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Re: [ARSCLIST] Classical record review media
You should toot you own horn, for the coverage at all music is remarkable. Not only is it a source for reviews, but check out the obit information. It is also used by music catalogers all over as a resource guide for subject headings and biographical information. It is mentioned frequently in OCLC authority files, etc.
David Lewis <davlew@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
At the risk of tooting my own horn, All Music Guide classical reviews in a
given week are accessible via a single tab. Go to www.allmusic.com scroll to
down and find the "Classical Corner" and click on the "New Classical
Reviews" bar. That will bring up a list of everything reviewed within a
calendar week, usually about 30-50 reviews, sometimes more, sometimes less.
Using the tab at the top of that page, you can go back as far a month.
David N. Lewis
Assistant Classical Editor, All Music Guide
"Music expresses what one cannot say, but about which one cannot remain
silent." - Victor Hugo
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Classical record review media
Not quite sure what you are trying to accomplish with your list...for
example...As for the Newspapers you mention, our label has been covered in
the New York and LA Times, Rochester paper, Dallas Morning News, etc.
However, most of the critics of the major papers tell us that their editors
aren't interested in reviewing classical records. I used to write for the
Austin paper and wanted to do record reviews. They limited me to one or two
feature articles on labels.
As for magazines:
American Record Guide
BBC Music Magazine
International Record Review
Piano Journal has some reviews and feature articles
www.classical.net (for me, the best single place for classical music on
Many of the instrument specific journals offer record reviews.
In your post you mention the notion of positive reviews being an equation
to sales...I can only speak from my personal experience...not true. I would
be happy to discuss at length, but for me, the most significant was our
release of pianist Fannie Bloomfield Zeisler. The reviews were stunning. We
didn't even make back our costs. Another example...feature articles in
Musical Opinion, we even took out ads...no marked increase in sales.
On the other hand, unless you get a review, nobody will know its out
Hope this helps.
Steven Smolian wrote:
I'm assembling a list of surviving classical record review magazines,
papers that run classical music reviews, blogs, etc. for a client. This
includes the US foreign language press and magazines of all countries. I'm
less interested in publications that have only long articles focussing on
one or two releases, such as The New Yorker.)
Here is what I've come up with to start
Classic Record Collector
Opera News (vocal)
Record Collector (the classsical vocal one)
Strad (string playing)
Significant newspapers that review classical CDs: (I'm not sure of the
names) (Significant means there is a large enough readership that a positive
response will result in a measurable increase in sales.)
Aufbau (do they still do record reviews?)
Christian Science Monitor
New York Times
Los Angeles Times
Village Voice (do they still do classical reviews?
Washington Blade (Can others supply the named of gay-oriented papers in
Music on the Web
Additions to and comments about the above list are welcomed.