Karl Miller writes:
>These days I wonder who is right. Is Kozzin right telling us that the
>situation with classical music is great?
I think that the answer depends on whether we are looking at the
traditional sources or the newer ones. The traditional sources of radio,
tv, newspapers and record stores are clearly drying up. However, here
comes the Internet. For many folks of the younger generation, those
traditional sources mean very little. They use the Internet for buying
cds, downloading music, and reading more about classical music than can
be found in a typical library.
Personally, I rely on both the Internet and traditional sources, finding
myself quite satisfied with this mix. Let's face it - classical music
will always be a specialist category. Fortunately, the Internet is an
amazing place for specialist needs.
Overall, I don't consider classical music to be fading in the least.
We are a small but very dedicated group with much higher than average
incomes. If you spend it, the product will keep flowing.
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