UK classical chart
The UK classical chart
is a commercial monitoring and marketing device used by the UK music industry to measure its effectiveness in promoting and selling CDs, nominally in the field of classical music
. The measurements are made by collating the returns of sales from a number of well known music stores on a regular basis, and this enables a ranking to be established. However, many of the CDs sold are in fact either compilation
CDs, or crossover
CDs, and are not considered to be classical music by serious musicians.