Mark Ronson, Theophilus London, Jamie Burke & Dan Black add their voices to climate justice campaign at NY show produced by THE:HOURS
[NEW YORK, 4 DECEMBER 2009] On the eve of the UN Copenhagen Climate Summit, leading international music artists including Jamie Burke, Mark Ronson, Theophilus London & Dan Black are tonight playing New York’s cutting edge WIRED STORE. The show is intended to give one final push to publicize the importance of achieving a global Climate Change deal that is robust, fair and effective.
The concert is in aid of Kofi Annan’s ‘Tck Tck Tck: Time for Climate Justice’ campaign which was created by Havas Worldwide for the Global Humanitarian Forum. It is urging world leaders to listen to their publics in demanding justice for the world’s poor from any post-Kyoto deal. The campaign and its partners have already mobilized more than 10 million global citizens to become climate allies and demand their leaders sign up to a Climate Justice deal in Copenhagen.
Climate justice has, at its heart, the principle that emissions have a price and greenhouse gas emitters must pay. The countries, and peoples, who are suffering the worst impact of climate change – both now and in the future – have done the least to cause it.
All the musicians have already lent their talents to the recording of the soundtrack to the campaign, a re-make of Midnight Oil’s 1987 hit ‘Beds Are Burning’ featuring over 55 international music stars. It was produced by THE:HOURS and launched in Paris on October 1st as a free download to form the first ever global musical petition. It has already contributed significantly towards achieving over 10 million climate allies.
Dan Black said:
“The Tck Tck Tck campaign is the one of the easiest ways that we can clearly show world leaders meeting at Copenhagen Climate Treaty just how ridiculously important a solid, real, and lasting international agreement on climate is to most people all over the world.”
Theophilus London said:
“It’s important for everyone to be aware of climate change and the damage it is doing to the world’s poor. I feel very privileged to play a role in publicizing its impact, the issue of our times.”
Fabien Moreau (co-Founder of THE:HOURS) said:
“We’re very glad to have the support from WIRED for this first-ever digital music petition. It is also amazing to get the support from talented musicians who are contributing to the Tck Tck Tck: Time for Climate Justice Campaign and specifically the Campaign track that we created along with Havas Worldwide.”
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For information about the Tck Tck Tck: Time for Climate Justice campaign and the Global Humanitarian Forum:
Pete Bowyer, Apex Communications:
+ 44 7725 063377
For information about THE:HOURS and participating artists:
Alexandra Baker, High Rise PR:
For information about WIRED STORE:
Jenna Landry, WIRED
For more information about Havas Worldwide:
Eric Edge, Euro RSCG
For further press inquiries and partnering opportunities contact Three Fleur De Lys:
Evelyn von Gizycki, Three Fleur De Lys
NOTES TO EDITORS
1. Global Humanitarian Forum
Founded in 2007, the Global Humanitarian Forum (GHF) is led by Kofi Annan. It brings together stakeholders, including government, business, international organizations, civil society and the general public, to help solve humanitarian challenges. Located in Geneva, the Forum’s current focus is to increase awareness on the human face of climate change.
The GHF is behind the ‘Tck Tck Tck: Time for Climate Justice’ campaign, which was created by Havas Worldwide and launched in June to influence world leaders to agree a global deal at the UN’s Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen that is robust, fair and effective. The campaign will carry on post-Copenhagen to continue to publicize the importance of a legally binding, global deal and to ensure effective monitoring of any agreements made.
2. WIRED STORE
WIRED magazine’s fifth annual marquee gallery-meets-retail experience will open its doors for six weeks this holiday season. This buzz-generating and bustling environment serves as the holiday destination for the WIRED set. A launching pad for new technology and cutting-edge products, as well as a showcase for truly inspired programming, the WIRED Store brings the varied and vibrant pages of WIRED to life.
415 West 13th Street between 9th Avenue and Washington Street in Manhattan’s Meatpacking /Highline District
The WIRED Store will be open to the public from November 21, 2009 through December 27, 2009. Hours are from 12pm to 9pm Wednesday through Sunday, and closed Monday and Tuesday.
3. Havas Worldwide
Havas (Euronext Paris: HAV.PA) is a global advertising and communications services group. Headquartered in Paris, Havas operates through its two Divisions, Havas Worldwide and Havas Media, in order to optimize synergies and further reinforce Havas’s position as the most integrated of all of the major holding companies. Havas Worldwide incorporates the Euro RSCG Worldwide network as well as agencies with strong local identities: Arnold in the USA, the UK and Italy, H and W&Cie in France, Palm+Havas in Canada. Havas Media incorporates the MPG, Arena, Havas Sports & Entertainment and Havas Digital networks.
A multicultural and decentralized Group, Havas is present in more than 75 countries through its networks of agencies and contractual affiliations. The Group offers a broad range of communications services, including traditional advertising, direct marketing, media planning and buying, corporate communications, sales promotion, design, human resources, sports marketing, multimedia interactive communications and public relations. Havas employs approximately 14,700 people.
THE:HOURS is a music company founded in January 2008 by Alexandre Sap and Leslie Dubest, who also established Recall Records along with Fabien Moreau, an entrepreneur with strong expertise in communications and entertainment. The:Hours is a record label signed on with Universal for distribution worldwide, as well as a creative music-production and consultancy platform for brands. In July 2008 the company became the first record label ever to be acquired by a major advertising network, creating a new business model. Euro RSCG Worldwide, the world’s fifth-largest advertising network, now owns a 51 percent stake in the venture. The:Hours artist roster includes Dan Black, Cazals, Fires of Rome, Dada Life, Elbow, autoKratz, Via Tania and Casxio, among others.
The soundtrack to the ‘Tck Tck Tck:Time for Climate Justice, a re-make of Midnight Oil’s 1987 hit, ‘Beds Are Burning’ was produced by The:Hours, and is available on all major music download platforms for free. The song has been supported by over 60 international music stars and celebrities including Duran Duran, Mark Ronson, Jamie Cullum, Melanie Laurent, Marion Cotillard, Milla Jovovich, Fergie, Lily Allen, Manu Katche, Bob Geldof, Youssou N’Dour, Yannick Noah and many more.