Founded in 1991 in Pennsauken, New Jersey, Naxos of America, Inc. has become the leading independent digital and physical distributor of classical music in North America. Naxos of America (NoA) offers marketing, e-marketing, publicity, physical and digital e-commerce services, licensing opportunities, streaming services, sales and customer service for all new releases and active catalog titles for Naxos and all of its distributed labels. It is a subsidiary of the Naxos Group, founded in 1987 by Klaus Heymann.
Naxos of America moved from the East Coast of the U.S. to Franklin, Tennessee in 1998 and now resides in a 50,000 square foot office and warehouse facility. As of October 2015, NoA physically distributes the Naxos labels and over 400 CD and DVD labels that bridge the many genres of music and performing arts. These include Sony Classics, Naïve Classique, New York Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, LSO Live, Mariinsky, The Choir of King’s College Cambridge, ASO Media, Accentus, Chandos, Opus Arte, ARC Music, Arthaus Musik, BelAir Classiques, BIS Classics, Brilliant Classics, C Major Entertainment, Carus, Collegium, Cantaloupe Music, CSO Resound, Delos, Delphian, Dynamic, DSO Live!, Fanfare Cincinnati, Glyndebourne, Innova, JazzHaus, Linn Records, Orfeo, PentaTone, Signum, Sono Luminus, MPS-Jazz, Bethlehem Records and many others.
This impressive roster of labels allows the Naxos of America sales team to approach retail each month with over 60,000 titles. Whether servicing traditional retail accounts or direct-to-consumer orders, the location of the NoA warehouse allows shipments to reach 50% of the U.S. population within 48 hours.
Naxos of America is also the largest digital distributor of classical, jazz and world music. The catalogs and new releases of over 700 labels are delivered worldwide each month to hundreds of high resolution digital download, streaming and mobile sites such as Apple Music, Amazon MP3, HDtracks, Spotify, and Pandora, among others.