more partners/supporters to be announced, we are anticipating an incredible day of speakers, workshops, panels, presentations and performances.

Speakers Include: David Suzuki, Music Declares Emergency founder Fay Milton, Allie Rougeot, Devon Hardy (Creative Green Tools Canada & Centre for the Sustainable Practice in the Arts), Marika Shaw (Plus 1), Katherine Carleton (Orchestras Canada), Ben Swanson (Secretly Group), Kelly Drennan (Fashion Takes Action), Michael Jbara (MQA), Andre Forsythe (School for Climate), Logan Staats (artist), Donna Grantis (artist & Creative Climate Leadership participant), Brighid Fry (artist, Music Declares Emergency Canada co-founder and Creative Climate Leadership participant), Dr. Soren Brothers, (Climate Change Curator for the ROM and more to be announced

Concert Performers: Donna Grantis, Tragedy Ann, Shakura S'Aida, The Weather Station, Logan Staats, Housewife, Ruby Singh, Veronica Johnny, George Sawa, Leah & Peter from July Talk

Ahead of COP27 in Egypt this year, we have organized a day of climate action, to share knowledge, tools and help the music industry rebuild from COVID-19 with climate at the forefront. There will be a one day summit (conference) followed by an evening panel and concert. With David Suzuki as our keynote speaker and a diverse range of panellists and performances, we know this will be an important event for the Music sector.

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