Spotify has frequently been hailed at as the savior of the moribund music industry. Sooner or later, the pundits argue, a …
Forget, for the moment, about how much Spotify pays out to artists.
Focus instead on the nature of those payouts.
Chances are you’ve heard indie singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson. But not on the radio. Or in a music video. And probably not from buying her album, or even downloading her songs from iTunes.
Classical music matters in my household. That’s because my husband, Chris, makes his living in that field, as a professional clarinet player.
Before I met Chris, I could not tell a French horn from a flugel horn, Mendelssohn from Mozart, Menuhin from Midori. Okay, I still can’t (but aren’t you impressed that I can spell them?). Like …