SOURCE: Naxos of America, Inc.

Naxos of America, Inc.

May 02, 2011 09:00 ET

Altissimo! Recordings to Become Part of the Naxos Group

NASHVILLE, TN--(Marketwire - May 2, 2011) - The Naxos Group (www.naxos.com) is proud to announce that American military music label Altissimo! Recordings (http://www.militarymusic.com/index.php) has joined their roster.

The Naxos Group has purchased Altissimo! and Naxos of America will begin physical distribution of the label in North America on June 1, 2011. "Altissimo! Recordings is a natural addition to our family of labels, not only because of its local Nashville ties, but also because of our ongoing commitment to releasing new and exciting band recordings. Altissimo!'s wonderful catalog of military music will further enhance our already rich roster of band music on Naxos and other labels in our distributed label family," said Naxos of America CEO Jim Selby.

Though the Naxos Group will now be the owner of Altissimo!, the label will continue to offer its high quality recordings and its new release policy will not change. Altissimo!'s consumer catalog presence will also remain the same with appearances in its publications like Time-Life, Heartland, Wireless, America!, Sound Review, Classics, Musical Heritage, Life Dance, Great Music, Serendipity Recordings, Musical Treasurers and others.

Al McCree, Co-Founder and Former President of Altissimo! commented, "We are very pleased to be selling Altissimo! Recordings to the Naxos Group. It is clear that the legacy of Altissimo! as the world leader in military music will be preserved for generations to come."

Since its inception in 1991, Altissimo!Recordings has been dedicated to the continuing production and distribution of the vast array of music from the wonderful musicians of the United States military bands, orchestras, ensembles and choruses. Prior to the founding of Altissimo!, these phenomenal recordings were not available to the general public. Altissimo! has the greatest admiration and respect for the hundreds of men and women in uniform that comprise these unparalleled musical groups.

Headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee, a suburb of Nashville, Naxos of America is the #1 independent classical music distributor in the U.S. Specializing in state-of-the-art distribution, marketing and promotion, Naxos of America distributes nearly 20,000 SKUs to traditional brick and mortar retail, as well as offering a comprehensive suite of services tailored to consumer direct fulfillment. Naxos of America is also the largest digital distributor of independent classical music, supplying a catalog of over 30,000 albums to hundreds of digital download and mobile outlets worldwide.

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