Green Music Group: Grants for Music

OVERVIEW: Green Music Group is an environmentally conscious project of the non-profit organization Reverb. It is a "large-scale, high-profile" coalition of musicians, industry leaders, and music fans putting their collective power together to "bring about widespread environmental change within the music industry and around the globe."

IP TAKE: Green Music Group grants are in their beginning stages and none have been awarded so far. To get ahead of the curve, sign up for their newsletter to find out when they start accepting applications.

PROFILE: The Green Music Group is a coalition of music artists, labels, venues, and partnered non-profit organizations who are helping the music industry "go green" with various events and initiatives. They are also doing this through touring, venue, and label standards, resource development, green grants mentoring, and viral video and public service campaigns that help facilitate more environmentally aware practices in the music industry and beyond.

As of yet, their Green Grants program has not launched, but they aim to start accepting applications in "the coming months," and urge those who might be interested to sign up for their newsletter to stay informed about grant developments. These grants will likely be on the leaner side and will be provided to "up-and-coming artists looking to go green." Not much more detail is given than that.

There's not a whole lot of info about GMG since it's a relatively new organization, so it's yet to be seen what sort of funding they'll be offering. To date they remain a loose coalition of artists like The Roots, Willie Nelson, and the Dave Matthews Band who are "committed to a sustainable future both on and off-stage." Their partners also include the Sierra Club and the Alliance for Climate Education, among others, so there's definitely a good deal of potential here. Stay tuned for further developments...

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