Indie Classical Music? It Exists, And One Nashville Tech Startup Is Trying To Save It

A Nashville technology startup thinks it can help classical music flourish in the digital age.

Right now, flourish is not the word most people would use to describe the genre. Classical music only makes up 2.1 percent of all album sales and less than half a percent of all streams online, according to Nielsen data.

But the founders of Dart Music say there’s no lack of modern musicians and composers. The problem, they say, is that those artists have extra barriers to selling their music online, barriers that Dart is trying to break down.
— Emily Siner for Nashville Public Radio