Last week I was talking to a saxophone player I know who said his daughter, who has just left college, doesn't even own any CDs. She and her friends apparently listen to music on streaming services or as downloads. Another friend of mine listens to Spotify.
My question is, are there any benefits for saxophone players to release a physical CD now? I think most classical saxophone players I know have at least one CD released but they were released a few years ago. The reason I am asking is I am no longer sure which is the best way to distribute classical saxophone music.
Any opinions really appreciated as I am doing some research into the commercial viability of various formats.
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