Your favourite classical artist? There’s money in itmain
Universal Music is offering vouchers for voters in its UDiscover Classical 100.
November 23, 2020 (London, UK) – A brand new global poll is launching to find today’s best-loved classical musician. The uDiscover Classical 100 is the first of its kind – a major international initiative, offering fans worldwide the chance to vote for their favourite living artist via a newly-created online portal: vote.udiscovermusic.com/classi
Based on global sales data, The uDiscover Classical 100 offers a shortlist of 100 of the best-selling living classical artists to vote for. Among the contenders are superstar pianists Lang Lang and Yuja Wang, cellists Yo-Yo Ma and Sheku Kanneh-Mason, composers John Williams and Max Richter, as well as singers Andrea Bocelli and Renée Fleming.
The uDiscover Classical 100 aims to shine a light on today’s leading musicians, from established conductors like Sir Simon Rattle and Gustavo Dudamel to ground-breaking young artists like Nicola Benedetti and Víkingur Ólafsson. Their recordings and performances have been acclaimed worldwide, but never before have they been celebrated in this way.
Sam Jackson, Executive Vice President of Global Classics and Jazz, Universal Music Group, comments: “Charts that focus on repertoire or composers are well established in the classical music world, but this is the first time a global poll has been created to confirm the world’s favourite classical artist. The uDiscover Classical 100 offers a chance to set this right, as we invite thousands of music fans across the globe to vote for the performers whose recordings and artistry they admire the most.”