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The Green Musician’s Guide: Sound Ideas for a Sound Planet by Jeff Touzeau

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Chapter 1. Environmental Issues We All Face and Changes in the Music Business

Musicians are as sensitive to social issues as anyone else—perhaps more so. Musicians have an inherent need to express themselves through their art, just like painters, architects, fashion designers, and every other conceivable category of artist. This gives them access to potentially enormous audiences, made up of individuals with thinking minds, talented hands, unique dreams, and ambitions.

From time to time over the last several decades, musicians have organized themselves to tackle humanitarian causes. George Harrison’s Concert for Bangladesh comes to mind, and there are countless others. These issues seem to come and go as time goes by, often unpredictably. Almost ...

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