Independent Label Market announces Music Declares Emergency stage for this weekend’s event

The market returns to Coal Drops Yard in Kings Cross, London this weekend

The Independent Label Market returns to London this Saturday (July 16) and has announced a partnership with Music Declares Emergency.

The climate change charity will host the ‘No Music On A Dead Planet’ stage with acoustic performances, while they will also have their own stall at the event in Coal Drops Yard, Kings Cross.

According to the ILM, the organisation will be making an announcement on Wednesday (July 13) regarding “a special collaboration and very unique offering on the day.”

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Other climate-focused happenings on the day include a stall from The AIM Climate Action Group, where, according to a press release, “labels and creatives can find out what support is available to run their business and release music in a more eco-friendly way.”

Find all the details on this weekend’s Independent Label Market below.

Last month, Festival Republic – the music promotor behind Reading & LeedsLatitude and more – teamed up with Music Declares Emergency in an effort to bring renewable power to UK festival sites.

The project aims to drive grid connections to festivals nationwide and begin the transition of the UK outdoor live sector to grid power, per a press release. It will ultimately reduce carbon emissions for the sector in relation to temporary power generation.

Funded by Festival Republic, the collaboration falls under the ongoing No Music On A Dead Planet climate campaign which has previously won support from the likes of Billie EilishFoals and Brian Eno.

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Festival Republic will support the project closely with the aim of presenting fully renewably powered, grid-connected stages at three of its events for the 2023 festival season. It will also help create a pathway for other promoters and event organisers to follow suit.

Speaking to NME back in April, Melvin Benn said that environmental matters were “a big issue for every festival” as Download outlined a range of green-focused changes for its 2022 site.

“It’s probably the most urgent thing that the planet is facing,” Benn explained. “We had the pandemic which took people’s attention from it, as has the terrible invasion of Ukraine, but it doesn’t take away the need to focus on the environment. At Download, as with all Festival Republic events, we’re very much focused on it.”

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