As Ed Sheeran reveals he offsets carbon emissions from his tours by planting lots and lots of trees, when will dance music’s biggest polluters step up to fix the damage they’re doing to the planet?

The music industry cares little about the environment, on the whole. For decades, this was partly because they had no choice. Vinyl purists might have argued the sound was better – but the idea the format was environmentally friendly was a stretch for anyone’s imagination.

Tours are little better, and it’s much the same in the dance music world. If anything, it’s worse than it used to be – with DJs now having to travel further away than ever for work. Hence why the biggest DJs in the world are gas guzzlers on a level not seen before – the list includes Louie Vega, Derrick Carter and a certain Rebekah Teasdale.

So chances are that these DJs will be hoping no one points out Ed Sheeran’s latest wheeze – which apparently involves buying lots of land and planting lots of trees on said land. Now what’s the odds of Rebekah putting seeds for oak trees in the garden in between her endless tours and occasional campaigning?

Or perhaps Steve Lawler might sow the lawns so beautiful sycamores grow for centuries, long after he’s no more? Somehow, I don’t think I’ll need to speak to my industry insider to find out the answer to this one…

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