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Nettwerk Music Group Joins The Naxos Music Library

November 14, 2008

On November 13, Canada’s #1 Independent Record Label, Nettwerk Music Group, Joins The Naxos Music Library. 469 titles from Nettwerk’s catalog, featuring artists such as Sarah McLachlan, Barenaked Ladies, and Sixpence None the Richer will be available on Naxos Music Library.

Naxos Music Library, the world’s largest collection of streaming classical, jazz, wind band, choral, and world music—owned by the world’s leading classical label—welcomes Canada’s top independent record label, Nettwerk Music Group, to its roster of more than 75 premiere performing arts labels, thereby expanding its offerings to include more independent popular music.

Nettwerk Music Group’s extensive catalog features artists such as Barenaked Ladies, Datarock, Delerium, Griffin House, Jars of Clay, Josh Rouse, Junkie XL, Ladytron, Old Crow Medicine Show, The Submarines, Sixpence None The Richer, The Weepies, and many others.

Nettwerk’s Founder and CEO Terry McBride has commented:”Naxos is at the forefront of a new way of thinking that allows the consumer the choice they want.” Klaus Heymann, Naxos’ founder and CEO, said “All of us at Naxos are proud to welcome Nettwerk Music Group to the Naxos Music Library roster of labels. Over the past two decades, Nettwerk Music Group has shown itself to be one of the most diverse, trendsetting, and forward-looking labels in the industry, often going against the grain to stay a few steps ahead of the rest. It is that same innovative, entrepreneurial spirit and vision (of Nettwerk Music Group CEO Terry McBride) that drives Naxos, and so we are extremely happy to be working together with such a world-renowned label.”

Founded in 1984 by Terry McBride, Nettwerk Music Group is Canada’s leading privately-owned record label and artistic management company, responsible for managing some of Canada’s biggest artists, including Sarah McLachlan, Avril Lavigne, and Barenaked Ladies. In 2000, Nettwerk Management expanded its roster to include producers, mixers, and DJs, and now boasts a roster of 40+ world-renowned professionals, including Howard Benson (POD), Cliff Magnus (Avril Lavigne), Randy Staub (Nickelback, Metallica) and Mark Trombino (Blink 182, Jimmy Eat World). Since its inception, Nettwerk Productions has been responsible for 400+ releases that have amassed worldwide sales in excess of 100 million albums. With multiple #1 albums and singles throughout the world, Nettwerk has grown from a small Vancouver record label into an international musical powerhouse, with offices in cities around the world, including New York, Los Angeles, and London, and a headquarters next to Granville Island in Vancouver, B.C.

About Naxos Music Library:
Created by pioneers of the value-priced CD industry–the independent classical music label Naxos and its Chairman Klaus Heymann–Naxos Music Library is a streaming audio music education resource that features recordings from 75+ prestigious independent performing arts labels, including Avie Records, BIS, Bridge, Chandos, Delos, Dacapo, Haenssler Classics, Hungaroton, New Albion, Opera Rara, PentaTone, Phoenix Edition, V2, Wigmore Hall Live, and others. Naxos Music Library launched in 2004 with only a handful of titles and labels, but it quickly grew under the Naxos philosophy.

With over 369,000 tracks of music, powerful tools to stimulate music education and research, the daily addition of new releases, and remote access, Naxos Music Library continues to set the industry standard in streaming classical music education.

About Naxos:
Naxos has focused on maintaining its value- and customer-focused philosophy since Klaus Heymann founded it in 1987. It is the world’s leading classical music label, garnering awards from major music publications like Gramophone, numerous Editor’s Choice awards, GRAMMY© nominations and awards, nominations and wins from the Cannes Classical Awards, and AFIM nominations and awards. Naxos offers music lovers a veritable encyclopedia of music at an affordable price. With offices in 12 countries, the company’s properties include Naxos, Classics Online, Naxos Music Library, Naxos Radio, and Naxos Spoken Word Library.

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