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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