Classical 101 Archives For: October 23, 2014

Classical Audiences Do More Coughing? Statistics Say (Ahem) Yes.

color photoraph of a many bags of cough drops hanging as though in a store display
Research says: take your cough drops with you to your next classical music concert.
10:00AM
January
30, 2013

You’ve shelled out hard-earned cash to hear a concert of classical music performed by a world-class phenom. The concert hall is sparkling, the audience is all dolled up, the artist is sublime and you dare not even breathe for the noise it would make. Then out croaks a cough and all that ambience vanishes, like Brigadoon, in an instant.

Musicians getting short end of the streaming stick

6:00AM
January
30, 2013

As purveyors of legally licensed music, they have been largely welcomed by an industry still buffeted by piracy. But as the companies behind these digital services swell into multibillion-dollar enterprises, the relative trickle of money that has made its way to artists is causing anxiety at every level of the business.