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Naxos Music Library: A New Service for Educators and Music Professionals

Naxos Music Library

New Service for Educators and Music Professionals Offers
Complete On-Demand Classical

“An affordable subscription fee gives libraries a complete music collection accessible by multiple users around the clock.”
--Klaus Heymann, Naxos Founder

A New Service from Naxos

After much anticipation, the Naxos Music Library was launched at the 2004 Music Library Association’s meeting in Washington D.C. USA. The most comprehensive collection of classical music available online, this new service is now available to libraries, educational institutions, and music professionals, offering an instant music collection with over 75000 tracks of classical music available for one low subscription fee. Music is available for listening at a library listening station or from any computer with internet access via remote log in options. Libraries no longer have to worry about lost or stolen recordings and can provide music to students from anywhere in the world. Since its launch, Naxos Music Library has been the classical music choice for some of the leading universities in the country.

A Brand You Can Trust

Naxos is a name already familiar to music professors and librarians as the world’s leading classical music label. Since 1987, Naxos has redefined how classical music is presented and marketed. The innovative strategy of recording exciting new repertoire with exceptional talent has enabled the label to develop one of the largest and fastest growing catalogues of unduplicated repertoire available anywhere. Naxos produces more new recordings than any other label, with over 200 new releases released in 2003.

Thousands of Recordings

Encompassing some of the latest search engine technology, the Naxos Music Library offers the complete catalogue of Naxos recordings, including the Naxos, Marco Polo and Dacapo catalogues, plus Jazz, World music, and educational products. The equivalent to more than 4400 CDs of music is available in high quality 128K, 64K, or 20K streaming sound, on-demand, with accompanying background and composer notes written by experts in the field. Other content is available from third-party labels licensed by Naxos, including the recent addition of world music label Celestial Harmonies.

Affordable Prices

Libraries currently purchasing Naxos recordings know that Naxos provides first-class performances at consumer-friendly prices. Naxos Music Library offers the same outstanding value-for-money proposition. Pricing is by either simultaneous usage or number of passwords, which enables a music department to allow each student to have their own unique subscription.

The Right Choice

Klaus Heymann, Naxos Founder, says of the service, “Naxos is the only classical label with a substantial commitment to music education, and this new service offers libraries online access to our complete catalogue at an affordable subscription price.”

Naxos Music Library is managed by a team of people dedicated to the global educational market. Its servers are based at Hong Kong’s government-owned Cyberport complex with a team of full time programmers and designers backing up the service, as well as customer service representatives. The editorial team, including a full time musicologist, is based at the Naxos of America office in Franklin, TN.

Naxos Music Library is a business-to-business service currently available only to music educators, music professionals, and educational institutions. Individual consumers can find the same outstanding value with the latest Naxos CDs at their local music retailers.

Contact Us for a Free Trial

UK: David Robson

US: Heather Buettner

Asia Pacific: Edith Lei

All Other Countries:
Customer Service Representative

Classical Music Finds Support in Retail

Amid gloomy predictions for the classical music industry, several retail stores are emerging as hope for concerned classical music listeners.  Worldwide, record shops are demonstrating that classical music is here to stay.

In the US, Borders Books and Music is celebrating Classical Music Month.  From March 28, 2004 through April 25, 2004, classical music will be featured throughout the store with consumer-friendly prices.  Music fans can buy 3 Naxos CDs and receive the 4th CD (of equal or lesser value) free.

UK retailers HMV, Virgin, and Borders are expanding their classical coverage and offerings, to the delight of classical music lovers in the British Isles.  HMV and Borders currently offer UK customers 5 Naxos CDs for £20, and Naxos recordings soon will  be available in the Books, Etc. chain.

With an increasing number of retailers heeding the pleas (and pocketbooks) of loyal classical enthusiasts, the classical market has exciting possibilities ahead.  Visit your local retailer today and let them know how much you appreciate their support of classical music.


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