Lately, there's been some good news in the troubled world of classical music record companies and distributors--still reeling from the changes in listening (and buying) patterns.
Gramophone, which has been a scion of the classical music world since its establishment in 1923, has announced its latest round of awards--which, in turn, are perhaps the most-respected prizes the industry offers.
A few weeks ago, at the Classical:NEXT music industry conference in Vienna, much of the talk was about the collapse of one of Europe's largest distributors, The Codaex Group. Delegates talked about arriving knowing nothing of the company's problems, only to find themselves in an unexpected scramble for new distribution. But there were hopes that the important British arm, Codaex U.K. Ltd., might survive.