'... we have faith in this unique venture as people everywhere, and from every strata of society, come within the power and influence of good music.' - Basil Ramsey, writing in 1998
After three months of planning, design and software development at the end of 1998, Music & Vision tentatively launched its daily online classical music magazine service on 1 January 1999 - a joint venture between music publisher and magazine editor Basil Ramsey and internet consultant Keith Bramich. The first months proved quite difficult, as the magazine, billed as a 'classical music magazine in daily parts', struggled to find its way in a world in which the classical music business hadn't yet come to terms with the internet or its possibilities. Readership grew slowly and new writers appeared only occasionally.
More than two decades later, in an ever more quickly changing world, the magazine (with a rebrand in 2019 as Classical Music Daily), holds its own amongst a large number of high quality online publications, and receives a steady stream of material for publication from writers in many different countries.
Classical music news. July 2020 Newsletter - 'A Miracle in Ravenna', Classical Music Daily's July 2020 Newsletter, has just been published, along with an assortment of short news items
Classical music news. June 2020 Newsletter - 'The Art of Thinking', Classical Music Daily's June 2020 Newsletter, has just been published, along with an assortment of short news items
Classical music news. January 2020 Newsletter - 'Pinchgut Opera's "Farnace"', Classical Music Daily's January 2020 Newsletter, has just been published
Classical music news. December 2019 Newsletter - 'A Spanish Nativity', Classical Music Daily's December 2019 Newsletter, has just been published
Classical music news. Sponsored Features - Classical Music Daily's procedure for sponsoring articles and features is back online
Classical music news. November 2019 Newsletter - 'Jessye Norman', Classical Music Daily's November 2019 Newsletter, has just been published
Classical music news. September 2019 Newsletter - 'Myths and Modernity', Classical Music Daily's September 2019 Newsletter has just been published
From Heaven Winging - Keith Bramich remembers this magazine's founding editor, Basil Ramsey, who passed away this week