Our Partners

Our Partners, Suppliers and Advocates

Biome, Colloids, Diamond Black, Rob Cass of Cave Productions, Clintons, Vinyl Factory, Abbey Road Studios, National Physical Laboratory, Innovate UK, Key Production, Ninja Tune, Beggars Group and GZ Media have all played a part in getting to this point… Level Studio ethical branding consultants have been a vital support, and being in close contact with various members of the AIM Climate Action Group and of course with Fay and Lewis of Music Declares Emergency has put us amongst the many, many people in the music industry that want change to happen now, with that change rooted in partnership and collaboration.

Vinyl is such an important part of our experience of music, it’s brilliant (and a relief to be honest!) that we now have a non-toxic and sustainable solution to pressing records”

Peter Quicke

co-CEO Ninja Tune and Chair of AIM Climate Action Group

“All our partners have been such an important part of this process, and so enthusiastic about what we are doing. Having them on board is proving there’s a serious demand to move things forward, to turn around the huge impacts of the music industry, and quickly.”

Marc Carey

Co-founder and Acting CEO, Evolution Music Ltd

Evolution Music Advisory Board

Evolution Music has secured a high-level Advisory Board, with strong music industry representation and related sectors. Working with the expertise of our Director team the Board ensures that all aspects of business, music sector and environmental issues are covered in depth.

Kevin Smith

Chair/Finance

With over 40 years’ experience of working in finance and with growing businesses, Kevin runs a multi-award-winning business consultancy firm helping business to scale.  He is on the Advisory Board for a number of companies and is also a prolific business author, mentor, and guest lecturer, working with scaling businesses.  He is increasingly involved in businesses in the circular economy and with a green agenda and is proud to be associated with Evolution Music as the Chair of the Advisory Board.

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Karen Emanuel

Music Industry

30 years’ experience in the Music Industry in manufacturing, founder and CEO of Key Productions. Also experienced in Entrepreneurship as the owner of both Think Tank Media (creative design and manufacturing) and Jicaro Island Ecolodge (luxury sustainable hotel). Currently also mentors students at University of Leeds. Active member of Association of Independent Music (AIM) Climate Action Group.

Kyle Devine

Academia

Kyle Devine is the author of Decomposed: The Political Ecology of Music, which is an environmental history of the recording industry. He is currently writing a book about how today’s music industries are responding to climate crisis. Devine works in the Department of Musicology and the Oslo School of Environmental Humanities at the University of Oslo, Norway.

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Will Johns

Music Industry

An experienced singer and guitarist. He has worked with artists such as Joe Strummer, Ronnie Wood, Jack Bruce, and Bill Wyman and performed at events such as Blues on The Farm, Birmingham Jazz and Blues, Rainbow Festival and Cambridge Rock Festival along with other international destinations. Will was also nominated the ‘Best Original Blues Song’ by the British Blues Awards for three consecutive years.