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 digital and physical distribution, marketing, publicity, e-commerce services, licensing management, sales support, and customer service for all active catalog titles for Naxos and distributed labels. It is a subsidiary of the Naxos Group, founded in 1987 by Klaus Heymann.
Naxos of America moved from New Jersey to Franklin, Tennessee in 1998. As of July 2020, NoA physically distributes the Naxos labels and over 1,000 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, ASO Media, Accentus, Chandos, Opus Arte, ARC Music, BelAir Classiques, BIS Classics, Brilliant Classics, C Major Entertainment, Carus, Collegium, Cantaloupe Music, CSO Resound, Delos, Delphian, Dynamic, DSO Live!, Fanfare Cincinnati, Glyndebourne, Innova, Linn Records, Orfeo, Pentatone, Signum, Sono Luminus, and many others.
Naxos of America is also the largest digital distributor of classical, jazz and world music. The catalogs and new releases of over 1,000 labels are delivered worldwide each month to hundreds of download and streaming DSPs such as Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music, YouTube Music, Pandora, and many more.
Recordings and artists from Naxos, and the NoA distribution family, have garnered more than 50 GRAMMY® Awards and 5 Latin GRAMMYs®. Three GRAMMY®s for “Producer of the Year, Classical” were awarded to producers whose bodies of work included Naxos and distributed label recordings. NoA labels are also recognized with numerous ClassicsToday 10/10 ratings, Opera News Critic’s Choice designations and National Public Radio features.
Aside from the success of NoA’s digital and physical distribution, Naxos Music Library has grown in North America to service 1,700 subscribers including libraries, universities, schools, school districts and other institutions. It is estimated that over 11 million students in North America have access to the Naxos Online Libraries.
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