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A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.
You can join us by donating 1/3 of your streaming income on a single/EP/album or your entire catalogue. If you would like to dip your toe in the water of becoming an environmentally active artist you can also choose to donate the streaming income that the streams within our playlists have generated. Contact us for more info on what we can offer you to be an environmentally active artist.
Next to helping you prepare your environmentally active campaigns and brainstorm ideas with you, we will put you on our website as an artist, promote you on our social media channels to the best we can and we will put your music into our playlists for nature. Send us a mail at :firstname.lastname@example.org
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Whatever you are doing, you are always leaving a footprint behind. One of them being: listening to music. Listening to Stream by Stream playlists or the artists involved with our green initiative you are minimising your footprint. But how? Streaming music involves then use of a lot of power, if that is running the servers where the music is stored, the power it requires for it to be downloaded to your device, letting it play over a speaker, the bluetooth connection to that speaker and a lot more. For example; streaming 1000 songs (+-50h of listening) with your cellphone and listening with headphones requires approx. 0.550kW of energy which is about 220grams of CO2. Playing it over a speaker via bluetooth adds 1.1kW of energy which is about 640grams of CO2 to it. After 1000 plays on a song there are enough finances to plant one tree. This tree will over the next 20 years absorb a good 120kg of CO2. Therefore, streaming Stream by Stream playlists or the artists individual songs will absorb between 180-550 times (depending on how you listen to the music) more than it needs.
You have to connect to big data servers to stream the music you love where all the data is stored from the streaming platforms. But It’s not just music that requires data centres for computers to control global internet traffic. It’s also other streaming services like Netflix. The data centres use a lot of power and because of the amount of heat computers generate, they need a lot of cooling too. Data centres are estimated to consume around 1% of the world electricity every year causing 0,3% of global carbon emissions. Some of the energy used to power them is generated from clean energy sources, but a lot still comes from burning fossil fuels.
This is the reason why we decided, as musicians, to try to do our part in helping the environment as the music industry does not do much for the environment at the moment. Planting trees gives us and the artist the chance to offset their carbon footprint as well as part of their audience that was caused by streaming music, the gear that was used at concerts or the mode of transport that was used for the audience to get to concerts etc.
As an environmental charity, OTP dedicated themselves into giving back to the environment, to create a healthier climate, protect biodiversity and help reforestation efforts around the world. Started in 2014, they have more than doubled the number of trees planted year after year. Fast-forward to today, OTP now work with awesome reforestations partners in North America, South America, Asia, and Africa who help them get trees in the ground to restore forests after fires and floods, create jobs, build communities, and protect habitat for biodiversity. They have planted over 40 million trees in over 43 countries since starting in 2014. Check out our page about OneTreePlanted or go to their websitehttps://www.onetreeplanted.org
We are collaborating with this university and the students studying a Master in Online Communication. They are helping us over 2 semesters with 16 students in various ways. Creating a basis for us on how to communicate online and helping us bring more awareness to our green initiative. Currently, we are in the 2nd semester working with 8 students and their professor (Norman Wiebach).
The Irish-Dutch singer and songwriter Easnadh Reddington and Swiss-Namibian producer Timon Spoerndli. At the end of 2020 the two started their artist-project ‘’Citrus Hues’’ with which, and the help of the experienced business-consultant Eric Spoerndli, they started to tackle what you’re looking at right now. Currently, we have a marketing volunteer called Martina Petutschnigg. Welcome to Stream by Stream.
Easnadh Reddington and Timon Spoerndli realised fast, during their pop-music-studies in London , that their influences have a common denominator: The earth with all its different sceneries and cultures. As an homage to this world they created Citrus Hues. A tropical pop duo project, that encourages open-mindedness in people and puts all their effort into giving something back to this world.
We want to take care of the environment and create an opportunity for the music industry to do so. By creating multiple ways for artists to give back no matter their budget. By building communities for a better environment we can create an even bigger impact and bring more awareness throughout the music industry to be able to give back more to the environment. Simultaneously, we are giving artists the opportunity to grow their audience by creating international connections from the audience of other artists.
Artists care about their art as much as they and us care about the environment. Songs evolve like nature does. Whether it’s in the structure from verse to chorus to the end or in the elements of producing and writing. Nature evolves to meet its current circumstances to survive. Animals will evolve ways of living that were foreign to them before in order to be able to live in their habitat. We position ourselves as a platform that brings together environmentally aware listeners and the artist talent of tomorrow. The more music that is being streamed, the higher the income of “Stream by Stream” artists, which results in more funds that can be used for the conservation of our planet.
Our main goal is to give back to the environment while simultaneously supporting artists and their songs in a simple way. Therefore, there’s no limit. The more people support and listen to our playlists, the more can be done for our environment and the more successful the musicians become. In the future we would like to also incorporate other projects such as wildlife, ocean and humanitarian causes.
The idea of this project came to our founders on their joint travels. Connecting environmental thoughts, musicians and listeners in one big community to solve two major problems that seem completely unrelated at first. On the one hand, there’s sadly way too few projects in the music industry that work towards a better future for our environment. On the other side, artists have immense struggles to get recognised in a market that is dominated by major corporations.
While listeners lean back and enjoy music of “Stream by Stream” artists, they earn a little something with every stream on their music. This amount is then being used by our artists to give something back to the environment. With every 1,000 streams enough money is generated to put 1US$ into reforestation and the planting of trees. The same applies to the follower number on our environmental playlists. For every 100 followers one more dollar can be used for the conservation of our planet.