Which musical genres are worst for the planet? There’s been a study.

Touring is not good for the environment. Huge amounts of people and equipment need to be transported over vast distances with planes, buses, and trucks. Each stop on the tour eats up energy, too. Until we can have modular nuclear reactors onsite or infallible renewable energy, this is the way things are going to be.

An American company called Payless Power commissioned a study to determine which musical genres do the most damage to the planet when they go on the road. The answer: EDM, hands down.

Based on an analysis of 2022 tour dates, EDM artists produced the most CO2.

It gets worse for EDM when you dig a little deeper.

There’s more, too. Go here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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