Concord site highlights Boosey & Hawkes works for licensors
Historically, most music discovery has focused around consumers of the music – listeners. However, as publishers continue to explore ways to grow their sync revenues, they’re investing in music discovery too. Concord...
April 7, 2021
Report: Classical streams are booming for younger listeners
The Covid-19 lockdown has been very tough for classical musicians in the live sense, but if there’s a silver lining, it may be classical’s performance on streaming services. A new report co-published by Deezer,...
August 19, 2020
San Juan Symphony launches $99 ‘digital season’ passes
If you thought getting concerts up and running again with four-piece bands was tricky, imagine doing it with an orchestra. The classical music industry has been hit for six by Covid-19 lockdowns just like the rest of the...
August 17, 2020
Ludovico Einaudi to release seven albums in seven months
Classical-music composer Ludovico Einaudi clearly isn’t afeared of hard work: he’s just signed a new deal with UMG’s Decca Records to release seven albums in seven months. The project is called ‘Seven Days Walking’,...
March 4, 2019
Classical streaming app Idagio has passed 1m downloads
Idagio is one of the companies (see also: Primephonic) trying to build a business out of a music-streaming service focused purely on classical music. It has a new milestone to report: more than 1m app downloads globally,...
February 18, 2019
BPI says there was a ‘surge’ in classical streaming in 2018
Like jazz, classical music is a sector that is often described as being under-served by the big, global streaming services, thanks to challenges including its extra layers of metadata, not to mention the length of its tracks...
January 14, 2019
Grammofy launches its revamped classical-music streaming app
German startup Grammofy originally launched in 2016 as an app for streaming classical music, and evolved into a service offering £2.99 and £6.99 monthly subscriptions for access to its catalogue. However, it shut down...
July 19, 2018
Deutsche Grammophon and Google to digitise archive tracks
Happy 120th birthday, classical-music label Deutsche Grammophon. The celebrations will include an interesting partnership with Google Arts & Culture to digitise a stash of rediscovered and previously-unreleased tracks...
June 12, 2018
Warner Classics adds its catalogue to streaming service Idagio
Idagio is one of the streaming services focusing on classical music, with a catalogue of more than 650k tracks. That catalogue is getting bigger from this week, thanks to a new deal with Warner Classics. Over the coming...
April 19, 2018
Classical streaming service Grammofy returns – using Spotify
Grammofy was a classical music-focused subscription-streaming service that launched in May 2016 in the UK and Germany, but then shut down in November 2017. At the time, the company said that despite “continued growth...
March 14, 2018
Primephonic launches hi-res classical-music streaming service
The latest company to launch a streaming service for classical music is Primephonic, building on the growth of its existing downloads store. Primephonic’s streaming service launches today in the UK and US, with a catalogue...
June 14, 2017
Apple TV app Classical Music Reimagined reaches 110k downloads
Apple TV app Classical Music Reimagined has been downloaded more than 110k times since its launch at the end of October 2015, according to its developer Touchpress. The app serves up free performances of works by composers...
February 25, 2016