Posts Tagged ‘recordings’

Are classical recordings underpriced? (photo credit)

Perhaps the classical music world has taken the entirely wrong approach to selling recordings; perhaps the reason they don’t turn a profit is because they’re significantly underpriced. Maybe we should be charging way more—like, three-figure prices per copy. And no, I’m not talking about charging extra for value-added stuff like boxed sets or exclusive tracks, I’m talking about, “Hey, this recording is awesome, so the price is $150.”

Hear me out before you dismiss this as crazy. Inevitably we’ll sell fewer copies if we set a higher price point, but that might not be harmful. In fact it might be a good thing. (more…)

Now that the Arditti residency is over and I have finished the numerous grants/applications/papers that were due over the course of Feb, I have made some long-overdue updates. Cleaned up my MySpace page too. I’ll post some new recordings there over the next couple of months. More information to come on various projects in the works.