The Oceanic Standard

Music Industry Edition

Sustainability In Music

TOS: Music Industry Edition is a guide specifically for musicians to incorporate sustainable practices into their existing hospitality riders and engage in carbon-offsetting to help eliminate single-use plastic consumption and reduce air travel emissions within the music industry.

TOS: Music Industry Edition

The guide provides sustainability requests musicians can incorporate into their riders, a step-by-step introduction to carbon offsetting, suggestions for how artists can communicate their environmental commitment to their fans, and goes further to show artists how to engage venues in implementing sustainable operating practices.

Blue Rider

In addition to the guide, the TOS: Blue Rider one-pager lists sustainability requests that can be directly sent alongside an artist's existing contract and technical / hospitality riders to set a new standard of sustainability within the music industry as a way to encourage promoters and venues to join the movement.

We believe in the power of music and we are calling on you to be pioneers for creating environmental change.

The Problem

Every minute, the equivalent of one garbage truck of plastic is dumped into the ocean. Nearly 8-12 million metric tons of plastic ends up in the ocean every year. Almost all of the plastic ever produced still exists.

We have an unnecessary reliance on single-use plastic items that can be substituted with affordable and environmentally sustainable alternatives.

By 2050, there may be more plastic than fish in our ocean by weight.

Increasing carbon emissions in our atmosphere from human activity is causing an increase in temperature through the “greenhouse effect”. Climate change is having a myriad of negative effects that many communities are already suffering from, most notably sea level rise and an increase in natural disasters, flooding and fires, forcing people to move. The IPCC latest report stated that if global temperatures rise by even 1.5C, hundreds of millions of lives will be put at stake!

Join us as an ambassador of TOS: Blue Rider program to set a new industry standard around responsible consumption.