It doesn’t fit into the structures and process already in place for digital music services and pricing and categorising will be a nightmare but classical music is slowly but surely gaining a foothold in the DMS world. The Guardian does a nice job rounding it up but there’s a lot more to come out this year with Warner Music launching its own classical service (10 April) as well as a number of other niche providers. iTunes already does a healthy trade in classical pieces but the Beethoven download from BBC Radio 3 really kicked open the doors and raised awareness. The labels may not have been too happy but it started the ball rolling.

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