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Bringing Contemporary Classical To The Masses

https://thecuspmagazine.com/features/piano-men-feature-spotify-playlists-bringing-contemporary-classical-masses/

By Simon Fearn

Joep Beving, a 42-year-old Dutch composer with a bristly, pointed beard and fronds of dull blonde hair, seems born to write soulful piano melodies. His rapid rise to fame, however, is nothing short of miraculous. It was 2015, and he’d been forced to release his debut album Solipsism independently after being turned down by a record label. Suddenly, he found that his Spotify streams were skyrocketing after one of his tracks was added to the streaming giant’s in-house Peaceful Piano playlist (which currently has over four million followers). Continue reading Bringing Contemporary Classical To The Masses