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The 1975 and The xx help bring Music Declares Emergency campaign to 2000 signatures

18 September 2019, 12:03 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

The 1975 and The xx are among the new additions to the 2000 signatures for the Music Declares Emergency campaign.

In July, the Music Declares Emergency campaign gained support from the likes of Radiohead, Let’s Eat Grandma, Bonobo, Caribou, Cosmo Sheldrake, Doomsquad, Ed Harcourt, Ezra Furman, FEMME, Fay Milton (Savages), Hot Chip, IDLES, Imogen Heap, Jordan Rakei, Maribou State, Midlake, Nadine Shah, Penelope Isles, The Cinematic Orchestra, The Haxan Cloak, Tom Odell, Tunng, Yannis Philippakis (Foals), and many others.

According to Music Week, the campaign has reached 2000 signatures thanks to The BPI, The BRITs, The 1975, The xx, Kobalt Music Group, The Musicians’ Union, and Rough Trade Shops.

Stephen Godfroy, the co-owner of Rough Trade Shops, said, "Increasing humankind's odds of survival in the face of the growing climate crisis is the major calling of our time. If music's worldwide audience can be made aware, can trigger unified political action, then the time to find our global voice is now. Music Declares Emergency succinctly focuses our working lives into a co-ordinated response - it’s time everyone signed up, it’s time we turned up the volume."

On Friday (20 September), Music Declares Emergency will host Labels Strike For Climate at London's Parliament Square, a strike which will see the independent labels such as XL, Young Turks, Full Time Hobby, Ninja Tune, and more take part.

Find out more about Music Declares Emergency on musicdeclares.net.
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