PBS forms classical-music record label
This can only be good news to the beleaguered classical-music record industry, which has seen steady but modest sales over the last few years. As reported in "As We See It" in the September 1997 Stereophile, the average classical title sells fewer than 2000 copies worldwide in its first year of release, making it hard for labels to justify big-budget classical recording sessions.
So it remains to be seen whether PBS can defy the odds and make a business in the classical-music market. No details regarding titles are available, and PBS has yet to make its complete plans public---but when the names roll in, we'll let you know.