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Billie Eilish Opens Up Following Criticism Toward Artists That Launch Various Vinyl Editions

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Billie Eilish Opens Up Following Criticism Toward Artists That Launch Various Vinyl Editions

“I wasn’t targeting anyone specifically, these issues are prevalent across the industry.”

Billie Eilish has criticized musicians who offer various vinyl editions to increase their album sales, questioning the environmental impact of this practice.

For those unaware, Billie has always been extremely conscious of her environmental footprint. She avoids private flights and is currently striving to make vinyl production more eco-friendly. For her album Happier Than Ever, she utilized 100% recycled black vinyl, used recycled materials for colored variants, and employed shrink-wrap made from sugar cane.

Though not a recent phenomenon, music enthusiasts have noticed a rise in the availability of multiple vinyl editions by artists worldwide, spanning various music genres.

“I can’t even express to you how wasteful it is. It is right in front of our faces and people are just getting away with it left and right,” she continued. “I find it really frustrating as somebody who really goes out of my way to be sustainable and do the best that I can and try to involve everybody in my team in being sustainable — and then it’s some of the biggest artists in the world making multiple vinyl packages with different unique features solely to encourage continued purchases.”

“It’s so wasteful, and it’s annoying to me that we’re still at a point where you care that much about your numbers and you care that much about making money — and it’s all your favorite artists doing that stuff,” she added.

Following the spread of Billie’s remarks on social media, fans began pointing out other artists. Taylor Swift’s name quickly surfaced, with her numerous vinyl editions over the years drawing attention. As a result, Swifties started criticizing Billie.

In response to the escalating discussion on social platforms, Billie posted: “It would be great if people refrained from misinterpreting my words and actually read what I mentioned in that Billboard article.”

“I wasn’t singling out anyone, these are widespread industry issues [and] when it comes to editions, many artists release them — including ME! as I clearly state in the article,” she further stated, emphasizing that she included herself in her critique.

“The urgent climate crisis demands we all acknowledge our contribution to the problem and strive to do better, goodness.”

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