WE ARE AT A CRUCIAL MOMENT IN HISTORY.

One the requires us to change our behaviour rapidly and move billions of people from apathy to action.

 

WHAT IF WE UNLEASHED THE POWER OF MUSIC TO CONQUER HEARTS AND MINDS?

Inspiring millions to defend the fragile ecosystems that sustain all life on earth.

 

WHAT IF NEXT SUMMER’S ANTHEM WAS ONE THAT INSPIRED US TO DO BETTER?

One that empowered the people demanding climate justice and to preserve nature for our children.

THE ENVIRONMENTAL MUSIC PRIZE

$AU 20,000 IN PRIZE MONEY AND IN-KIND SUPPORT TO REWARD MUSIC VIDEOS THAT CONNECT US TO NATURE AND INSPIRE US TO PROTECT IT.

With your support we hope to:

Encourage more talented artists to write powerful songs with hopeful messages that move hearts and minds.

Crowdsource the creative genius of musicians and content creators to accelerate environmental action.

Highlight a diverse range of music so important messages reach new audiences.

Build a movement of artists committed to using their voice and platform. We will support and invite them to:
– join others who have signed Green Music Australia‘s Climate Declaration
– participate in campaigns that make the music industry more sustainable

Create and incubate strategic partnerships with key environmental and business actors to ensure reach, scale and impact.

Recognise emerging leaders so they receive increased public profile and exposure.

WE HOPE TO LAUNCH JUST BEFORE THE UN CLIMATE SUMMIT (COP26) IN NOVEMBER. PLEASE SIGNUP TO OUR NEWSLETTER TO RECEIVE UPDATES..

Image: Spinifex Gum

WHY IS  MUSIC POWERFUL?

Music builds identity, community and culture.

Every great social movement has used memorable songs to spread messages, share knowledge, unite people and galvanise support.

We need more voices reminding us that we live on an incredible planet that we need to protect.

WHY DO WE NEED A PRIZE?

Incentive prizes competitions encourage us to DREAM BIG.

In science and technology, they have challenged innovators to solve extremely complicated problems and have created  breakthroughs that have touched the lives of billions.

Now faced with an existential crisis, it’s time we used a prize to harness the creative genius of artists, musicians and content creators who have the power to influence large audiences and accelerate the adoption of sustainable practices and policies.

MUSIC AMBASSADOR  //  MONTAIGNE

Montaigne is the extremely talented singer-songwriter who represented Australia in the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest with her song ‘Technicolour’.

Her debut album in 2016, ‘Glorious Heights’, won ‘Breakthrough Artist – Release’ at the ARIA Music Awards and was nominated for three other categories. 

She is an engaged artist committed to climate action and has been using her voice and her influence to highlight the risks posed to young people all over the world.

Her 2019 single ‘READY’ is a heartfelt call to arms, a soundtrack for activism. 

“To me the song is about this political moment, where humanity is starting to realise how actually cooked this planet is… It’s music that I’m proud of representing, because I think it reflects the feelings swirling around the current political shitfest my generation is facing, and it attempts to transform the anxiety amongst those feelings into angry power. It’s like a fuel source.” 

Image: Montaigne at the 2016 ARIAs
shot for Music Love Australia

Image: Anna Lunoe

MUSIC AMBASSADOR  //  ANNA LUNOE

Anna Lunoe is a world-renowned DJ, producer, vocalist and radio host. 

After bubbling up in the Sydney club scene early-2000s, she honed her sound on the American festival circuit smashing through the glass ceiling as the first woman to play the main stage of EDC, sweating out hundreds of underground clubs, and curating her own month-long tours across America. 

She has played festivals in Europe, Asia, the USA and Australia (including Coachella, Audiotistic, Lollapalooza, Ultra, TomorrowWorld and Hard Summer), hosted Red Bull’s Remix Lab series, has had smash singles such as ‘303’ and ‘Right Party’ and has collaborated with artists such as Flume.

All while hosting her flagship weekly danceXL radio show on Apple Music and continuing to work through pregnancies and with young children.

Anna is engaged in climate advocacy through DJs For Climate Action and is hoping to use her massive global platform to promote change in the dance music scene.

OUR IMPACT, MEDIA & COMMUNITY PARTNERS

AMPLIFY THE SCALE AND IMPACT OF THIS INITIATIVE // Make a tax-deductible donation to The Environmental Music Prize Subfund managed by Australian Communities Foundation

WHAT IS ENVIRONMENTAL MUSIC?

Music that connects us to nature, makes us reflect and ideally makes us want to protect our living ecosystems and their amazing biodiversity.
It can come in all style and genres.

Here are some thought-provoking international examples – click to play the music videos.
There are some great Australian ones competing for the Prize.