Digital at Classical:NEXT 2016

Dear Digitalistas,

We just wanted to share the highlights of our conference regarding digital & music. For those of you who are here and for those of you who could not make it this time, we will upload recordings of some sessions online, let me know which one would be especially interesting to listen to again and we will look into publishing that session early.

Yesterday's opening night was a remarkable work of digital and video interwoven into a tightly curated 70 minute performance. The fact that Apple Music and Deutsche Gramophon announced a new initiative at Classical:NEXT prior to their own press announcements the next day, shows the relevance our event and the community has in the realm of digital and art music.

Best wishes,
Paul Bräuer

For the full programme schedule see here.


On Thursday morning this session looked "beyond streaming", we will upload a recording of this session soon, if you missed it.

This afternoon features to topics remotely interconnected with digital:

Sync licensing

Classical:NEXT Public Talk: James Jolly from Gramophone magazine interviewing Klaus Heymann, president of Naxos.


Friday is the big day if digital is your thing:

Press PLAY: Seeking New Classical Consumers Thru Technology: Chaired by J. Lustig, 21C Media Group; with S. Willis, Berlin Philharmonic; J. Davis, Google; and Luke Ritchie, Philharmonia Orchestra.

Meaningful Music Education for Youth in Remote Regions: Digital helping education in remote regions

And are you retweetable? Instagrammable? Likeable even?

Auditionline gives an off C:N presentation.

Streaming: The Challenges and Opportunities: Mark Culingford asks Delphian, X5 and Select Music about opportunities to reach audiences today.

And then of course, our NEXT:Tech session takes place.

article posted by:Paul Bräuer, Piranha Arts