Classical Notes: Could streaming be a silver lining for classical music?
Irish classical’s response to the pandemic has given streaming viewers an idea of how good our artists are right across the musical spectrum
Concerts these days are inextricably linked with keeping an eye on social media networks for what’s going on when and where. It’s virtually impossible to keep up with the virtual music scene we now live in. Still, it’s a lot better than the pandemonium that swept the business last year and generated deep depressions globally because of the “wrecking ball” effect of the virus.
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