Future Bubblers launched originally back in 2015 as a talent discovery and development programme from Brownswood Music and funded by Arts Council England.
In 2023 we found ourselves seven years deep in terms of knowledge, first hand experience and feedback from the artists mentored and supported since our idea first became a reality. We have taken all of this information to inform a new incarnation of the programme, launching fresh and better than ever before for 2023.
We will now being moving forward as Future Bubblers Academy with a new and improved focus and relevance. Future Bubblers Academy will nurture both future artists and industry professionals in tandem. Our focus remains on barrier free access to industry and levelling the geographical playing field, offering priority access to our programme for candidates based outside of London.
Future Bubblers Academy is proudly supported by:
At Brownswood Recordings, we are deeply committed to minimising our environmental impact and promoting sustainability in every aspect of our operations. We recognise our responsibility to safeguard the planet for future generations. Our environmental policy encompasses a holistic approach to environmental conservation, incorporating the following core principles:
1. Sustainable Manufacturing and Distribution
We are dedicated to minimising the environmental impact of our manufacturing processes for vinyl and CDs. We will work with responsible manufacturing partners who prioritise energy efficiency and employ environmentally-friendly practices. Additionally, we will explore innovative and sustainable distribution methods to reduce emissions associated with shipping and logistics.
2. Reducing Carbon Footprint
We commit to actively reducing our carbon footprint across all our activities. This includes optimising energy usage, reducing waste, and minimising emissions from transportation and facilities. We will continually assess and update our strategies to ensure they align with the latest advancements in sustainable practices.
3. Investing in Energy Efficiency
We will invest in energy-efficient technologies throughout our Brownswood Office to minimise our energy consumption. Our aim is to utilise energy resources more efficiently, thereby reducing our overall environmental impact.
4. Transitioning to Renewable Energy
We are committed to transitioning to 100% renewable energy sources for our operations. This includes sourcing renewable electricity and exploring on-site renewable energy solutions to power our offices and facilities.
5. Assessing Equipment and Reducing Emissions
We will conduct regular assessments of our equipment and facilities to identify opportunities to replace natural gas equipment with electric alternatives. This proactive approach aligns with our goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote cleaner energy use.
6. Utilising Recycled Materials for Printing
We prioritise the use of recycled and eco-friendly materials for all our printing needs, including album covers, inserts, and promotional materials. By minimising our reliance on new materials, we contribute to reducing waste and conserving natural resources.
7. Scope 3 Emissions Reduction
We are committed to measuring and reducing our Scope 3 emissions, which encompass indirect emissions from sources such as transportation, purchased goods, and employee commuting. By addressing these emissions, we aim to comprehensively manage our overall environmental impact.
8. Community Engagement and Advocacy
We will actively engage with our artists, employees, fans, and communities to raise awareness about environmental issues and promote sustainable practices. We will support and participate in environmental initiatives, inspiring collective action for a better and more sustainable world.
9. Continuous Improvement and Accountability
We will set measurable environmental targets, regularly monitor our progress, and report transparently on our performance. Our policies and strategies will be subject to periodic review to ensure they remain relevant and effective.
By adhering to this environmental policy, Brownswood Recordings is committed to leading by example, promoting environmental responsibility, and contributing to a sustainable future for all.