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NAXOS OF AMERICA SIGNS WORLDWIDE DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION DEAL WITH INDEPENDENT ONLINE DISTRIBUTION ALLIANCE (IODA)
Agreement is part of long-term plan by Naxos and Naxos of America to bring classical music to digital realm through downloading and streaming services

Naxos of America, America’s leading classical music distributor, announced on August 11th a worldwide digital distribution deal with The Independent Online Distribution Alliance (IODA).  Naxos of America will use IODA’s Digital Distribution Dashboard (D3) technology platform to distribute and manage its distributed labels’ music online, in an agreement that also extends distribution of Naxos’ renowned catalogue to select digital service providers.

"As Naxos continues to position itself at the forefront of the digital landscape, we are proud to join the distinguished artists, labels and distribution partners of the IODA network,” Jim Selby, COO, Naxos of America, Inc.  “IODA is a key player in the evolution of independent music distribution and promotion, and Naxos of America is excited to expand the online presence of its award-winning catalogue and the music of its distributed labels through this partnership with IODA and its D3 service.”

The deal with IODA is the latest initiative by Naxos to make its entire catalogue of over 70,000 tracks available to music-lovers online and is part of a long-term plan by Naxos of America to expand the reach of all its distributed labels into the digital realm. 

In June, Naxos of America added thousands of Naxos tracks to the OverDrive Digital Library Reserve,a service that makes digital versions of the world's greatest classical recordings available for downloading through library web sites.  Leading public libraries coast-to-coast already offer a similar service for Naxos Audio Books. 

Naxos is a strong presence in the iTunes Music Store, with its CDs regularly appearing in the top ten albums for classical releases; its tracks are also available on Real Network’s Rhapsody, MSN, and Napster.    

Naxos currently also leads the way in digital streaming of classical music, with three different services available to consumers and institutions.  Naxos Music Library (www.naxosmusiclibrary.com) makes the entire Naxos catalogue--plus a number of other labels' recordings--available online in either CD quality (128 K) or near-CD quality (64K).  Naxos has been marketing this service primarily to libraries and educational institutions and currently has 484 institutions and 270 individual subscribers.   

Naxos Web Radio (www.NaxosRadio.com) offers over 60 commercial-free channels in near-CD quality of classical music, jazz, blues, nostalgia, historical, world, folk and new age programmed by style and category.  Visitors to Naxos.com can register at the site to receive information from Naxos; the web site currently has 178,000 subscribers. 

 










 
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