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Giving music rights to nature!

Today, I had lunch with Hanna Grahn from Spotify, to whom I want to extend a big Climate 💚 for giving music rights to nature. In 1962, the legendary book "Silent Spring" was published. For 30 years, Bernie Krause has been recording sounds in his nearby park and, unfortunately, recent years have been just as silent as the book described. Our biodiversity is severely threatened, and with it, so are we! Listen for yourself:


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So why am I giving Spotify a Climate Love? They have just implemented something remarkable. They have granted "digital music rights" to the sounds of nature. This means that every time you play a nature sound, Spotify will pay royalties to nature preservation organizations instead of to record companies. By doing this, they are redirecting funds towards nature and its preservation! This could amount to a substantial sum. The artist "Nature" already has 2.8 million listeners. So, turn up the volume, play the sounds of nature, and hopefully, that will help ensure that the silence described in "Silent Spring" is reversed. Listen to "Nature" on Spotify:


What do you think about this initiative? Are there other companies out there that have also given nature rights to royalties? Share your thoughts and any other innovative examples you know of!

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    • George Kariuki

      3 w

      This is a win-win for music lovers and the environment! Let's spread the word and keep the sounds of nature alive.

      • Annett Michuki..

        3 w

        quite impressive

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        • Elizabeth Gathigia

          3 w

          Waoh this is great initiative, thenks @spotify for this great commitments to give nature rights to royalties

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          • Princess

            3 w

            I'm inspired by their commitment to environmental sustainability and hope other companies will follow suit.

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            • Carl Bärstad

              3 w

              Love it!

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