Recent moves from a number of music companies have suggested that the classical music genre could soon start appealing to music streamers and listeners who have remained loyal to music format ownership.
- Although a wealth of classical music is available on all of the international music-streaming services, classical music listeners have largely been put off making the switch from ownership to access because of concerns about sound quality.
- However, there are several services that are catering to classical listener preferences by offering higher-quality streams that in some cases can exceed that of the CD for depth and accuracy.
Features and Benefits
- Assesses the recent moves by music companies to encourage classical music listeners to stream music.
- Evaluates the prospects for classical music streaming.
Key questions answered
- What is Deutsche Grammophon hoping to achieve with the creation of the DG Playlist on Apple Music?
- What are the big stumbling blocks to shifting classical music listeners from ownership to access?
Table of contents
Music companies backing the classical streaming option
Appealing to the classical music aficionado
Betting on classical consumers' willingness to spend more