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Neil Young

Green Room: Neil Young's Musical War on GMOS

Neil Young recently released his 36th studio effort The Monsanto Years, a concept album airing his view that agribusiness giant Monsanto has had negative effects on America's farmers and nature in general. It's the latest salvo from an artist who has never shied away from supporting the environment.


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ASCAP member Natalie Merchant was recently honored with the Keeper of the Catskills Award for her environmental stewardship and anti-fracking advocacy. Read about her history with the anti-fracking movement, and connect with organizations working to support sustainable growth and protect our natural resources.

Environmental organization Reverb is putting on its 12th Campus Consciousness Tour (CCT) headlined by LA-based indie pop band GROUPLOVE and aimed at inspiring and engaging college students to make positive environmental changes. CCT has also launched a $10,000 grant challenge competition to spur environmental innovation.

Singer-songwriter Jack Johnson has always used his success in music to share the causes most important to him. Touring across the globe, he has raised the bar for what greening and giving back to his local community means, all while empowering fans to do the same.

ASCAP composer Board member Doug Wood, founder of, tackles one of today's most controversial green issues

ASCAP members Arthur Alligood, Katie Herzig, Chris Velan and The Great Unknown have donated songs to the Tar Sands Action for videos supporting this pivotal environmental cause. We spoke to the Tar Sands Action videographer and the four ASCAP song donors to see how they felt about bringing voice to the movement.

A project of environmental non-profit group Reverb, the CCT began in 2006 with the goal of inspiring college students to take action toward a more sustainable future. Each year of the tour focuses on a different cause, with this year's events emphasizing sustainable food and water for all. Genre-blurring singer/songwriter/producer Janelle Monáe headlines, with support from indie pop band fun.

Patagonia, the outdoor clothing and apparel company, has long been a world leader in sustainable business and environmental advocacy. Now it has launched the Patagonia Music Collective, a powerful platform that allows artists to easily support environmental causes.

A native of California’s Bay Area, 20-year music veteran Michael Franti has become a citizen of the worldthrough his forward-thinking endeavors.

Green Music Group brings all parties to the table in the push for environmental awareness. Participants of the challenge say "no" to plastic bottles in favor of reusable containers.

Pearl Jam rolls out their OCEANS Campaign with partner organization Conservation International and supports the Gulf Restoration Network

Electronic folk duo Wilderland sell charity single to benefit Gulf Oil Spill recovery

With focus and commitment, real environmental change can happen from the bottom up.

A Denver-based environmental organization partners with ASCAP to help music creators help the planet.

ASCAP's more than 350,000 members are urged to promote and participate in summer community service to help bolster U.S. renewal and recovery.

On February 11, 2009, 1% for the Planet celebrated 1,000 members worldwide and honored 1% founders Yvon Chouinard and Craig Matthews. ASCAP members Grace Potter, Jeff Franzel and Dan Mackenzie performed at the event.

On September 25, 2008, ASCAP hosted a seminar in our New York Offices titled Thinking Green In the Music Business.

The plight of our planet's water supply.

Radiohead reduce carbon and revolutionize the greening of music

The story of how Michael Martin and MusicMatters gave environmental awareness new life in the music industry

In the latest installment of The ASCAP Green Room, Tom Gray of UK'S beloved rock darlings Gomez talks about the "greening" of the band's recent tour.

Milwaukee-based folk singer Peter Mulvey did the math and realized that his constant touring was causing him to burn three times the gasoline of a normal commuter.

The effects of Global Warming have become undeniable. Each year that passes brings images of melting polar ice caps, deteriorating ecosystems, uncontrollable forest fires, and devastating hurricanes which are all the result of the abuse of fossil fuels and the amount of permanent waste human beings create.