Now that I’ve gone and hyped eMusic Selects, I feel I’ve earned the right to make a suggestion, for any eMusic poobahs who may be reading this: As I understand it, eMusic will have monthly Selections, which at two per month adds up to 24 Selections per year. eMusic also has a fairly substantial group of people into classical music, and has been successful in getting subscribers to try out classical releases (as noted in this recent story).
So, why not have one or two Selections this year to highlight some of the upcoming composers and performers who are bringing a true indie sensibility to the classical music scene? Yancey and friends won’t have to go far to get some advice: Justin Davidson recently wrote a New York article on the next wave of classical scene in New York (highlighting, among others, the good folk at New Amsterdam Records), and Alex Ross did a similar article for the New Yorker last year. eMusic could probably find some worthy Selects without even having to leave the five boroughs.
So, come on eMusic: please make us indie classical fans happy in 2008!