The Yo Yo Ma/Morricone album was a long time ago back when there was actual revenue from recordings.
Indeed, today, recordings are more likely to recommend an artist's concerts. There is no money to be made from releasing recordings. The major labels may still make some income through streaming, but only because they have such an enormous back catalogue. Streaming pays little, though I wonder why labels allow their music to be streamed so cheaply. Probably because it's either that or nothing. Sad times for music recordings.