Hi - I don't have answers but the question raises more questions. Are we
talking about all classical LPs issued from the lp's inception until its
mass production demise, a period of roughly forty years? If so, just think
of all the recordings of Beethoven's 5th symphony, just to give one
example. If this is the scope then I would think the percentage of CD
issuance would be quite low. If on the other hand the question refers to
any recording of a given composition, then that's a very different thing.
On Wed, Aug 9, 2017 at 1:35 PM, Richardson, Jonathan Carrithers <
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> Asking for a friend. Hoping someone can help settle an argument.
> Maybe this has been discussed in the past on the ARSC list, but does
> anyone know what percentage of classical music recordings on LP made it to
> CD or at least into the digital realm? Someone told me once that less than
> 20% of commercially available classical music on LP crossed over to CD. I
> don’t believe it. To me that sounds like an awful lot of music that will
> soon be lost even though I don’t think LPs are going away anytime soon.
> Of course this is probably a tough question to know the exact answer to
> but I thought maybe someone here might know a ballpark figure.
> Jonathan Richardson
> Audio Visual Specialist
> Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative
> Indiana University
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