How few records can a Met star sell?main
The weekly list of US classical sales becomes ever more depressing.
Only Bocelli reached 1,000 CD and download sales on Nielsen Soundscan last week; the next best record failed to sell 400.
But the most shocking stat is that a new DG release by Piotr Beczala, the Polish tenor who has been wowing Met audiences in Iolanta, managed to sell just 120 items in a week. In the whole of the USA.
It looks like curtains for the record biz.