The classical sales situation in the US has hit the pits. Aside from Andrea Bocelli, who trundles on at around 400 a week – cds and downloads combined – the best performer on Nielsen Soundscan was the Anonymous 4, chirping sweetly on a farewell tour with just 189 registered sales.
Sales are so bad that Hilary Hahn, at number 10, failed to clear 100.
What does an artist have to do in 2015 to make a mark on the US market?
Not even American heritage sells.