Classical Music is the only dedicated magazine for the Classical Music industry in the UK, with features, news and reviews for performers, agents, managers, promoters along with anyone with an interest in the music world.
We provide unique insight into what’s going on in the sector, with regular coverage of festivals, competitions, courses and concerts, as well as key career information for musicians and details of new appointments. Classical Music has remained at the heart of the profession since its foundation in 1976 and continues to keep readers at the forefront of the latest developments in the industry.
In Classical Music’s Autumn issue, our cover feature explores the impact of music in healthcare settings, while offering advice on how to make a difference with your own patient engagement initiatives. We also take a different perspective on current funding issues within the classical music sector, looking at how crowdfunding can offer a new way to finance your next concert and engage fresh audiences. We explore the digital world in this issue, with a round-up of the streaming platforms designed for classical, and our Self-Employed Musicians’ Guide to building a website. Society chairman and music director Andrew West reflects on six decades of Kirckman Concerts while former Proms director Nicholas Kenyon offers valuable insight on the festival’s history and future. Our Industry Insider feature also explores the past, looking at the evolution of music publishing across the last century through the lens of publishing behemoth Oxford University Press. Our final thoughts for this issue come from Duncan Ward, who sits down with Editor Florence Lockheart ahead of a set of ‘homecoming’ concerts with the LSO. We also hear from RPS managing director Harriet Wybor about what it takes to be a successful arts administrator and from ISM head of legal Stuart Darke about what to look out for in a touring contract. Plus, our usual news, opinions and focuses on funding, venues, touring and more.