Carbon stream
September 25, 2020

Environmental cost of music is greater now than ever

In 2016, streaming and downloading music generated around a 194 million kilograms of greenhouse-gas emissions - some 40 million more than the emissions associated with all music formats in 2000 - author Kyle Devine says in his recent book 'Decomposed: The Political Ecology of Music'. Given the special circumstances the figure for 2020 will be much greater. Devine Devine incorporates his ecology of music into a more comprehensive vision of anthropogenic crisis, the cost of having all the music at the touch of a finger, New Yorker reports.