Classical music’s crescendo to the top of charts
CLASSICAL musical sales have bucked the downward trend thanks to young stars who appeared at the royal wedding and Proms in 2018, the UK’s record label association has revealed.
Sales of classical CDs and streaming of the music have increased by more than 10 per cent, the BPI has said.
More than 2.2million classical albums were either purchased, downloaded or streamed last year, with the genre growing faster than the rest of the music industry as a whole, which grew 5.7 per cent, according to data collected by the Official Charts Company for the BPI.
There was nearly a seven per cent increase in the sales of CDs alone.