• 27 - 30 SEPT 2021

How important are reviews and awards for the music industry?

(Special Presentation)

Session 4 | Thursday, 30.5.2013 | 14:00-14:45 | Lecture Hall

More and more orchestras and soloists are creating their own record labels; radio stations are opening up their archives, resulting in numerous new releases. With the number of recordings from all over the world permanently on the rise, identifying the best releases is more challenging than ever. Editors receive hundreds of emails from record labels, PR officers and musicians asking for reviews. The panel in this session will evaluate the importance of reviews in magazines, on radio programmes and through online services, focusing on their commercial value and their importance to performing musicians. They will also look at the role of awards such as the International Classical Music Awards and the BBC Music Magazine Awards.

Chaired by

Remy Franck (Luxembourg)

President of the jury, International Classical Music Awards

Remy Franck is the founder and editor in chief of Pizzicato magazine. He has also worked as a broadcast producer and cultural editor, and as general secretary of Jeunesses Musicales Luxembourg. He was a jury member of the Cannes Classical Awards and MIDEM Classical Awards, and is now president of the jury of the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA).


Oliver Condy (UK)

Editor, BBC Music Magazine

Oliver Condy is the editor of BBC Music Magazine, the world’s best-selling classical music magazine. During his eight years as editor, Condy has seen the magazine increase its share of the UK classical music magazine market to more than 62 per cent. He is also an organist and a tenor with the Bristol-based Exultate Singers.

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