The wall street journal published a story about Classical Archives. The story explains that Classical Archives is providing a new way to buy Bach online. Classical Archives has developed a system that (FINALLY!) makes sorting by composer the primary search method, and has brought in the some of the same musicologists behind the music genome project to create a system for finding music. In addition to MP3 sales, the site is going to offer $9.95/month streaming subscription.
I think the business model of Classical Archives is amazing, but I have to wonder what would happen to them if a large online retailer, like Amazon, stepped up their game with art music. I don’t see that happening too soon–the market share for art music is too small.
Douglas Niedt posted his technique tip of the month a few weeks ago. This one deals with artificial nails.
It’s good to see high school’s working with classical guitar. In a time when most beginning guitarists want to learn rock, it’s very exciting to see schools offering classical guitar curriculum.
I wrote guest post for Guitar Player Daily about The Giuliani RH Studies this week. Check it out!
Classical Guitar in the News
- Panama: VII International Guitar Gathering Panama 2009
- London, UK: A Professional uses His Layoff to Play Guitar
- Harrisburg, PA: Feature on Local Guitarist/Teacher, Mark Wesling
- Sidcup, UK: Mathew Sear Concert 5/31 @ 7:30PM
- Hertford, UK: Ortega Guitars Names a UK Distributor
- McAllen, TX: Quartetto Ziyriab Classical Guitar Group puts on a Concert
- St. Joseph, MO: Marshall Carter inspired by Anthony Glise
- St. Joseph, MO: St Joseph Guitar Festival 5/13-17
- Kennewick, WA: Andre Feriante plays for Moms
- South Korea: Denis Sung-ho Concert 5/20