Historically, the music industry has not been very environmentally conscious. There is a lot of waste, too little recycling, and (let's admit it) a tremendous amount of energy expended. This book is designed to provide background information and tools to help musicians, producers, engineers, and other music enthusiasts become more sustainable and ecologically minded in their craft. It provides an informative overview of pressing environmental concerns that directly relate to the business of creating music, with first-person narratives and tangible examples of what is and isn't being done. It also highlights the key success stories of musicians working toward sustainability and provides real-life suggestions that help to inspire not only earth-conscious business practices, but also smart personal habit changes that can improve your life and the lives of your friends, neighbors, and fans, as well as all members of the global community. You'll learn about sustainable touring practices, which instruments and sound equipment are most environmentally friendly, and all about earth-friendly recording studios. Whether you are a recording engineer, touring musician, or music manufacturer, there is something in this book for you. Table of Contents
1: Environment Issues we All Face.
2: Where Ecology Intersects with Audio.
3: How can I employ green practices as an "audio citizen?"
4: How can I build or renovate a green studio?
5: Hittin' the road -- green touring strategies.
Author Bio:Jeff Touzeau
Jeff Touzeau is an author, journalist and President of Hummingbird Media, Inc., a public relations and marketing communications firm specializing in the audio and networking industries. In addition to The Green Musician's Guide: Sound Ideas for a Sound Planet, Touzeau is also the author of four other books: Making Tracks: Unique Recording Studio Environments (MCS233), Careers in Audio(HL7412), Artists on Recording Techniques(HL7568), and Home Studio Essentials(HL8158).
As a journalist, Touzeau has been writing the "Music, Etc." column in Pro Sound News since 2005 and has authored dozens of feature articles over the years for magazines, including EQ, Professional Sound, Performing Songwriter, Tape Op, and many others. Touzeau, who is also a musician, lives in Westchester, New York, and is in the process of designing and building his own green recording studio, Hummingbird Sound. ©2010, 300 pages.