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Jackie Evancho, Lindsey Stirling Among Top Earners of 2015 for Classical Music >>

Having been released this week, Billboard has posted the SoundScan numbers of every album and artist that has sold a record this year. On the classical front, Andrea Bocelli, Lindsey Stirling, the Monks of Norcia, the Piano Guys, Jackie Evancho and more make the list of top contenders.

Indie Classicalites from Radiohead, Arcade Fire, Punch Bros. (Not Andrea Bocelli & Lindsey Stirling) are Saving the Music Industry >>

No, classical music isn't dead. In fact, classical music has become the latest vanity endeavor for most contemporary musicians.

Classicalite Recording News: U.S. Digital Sales Down While U.K. Up, Old and New(er) Tech Both on the Rise

Classicalite Recording News: U.S. Digital Sales Down While U.K. Up, Old and New(er) Tech Both on the Rise >>

Classical Music magazine details the latest reports from the U.S. and U.K. classical music recording trends. Based on figures released by Nielsen SoundScan and by the British Phonographic Institute (BPI, the U.K.'s trade body) and the Official Charts Company, the big news is that digital music downloads have a down arrow by them for the first time ever in the United States, while continuing to grow across the pond, and that the monster that is streaming is getting fatter.

Alma Deutscher, 'Ellen DeGeneres' and 'Today Show' Child Composer, is Not a “Little Miss Mozart” >>

Alma Deutscher, age 8, is a music prodigy who recently released an album of her own compositions. 'The Music of Alma Deutscher,' featuring her works for violin, viola and piano, was the best-selling classical album last week, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

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