I received a link to this article about the economics of making music in my email. The media changes are not shocking, but the total amounts are much worse than I imagined. I tend to think that the music industry is committing suicide by pushing inferior product.
Classical has a different problem. Classical music went through a period when every imaginable piece was recorded and pitched. To find something new we are stuck with Baroque archeology.
I like to listen to new people and find new things to enjoy instead of listening to the same thing over and over, but my friend Jean says she only wants to hear Kirsten Flagstad sing Wagner and doesn't care if she doesn't listen to anything new. Most of the older audience for opera tend to agree with her, I think.