Hilary Saunders is a writer, editor, and proud alumna of The U. She firmly believes that rock and roll can save the world.
Solar Powered Music
Environment – Members of the music industry are at the forefront of a green revolution. Notable artists like CAKE and Jack Johnson have created their own recording studios that run completely off of solar power in Sacramento and Los Angeles, respectively.
But when bands can’t create their own personal studios, they now have options where they can record albums in environmentally friendly settings. In the U.S., Atlanta’s Treesound Studios has a 2700 Watt Solar PV Array on the roof of the studio. According to their website, “100% percent of our power is offset by purchasing renewable (wind, solar and biomass).”
Treesound, whose recording clients include musicians like Whitney Houston, Sevendust, Outkast, and The Roots, also supports the use of biodiesel when their artists go on tour. Other green studios in the States include the Maui Recording Studio in Hawaii and Martini Hill in North Michigan.
Elsewhere, London’s studio The Premises has an 18-panel rooftop solar array that completely powers its main studio. Alternative bands like Bloc Party and The Klaxons have already taken advantage of the studio’s green powers. Additionally, Jamaica’s Sugashak and Victoria, B.C.’s Bubbs Lane have rightfully earned their green reputations.
From recording to touring, the music industry as a whole consumes a lot of energy. So, the rise of solar powered recording studios is a great way for musicians to combat this wasteful trend and support renewable energy.
Read more at Huffington Post.