First Twitter, then Youtube, now iTunes. Another obstacle as a classical musician trying to change the world.
Why is this even a thing? What kind of excuse could there possibly be for not accepting classical music as a genre? That’s just disrespectful to all the people that write/perform it, as well as to centuries of musical history.
THIS MAKES NO SENSE PLEASE EXPLAIN
Given that visiting ITunes allows you to find Classical music and has 17 sub-genres, I think this is some kind of fraud.
If you’re a major label you can certainly get your music on iTunes Classical. This is about an independent musician (myself) trying to distribute it using Tunecore onto iTune’s store. But at least iTunes makes Classical available for some (read: important) people, which is better than Twitter Music completely pretending it doesn’t exist at all, or Youtube neglecting it, too. It’s like this on almost every store and website, big or small.
Granted, I mentioned last year that Classical isn’t a genre, it’s a time period. So, of course, Classical in the year 2013 makes as much sense as saying The Roaring 20’s. But there should be something to recognize what we do as arrangers. Perhaps orchestra seems a fitting genre, at the very least. It would surely make more sense for both consumers and creators than grouping Skrillex and Beethoven’s music together since they’re both technically “Instrumentals”.